Welcome to the UC Berkeley Controller's Office

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The Controller's Office provides oversight of various University financial services including financial accounting and controls, accounts receivable, accounts payable, contracts and grants accounting, and payroll. 

Our mission is to:

  • Deliver efficient and effective financial services
  • Support decision-making based on timely and accurate financial information
  • Provide best practice financial guidance and consultation
  • Promote accountability and the management of risks
  • Be an advocate for sensible policies and practices

We invite you to explore this site and hope you find your visit both interesting and useful.

 How Do I....?

...learn more about the financial systems?

You can find information about Berkeley's financial systems at the BFS/BAIRS/BearBuy website, or log onto the Blu portal and select the Finance tab

...identify my fiscal responsibilities?

A great place to start would be to review the Responsibilities Guide section of the Berkeley Compliance Services website.

...find out more about policies that affect my department's operations?

Visit the Campuswide Policies & Procedures website and search for a particular topic.

...sign up for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)?

EFT sign-up instructions are located in the Accounts Payable section of the Financial Forms. You may also go to the Payroll section of this website for information on electronic pay.

...manage an audit?

See the Managing an Audit page for suggestions on interacting with auditors, both internal and external.

...request access to one of the financial systems on campus?

Information Services and Technology (IST) maintains SARA (Systems Access Request Application), a web portal for system access requests. Please note that SARA requires a CalNet ID and passphrase. To obtain a CalNet ID and passphrase, go to IST's CalNet page.

...accept credit cards for payment?

For information on how to become a Credit Card Merchant and to begin accepting credit cards for payment, please contact the Credit Card Coordinator.

...apply to the Human Subject Prepaid Card Program?

Learn about a creative and innovative way to pay your human research subjects at the Human Subject Prepaid Card Program page located within the Cash Handling and Banking Services website.

...claim an incoming wire transfer or ACH payment?

Visit the Claiming Electronic Payments page (found in the Cash Handling and Banking Service section) for more information.

...find out who can answer questions about my tax documents?

For your convenience, the Payroll Office has a list of contacts who can answer your tax document questions.

...find out information about faculty loan programs?

New Controller's Office Website

Visit our YouTube channel

Rosemarie Rae, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, spoke at the NOW Conference on June 10 about how to launch into a career in finance and what it’s like to work in finance at UC Berkeley. Read more and watch the video.

Controller's Office
2195 Hearst Avenue
Room 130, MC 1108
Berkeley CA 94720-1108
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Fax 510-643-7628

For employment verification, please call 510-664-9000.