Faculty Financial Officers (FFOs)

FFO Roles and Responsibilities

The FFOs (Financial Officers in Faculties and Central Units) are responsible for the Faculty/Central Unit’s financial matters and operations. This position works closely with Financial Services on the following matters:

  • Responsible for implementing financial processes & controls to adhere to Financial Services’ Policies & Procedures.
  • Responsible for partnering with Financial Services in the event of non-compliance.
  • Accountable for Fund/Grant management:

- Monitor funds/grants by ensuring financial transactions are legitimate,
   reasonable and an appropriate use of the fund/grant and must be in support of the
   University’s/Granting Agencies policies

- Ensure no over-expenditure exists

- Prepare year-end variance analysis for unrestricted funds

  • Oversee the Financial Services Teams
  • Prepare Faculty/Central Unit financial reports & analyses
  • Participate in the Research Financial Management Services Compliance Reviews
  • Act as the Key Financial Contact and/or assign other Key Financial Contacts and uPrint Administrators.

Faculty Financial Officers

As at May 30, 2019

  Faculty Faculty Financial Officer Email Address
1 Faculty of Arts

Nancy Prsa

Nancy.Prsa [at] mcgill.ca


Faculty of Science

Julie Theriault

Julie.Theriault3 [at] mcgill.ca


Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Louise Côté

Louise.Cote [at] mcgill.ca


Faculty of Medicine

Batchimeg Zuend

Batchimeg.Zuend [at] mcgill.ca


Faculty of Education

Daniela Frischer (interim is Rukhsana Diwan)

Rukhsana.Diwan [at] mcgill.ca


Schulich School of Music

Henry Tin

Henry.Tin [at] mcgill.ca


Faculty of Engineering

Leila Al-Bassit

Leila.Albassit [at] mcgill.ca


Faculty of Law

Debbie Carlone

Debbie.Carlone [at] mcgill.ca


Desautels Faculty of Management

Nina Dolea Cochina

Nina.Cochina [at] mcgill.ca


Faculty of Dentistry

Rosemary Cooke

Rosemary.Cooke [at] mcgill.ca


School of Continuing Studies

Sinike Niki Maphosa

Sinikhiwe.Maphosa [at] mcgill.ca


FFO Meetings

To access previous FFO Meeting Presentations, please log in.


Checklist for Transfers and Terminations

PDF icon Checklist [pdf]

To be used whenever a member from your department/faculty has been transferred or terminated - various finance roles/permissions need to be revoked in addition to initiating the usual TNT process.


Resources and Tools for Updating Financial Services Teams (FST) Membership

In order to facilitate your role in managing FST Teams, we have developed Checklists which indicate the steps required to maintain FST Memberships and Electronic Forms to facilitate updates to FST Teams.  All requests for changes to FST membership must be made online using the electronic forms that are available. If you have any questions, please contact Fissecurity.acct [at] mcgill.ca

Checklists Electronic Forms to be submitted Paper Form to be submitted

PDF icon Changes to FFO (FST Supervisor) [pdf]


Specimen Signatures of Financial Services teams [pdf]

PDF icon Changes to FST Manager [pdf]

Temporary changes to FST Manager
Permanent FST Manager membership changes

Specimen Signatures of Financial Services teams [pdf]

PDF icon Changes to FST Support Staff [pdf]

FST Support Staff membership changes