Accounting and Financial Reporting

Fall foliage on the Bates campus

Lane Hall
Lane Hall Room 217 & 221

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer, the Accounting Department is responsible for the financial transactions of the College. Key areas of responsibility include: auditing and financial reporting; ensuring the defined use of funds in accordance with Federal, State and College policies and procedures; and planning, implementing, and executing measures of internal control to ensure the highest levels of integrity are maintained in the safekeeping of the College’s financial assets.

The mission of the Accounting Department is to support the programs and activities of the College and to serve as a resource and business partner with the internal and external Bates community by providing timely, accurate and actionable financial data.  Our aim is to maintain and further enhance the cost effectiveness and efficiency of Bates financial operations while being ethically responsible and delivering both our mission and the mission of Bates in a professional and thoughtful manner.