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Research Financial Management Services

elvie.coletta [at] (Elvie Coletta)
Senior Director

680 Sherbrooke Street West
7th floor, Suite 724
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2M7

Unit Responsibilities & Contacts

sonia.pietraroia [at] (Sonia Pietraroia)
Associate Director, Research Compliance & Tri-Agency

stella.sotocinal [at] (Stella Sotocinal)
Associate Director, Compliance, Training and Process Improvements

oksana.vasilik [at] (Oksana Vasilik)
Manager, Research Financial Management Services

rosa.sciangula [at] (Rosa Sciangula)
Manager, Research Financial Management Services

russell.ramoutar [at] (Russell Ramoutar)
Manager, Research Financial Management Services

rashim.rashim [at] (Rashim)
Manager, Research Financial Management Services


  • Provides support to the researchers in order to facilitate the management of their research grants/contracts as well as provides financial management and control on behalf of external funding stakeholders (Governmental Agencies, Foundations, Corporations, etc).
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate recording of revenues and expenditures relating to research grants, contracts, international research agreements and other restricted funds, in accordance with the reporting requirements of granting agencies, corporations and/or government as well as McGill University.
  • Together with faculties, departments and researchers, our office ensures that funds are expended and accounted for in accordance with the terms, conditions and regulations provided by the source of funding and/or policies and procedures of the University.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Assigning FOAPAL strings to new research grants/contracts
  • Setting up awarded budgets (spending power)
  • Financial Reporting
  • Billings/Invoicing
  • Coordinating Agency Audits
  • Inter-institutional advances (partner grants)
  • Monitoring Over-expenditures
  • Receivables (Aging)
  • Interpretation of granting agency regulations
  • Spending in accordance with agency regulation
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