Welcome to the Controls and Accountability Resource Center

  • Controls Corner - Program information, philosophy and background
  • Access - Provides information and forms for access to financial systems
  • Policy/Delegations - Policy process, delegation principles and current campus delegations
  • AO/MSO Portal - Our conduit to help strengthen the control environment
  • Forums and Training - To improve communication, effectiveness, consistency and to help strengthen the control environment
  • Tools - UC Merced's Administrative Responsibilities Handbook and other tools to facilitate efficiencies, compliance and consistency

Hot Topics

  • AO/MSO Meeting: The next meeting is scheduled for October 21, 2014 in the Chancellor's Conference Room (KL 232) from 10:45 A.M. - Noon. The agenda will be emailed the Thursday prior to the meeting and posted on the Controls Website Meetings Page.
  • Financial Management Certification Program: The next elective module is "Elective: HR-Conducting Performance Appraisals" scheduled for September 17, 2014 from 1:00 - 4:45 p.m.  For additional information about the FMCP, visit the FMCP page.
  • G-28 Travel Rules: Effective January 1, 2014, mileage reimbursement rates will decrease from $0.565 per mile to $0.56 per mile for use of a private automobile for University business; and will decrease from $0.24 to $0.235 per mile for driving or shipping an automobile in connection with a move or relocation. Letter from Executive Vice President and CFO.
  • Sign Up for Direct Deposit: It's safer and better for our environment. For instructions go to the Payroll Website

If you have questions, comments, or ideas for this site, please let us know

Sheryl Ireland
Director, Financial
Management, Controls
and Accountability
(209) 228-4090


Jennifer Di Salvo
Assurance and
Controls Analyst
(209) 228-4367


Jenny Duenas
Controls Systems/
Assurance and Controls Analyst
(209) 228-4071



Viola Kinsman
Associate Director, Policy, Controls and Accountability
(209) 228-2253




  Strive for Excellence:  
  • Understand my purpose, why I come to work each day
  • Challenge myself to improve quality and effectiveness
  • Always perform my work with the utmost integrity
  • Anticipate issues to continuously help identify and mitigate risk
  • Think for myself and express my ideas. Don't be a robot