Welcome PLU's New Controller

The PLU Business Office is very happy to welcome our new Controller, Jeff Role, who will join the team on July 1.  As Controller, Jeff will provide strategic leadership in establishing and enforcing University’s financial policies and overseeing day-to-day financial operations. Specific functions under Jeff’s leadership will include accounting, payroll, accounts receivable & collections, cashiering, audit and tax compliance, budget administration, and financial reporting.

Jeff comes to PLU having worked for over a decade as Deputy Superintendent for Business & Operations for the Yelm Community Schools in Yelm, Washington. Jeff has a proven track record of improving operations and maximizing budgets at the school district through financial management, cost reductions, internal controls and productivity/ efficiency improvements. Prior to his time at the school district, Jeff was a senior auditor in public practice.

Jeff holds an M.B.A. from Colorado State and a B.A. in Business & Professional Accounting from Eastern Washington University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

The Business Office extends a very warm welcome to Jeff Role.

Important Information concerning year-end expense cut-off rules:

Expenses submitted prior to May 31, but are for travel or events that occur during this fiscal year (FY16) will be expensed and paid against this year’s (FY16) budget.  Even if your FY15 budget had additional funds remaining, accounting rules prohibit us from charging the expenses against your FY15 budget when the activity takes place in the next year.  For instance, if a plane reservation is made on May 15th for travel in July, or later, that expense will reflect this year’s (FY16).

Conversely, goods and services received before May 31 have been charged to your FY15 budget.  This includes items where the invoice was not received by PLU in the month of June.  Business Office staff are scrutinizing invoices for shipping and delivery dates to determine the appropriate year to charge expenses.

Most May P-card purchases have been charged to your FY15 budget, except those purchases that fall in one of the above outlined scenarios.  In order for transactions to be charged to FY15 the transactions would have been submitted by the vendor to the bank by May 31.  Backordered items or transactions not received by the bank by May 31 are charged to FY16 budgets.

Thank you for your continued assistance and support of the Business Office.  Please call or email Gemma Dulay (x 8056 or dulaygr@plu.edu) or Patti Pearce (x7119 or pearcepa@plu.edu) with any questions you may have.

Who We Are:

PLU Business Office provides accounting and financial services for PLU. We strive to provide the highest quality of service to all customers. Services include: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Student Accounts Receivable, Cashier, Purchasing, Student Loan Collections, and Purchase Cards.


  • Recent additions to Documents and Forms:
    Externally-funded Grants and Contracts_Step-by-Step Procedures
  • A Purchase Order is required only when the dollar amount of the requisition exceeds $2,500.

The Purchase Card

Learn more about the JP Morgan Chase Purchase Card here

Student Accounts

Find important information about your Student Account here

Documents & Forms

You can download documents and forms here