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Budget and Finance Contacts

Please contact us with any budgetary or financial procedure questions. Not sure whom to contact? Please see our team below for guidance.

Katie Dallia

Director of Financial Analysis

E-mail: k-dallia@northwestern.edu  Phone: 847-491-6655

  • Department and program budgets
  • Gift & Endowment questions
  • Salary planning

Holly Schueneman

Manager of Financial Administration

E-mail: h-schueneman@northwestern.edu  Phone: 847-491-7497

  • Review of large-scale event/conference budgets & related policies
  • Chair/director expense report reviews/approvals
  • Actuals journals normally approved within Dean's Office
  • Catering & hotel contract review/signatures
  • Policy questions

Carrie Garrison

Financial Administrator

E-mail: carrie.garrison@northwestern.edu Phone: 847-467-1055

  • Procurement card applications & transaction/restriction limit exceptions
  • Level 3 transactions above $5,000 (NUFIN, wire transfers)
  • Departmental payroll approvals (including FASIS worklist funding approval, special/additional pay forms, prizes/awards, contracted services for non-residents)
  • System security access requests (FFRA-NUFIN/Infoed/FAMIS, Vista, FASIS)
  • Chart string maintenance (setup & deactivation)
  • Finance staff onboarding, training, & best practices (Division 2 & 3)
  • Faculty leaves (non-sponsored)
  • Summer Salary

Jessica Clements

Financial Assistant

E-mail: jessica.clements@northwestern.edu  Phone: 847-467-6275 

  • Level 1 & 2 up to $5,000 approvals for expense report, travel authorization / cash advance, voucher, requisition, & wire transfer approvals normally handled within the Dean’s Office (including any documents with 90 day and exception documentation)
  • Transfer commitments from Dean’s Office funds (including humanities international travel, lecturer travel funds, faculty recruiting, & conference support)
  • Tenure-eligible and other teaching faculty payroll & related FASIS funding setup
  • Computer replacement funding
  • Purchasing/supply chain questions
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