• Business Affairs

  • Staff

    Jacob E. Harman
    Vice President of Business Affairs
    Tel: 646.592.4005
    Fax: 212.960.0023
    Email: jharman@yu.edu


    Craig Becker
    AVP Finance & Corporate Controller
    Tel: 646.592.4009
    Fax: 212.960.0023
    Email: Craig.becker@yu.edu



    Accounting Services is responsible for processing all University financial transactions so that they can be properly documented and reported. Our primary responsibilities are compiling "actual" (rather than budgeted or projected) financial data, issuing monthly financial results, supporting/maintaining administrative level compliance, safeguarding University financial and physical assets, and successfully completing the annual audit.
    Joseph Dandic
    Director of Accounting Services
    Tel: 646.592.4003
    Fax: 212.960.0023
    Email: dandic@yu.edu

    Budget and Management Reporting

    The University Budget Office is responsible for developing the annual budget for the University with the goal of balancing revenues and expenditures. The department also develops and distributes monthly reports for use by the divisions for planning purposes and reports quarterly on the state of the University's finances to the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees. Each division of the University has a financial administrator responsible for managing the budget of the division. The financial administrator should be contacted when there are budget questions, purchase requests and personnel transactions. Each division also has a budget analyst in the office of Budget and Management reporting to assist them in developing their budgets and in ensuring that they are following correct procedures in committing their divisional funds

    Nathaniel Kane
    Director of Budgeting and Management Analysis
    Tel: 212.960.5400 x6983
    Fax: 212.960.0023
    Email: Nathaniel.kane@yu.edu

    Internal Audit

    The Internal Audit Department of Yeshiva University provides independent, comprehensive evaluations of University activities as a service to management. Internal Audit's assurance, consulting and investigative services (provided through objective analyses, testing and recommendations to management) are designed to add value and improve internal controls, thereby strengthening the University's operations. By evaluating and improving the effectiveness of financial and operational controls, as well as the risk management and compliance processes, Internal Audit helps YU safeguard assets, ensure compliance with laws and regulations, and achieve management's operational objectives.
    Amanda J. Grace, CPA
    AVP, Internal Audit
    Tel: 212.960.5456
    Fax: 212.960.0023
    Email: grace@yu.edu

    Investment Office

    The Endowment Office is responsible for investing the University's cash assets in order to finance YU's long-term needs.
    Chief Investment Officer: TBD


    Procurement Services seeks to effectively serve the requirements of the University community by procuring the appropriate types and quality of equipment, supplies and services at the best possible delivered price without delay. The chief procurement officer of procurement services is directly responsible to the vice president of finance, chief financial officer and associate dean for business affairs at Einstein.
    Jack D. Zencheck
    Chief Procurement Officer
    Tel: 718.430.8889
    Email: jzenchec@yu.edu

    Risk Management

    The Risk Management Department reports to the VP of business affairs/chief financial officer and is responsible for the insurance and risk management programs at the University. The Risk Management Department actively manages loss exposures associated with operations by identifying and analyzing the types of risks the University faces and deciding how to manage and finance the cost of these risks.
    In addition to administering the University's insurance portfolio, the office offers risk management programs and services to the University community to mitigate campus risk. The duties of the office include coordination of campus risk assessments, oversight of loss prevention activities, management of the Workers' Compensation program, business continuity planning, and administering and financing of property and casualty claims.
    Jack D. Zencheck
    Chief Procurement Officer
    Tel: 718.430.8889
    Email: riskmgmt@yu.edu


    Tax Compliance

    Tax Compliance ensures accurate tax reporting and withholding, prepares tax returns and provides advice and guidance on tax issues for the University. The department also ensures that the University complies with all federal, state and city agency rules and requirements on payments to Foreign Nationals (also referred to as Nonresident Aliens).
    Tax Compliance
    Alan Kluger
    212.960.5400 x6394


    The Treasury Operations Department is responsible for accounting for all cash received. This includes cash deposited directly by the department and that which is deposited by other departments throughout the University. In addition, the department maintains all outside banking relationships, prepares all bank reconciliations and oversees short-term investments, day-to-day cash flow and long-term debt initiatives.
    Director of Treasury Operations
    Tel: 212.960.5470
    Fax: 212.960.0062
    Email: crodrig2@yu.edu

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