About Business and Finance
We are the "financial hub" of Seattle Colleges, handling all internal and external financial matters. Employees, if you have questions regarding accounting and finance, our staff can help.
The decision has been made to embark on the Reorganization Plan for Seattle Colleges’ District Finance and Operations and College Business Offices. This reorganization is designed to unify the District Finance and Accounting Team as well as the District Purchasing Team. It will also realign the Business Office Teams, including the Cashiering Teams, across our three colleges. This plan has been developed over the last two years districtwide.
With this announcement, we now move to a new phase where we will work with our union partners to ensure our team members understand the new structure and their place in it. We will be engaging in the necessary conversations to reach understanding and agreement. We are hoping to begin recruiting for positions as soon as possible to start the new fiscal year strong.
We have developed a reference page that details this reorganization on our website: District Finance and Operations Reorganization Plan.
On this webpage you may read the executive summary of the proposed reorganization as well as see the old organization charts and the new organization charts. There are some historic organization charts to show how finance and accounting has been organized in the past to help folks understand our past and current context.
We recognize that change presents challenges, and I want to assure everyone that we are striving towards a unified team working together to support the three colleges and the district in the most efficient way possible.
We will continue to provide updates as our plan and actions progress.
We in Business and Finance are always working to improve service delivery. We are excited to share that we are now using the online Help Desk ticketing system developed by IT to serve you better. Joining others using this system across Seattle Colleges allows us to share tickets between departments in the background to address your issues and concerns more seamlessly and efficiently.
The new Business Office category of IT’s online Help Desk ticketing system is now live. There is nothing you need to do to prepare, and you can begin using it immediately.
How to Get Started
1. Go to the online IT Help Desk at https://helpdesk.seattlecolleges.edu.
2. Login in with your MySeattleColleges credentials.
Note: if it is your first time logging into the IT Help Desk ticketing system, you will receive a prompt to set up your account profile. Refer to the document “First time login to New Help Desk”.
3. Select the “Create a New Ticket” button and complete the form. Be sure to select “Business Office” as your category so it will route to our Business and Finance experts. In the form, describe the support you need, detailing the issue and your concerns and questions. Examples may include topics like:
- Budget manager/user meetings
- Capital projects coding
- Purchasing contracts
- Other contracts
- Other support needed
Note: For full details on creating a Help Desk ticket, refer to the attached document “Create a Help Desk Ticket”.
4. Alternately, you can click “See Our COMPLETE SERVICE CATALOG Here” and then select Business Office to complete the form.
We are officially retiring the campus respective “Business Office” email addresses. If you email these addresses, your email WILL NOT be forwarded, and you will get an auto-reply asking you to go to the online Help Desk for assistance.
Compliance with U.S. Federal Single Audit Act Requirements
The State of Washington successfully completed and filed the Federal Single Audit Report and Financial Statement Audit for FY2022 with the U.S. Department of Education in June 2023. This satisfies federal audit requirements for all public higher education institutions in the State of Washington regarding federal funding and federal grants.
Meet the Team
Business and Finance Mailing Address:
1500 Harvard Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-3803