Office of the Chief Financial Officer

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for developing and overseeing the budget process, financial planning, analysis and reporting, finance, treasury and accounting operations and procurement for the University of Florida.

Vice President and CFO Michael V. McKee

Our Mission

To provide leadership in financial planning, decision-making and process improvement

Our Vision

To establish a standard of partnership, innovation, value-added resource maximization, and financial expertise such that:

We are consulted early and work in an integrated, high-trust way with colleges and departments to continuously improve processes and make great financial decisions.

We are providing easy-to-use innovative tools and resources for campus’ financial transactions and decision-making.

A campus-wide resource

Our office is focused on developing initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative processes and to support and promote the strategic goals and initiatives of the university.

To help departments and units achieve these goals we strive to:

Provide comprehensive, effective “business partnering” in all financial responsibilities

Provide assistance and leadership for all financial professionals at UF and establish a collaboration with those professionals to further their continued professional development

Be a thought leader in representing UF in the higher education industry and at the State and local levels

We welcome your input and are here to help you reach your goals. Contact any of our staff members, found in the staff section of our website, or fill out our CFO Feedback Form if you need any support or have suggestions for improvement.

New & Noteworthy

A new year and new website

Late last year, the Office of the CFO quietly rolled out our new website at cfo.ufl.edu. If you haven’t already seen it, the revamped site matches the design and style of many other UF websites and delivers news, updates and information in a more user-friendly, visually appealing way.

Job Shadowing Program opens to entire CFO Division

Finance and Accounting (F&A) is rolling out the second phase of its Job Shadowing Program, which matches F&A employees to peers within their departments, after a successful phase one last summer and fall. Phase two will open the program to the entire CFO Division, allowing participants to pursue cross-departmental job shadowing opportunities across F&A, Procurement Services and the Budget Office.

Finance and Accounting intern on her way to NYC

A junior pursuing her bachelor’s in business administration with a major in finance and a minor in accounting, Janelle Barghout is interested in understanding the complex dynamics that drive the world of finance and pushing the financial industry to new and exciting places.

New course: Fiscal Responsibility for Leaders at UF

How can you, in your role as a leader, safeguard your funds and design structures to enhance fiscal accountability? Do you have a standard practice in place to prevent fraudulent activity that all of your staff are aware of and understand? The new “Fiscal Responsibility for Leaders” course is designed for the person in the unit who is in a position of authority and who is ultimately responsible for the finances of the unit, as well as those on his/her team who are involved in the reconciliation process.

New course focused on fraud awareness

Laura Ling, of Internal Audit, says that the best way to deter fraud is to increase the perceived risk of detection. “If people think they’re going to get caught, they’re less likely to commit fraud,” said Ling.

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