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Office of the Controller

The Controller’s Office is responsible for managing the overall accounting and payroll operations of the University.  This includes managing internal controls to mitigate risk; ensuring that the official accounting records of the University are complete and accurate; safeguarding the assets of the University to minimize risk of financial loss; and developing and maintaining reporting tools to provide high-quality financial information to the Rockefeller community.

The mission of this office is to maintain a sound and effective internal control environment to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as relevant federal and state regulations.  The Controller reports to the Vice President for Finance.

The Controller’s Office consists of several units, as follows:

  • General Accounting
  • Payroll
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Information Systems
  • Endowment Accounting
  • Foreign National Tax compliance and reporting
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Property, Plant & Equipment asset management

The main office is located on the second floor of Founders Hall room 204A

Office Hours: 8AM – 4PM

Michael P. Vitale
Phone Number: (212) 327-8704
Fax Number: (212) 327-8533

Beth Krumholtz
Associate Controller
Phone Number: (212) 327-8388
Fax Number: (212) 327-8533