University of Minnesota
Controller's Office or
612-624-1617 or

Gateway to University's Financial Processes

The Controller's Office is responsible for providing processes, systems, controls, and procedures over financial functions so the University of Minnesota has timely, accurate, and complete financial information for use in decision making. In addition, the Controller's Office strives to reduce costs and increase efficiencies for the University.

Scam alert, notice to suppliers and vendors January 2014

January 17, 2014

There is an active email scam involving purchase orders and requests for price quotations that pretend to originate from the University of Minnesota but are in fact fraudulent. The University cannot prevent this illegal activity, but we are actively working with law enforcement to investigate these fraudulent email contacts. For more information, see the notice to suppliers and vendors.


The Controller's Office reports to the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Richard Pfutzenreuter. Within the Controller's Office there are a number of units, each responsible system-wide for a distinct area of business:

Financial System User Assistance and News

Compliance issues

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requires the University of Minnesota to implement safeguards to insure the security and confidentiality of certain non-public customer information. Read more here...

PCI DSS (payment card industry data security standard)

University of Minnesota departments that accept payment cards as payment for goods and services are contractually obligated to follow the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Read more here...

Identity Theft Prevention Program (Red Flags Rule)

The Red Flags rule requires many businesses and organizations to implement a written identity theft prevention program designed to detect the warning signs (or "red flags") of identity theft in their day-to-day operations. Read more here...





Other web sites

The Controller's Office has a number of web presences that are linked to this site in various ways:

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