Grant and Contract Accounting

The Grant and Contract Accounting department manages the financial component of the University's externally funded research, public service, and other separately budgeted projects. 

Grant and Contract Accounting ensures compliance with University Policies and Procedures as well as those of the sponsoring organization by:

  • Reviewing and approving all financial transactions on sponsored projects.
  • Approving all new and incremental funding for sponsored projects and setting them up in the University's financial systems.
  • Providing billing, collections, and financial reporting services for all sponsored projects.
  • Serving as liaison to outside auditors examining the University's sponsored projects.
  • Providing advice and support to Financial Officers and Principal Investigators/Project Directors in the financial conduct of their sponsored projects.
  • Conducting the University's Indirect Cost Study at required intervals.

Our office is located in the Perkins Administration Building, Room 205.

The Grant and Contract Accounting staff and their responsibilities/assignments are as follows:

David Ewing Director
214-768-3761  
dcewing@smu.edu 
  Perkins School of Theology    
  School of Law
   
  Moody Graduate School    
Lama Alsheikh Ali Lyle School of Engineering
214-768-3838 lalsheikh@smu.edu
  Earth Sciences - Dedman College
   
  Billings & Financials
   
Wendy Bin Zhang Simmons School of Education
214-768-6711  binzhang@smu.edu
  Meadows School of the Arts    
  Psychology - Dedman College
   
  Labor Reporting    
Rachel Robertson

Dedman College-Except Earth Sciences & Psychology

214-768-6695  robertsonr@smu.edu
  Cox School of Business    
Kim Orcutt
Accounting Coordinator
214-768-2772
korcutt@smu.edu