Welcome to the Office of the Chief Financial Office & Treasurer

Photo of Michael MaschMichael Masch, CFO & Treasurer

Mr. Masch was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Howard University by President Wayne A. I. Frederick and ratified as Treasurer of the University by the Board of Trustees in April 2015.

Mr. Masch previously served as Secretary of Budget and Administration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Vice President for Budget and Management at the University of Pennsylvania, Chief Business Officer for the Philadelphia Public Schools, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Manhattan College.

About the Office of the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer is responsible for supervision and management of financial and business operations at Howard University. 

The mission of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer is to assist the President, the Board of Trustees, the Cabinet and the Deans – on behalf of all faculty, students and staff – in achieving and maintaining sustainable financial stability for the entire University and all of its schools and component units.  The Office of the CFO & Treasurer helps Howard University to be a responsible steward of the funds entrusted to the University by its students and their families, donors, grantors, and other supporters. 

Access key University financial reports and audits.

Offices and activities under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer include the following:

Controller’s Office

  • General Accounting
  • Audits and Financial Reporting
  • Grant Accounting
  • Restricted Fund Accounting
  •  Payroll

Treasury Operations

  • Cash Management
  • Debt Management

Bursar’s Office (Student Accounts)

  • Student Billing
  • Student Collections
  • Student Refunds
  • Payment Plan Administration
  • Financial Holds
  • Tax Credit Reporting – 1098-T

University Budget Office

  • Budget Preparation
  • Budget Monitoring

Procurement and Contracting   

  • Purchasing
  • Contracting
  • Procurement Cards

Accounts Payable

  • Vendor Payments
  • Travel Authorization & Reimbursement

Investment Office

  • Endowment Investment Management
  • Pension Fund Investment Management
  • 403B Plan Investment Management (with HR)

Insurance and Risk Management               

  • Insurance
  • Claims Management
  • Risk Management

Real Estate Development             

  • Property Acquisition
  • Property Disposition
  • Leasing
  • Space Planning