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Financial Operations

Michael D. Barhorst is the Chief Financial Officer. Michael Barhorst will provide the direct day-to-day leadership over the financial planning and analysis, accounting, auditing, internal controls, investments, and fiscal management systems of both Sinclair College and the Sinclair College Foundation.

 For more details about the Finance division, click on a department below.

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The office of General Accounting is located in Building 7, Room 230. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

General Accounting provides the following services:

  • Payment of non-payroll college bills such as vendor invoices, utility, independent contractor, and construction expenses
  • Preparation and disbursement of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
  • Review and payment of travel expenses
+  Bursar Office and College Cashier
The Bursar Office and College Cashier is located in Building 10, Room 016. 
+  Business Services
Business Services oversees a number of student and employee services, which include the Campus Store, Aramark Food Services, Mail Center, Campus Parking, and the Purchasing Department. Business Services is also responsible for maintaining the college’s insurance, property acquisition, liability avoidance, and general business activity across campus.
+  Financial Planning and Analysis

Financial Planning and Analysis supports the Vice President for Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer in effectively managing the budgetary resources of Sinclair Community College.

Working closely with academic and administrative units, Financial Planning and Analysis coordinates the annual planning and budgeting process, prepares long-term financial projections, and provides detailed financial analyses including cost/benefit analysis, data trend analysis, and forecasting for internal use and external agencies.

+  Grants Accounting

Grants Accounting works in conjunction with Grants Development to monitor, track and ensure financial and program compliance for Sinclair’s grants and restricted projects.

Grants Accounting is located in Building 7, Room 321.

Payroll is located in Building 7, Room 341. 
+  Research, Analytics and Reporting (RAR)
RAR is the official source of all institutional data related to enrollment matters. In that capacity, the department handles the majority of external reports required by regulatory bodies as well as approved information requests from a wide variety of other organizations.