Staff Directory


Financial & Administrative Services

Financial & Administrative Services staff assists students with inquiries about their financial accounts, student loan status, payments, and parking pass purchases. International students may make inquiries related to international health insurance.

Our staff also processes purchase orders, accounts payable, travel and personal reimbursement claims.

Heather Finkle, 
Director
Heather is responsible for the management of the department, with key areas of responsibility:

  1. Finance – operating, capital, research & restricted
  2. Student accounts– ensures accounts are in good standing
  3. Payables – cheque requisitions, purchase orders, travel claims, employee reimbursement
  4. Human Resources – employee issues, leaves, labour relations, payroll, benefit etc.

Kathy Robertson, 
Manager (Budgets & Financial Analysis)
Kathy is responsible for carrying out the accounting budgeting and administrative duties relating to operating budgets, year-end processing, and capital budgets.  

Brenda Cormier, Financial Assistant
Brenda is responsible for travel claims, personal reimbursement claims and travel advances, processing of requisitions for cheques, accounts payable for payment and internal requisitions for procurement of goods. Brenda also processes student loans, answers inquiries and updates students on the status of their student loan applications.

TBA, Financial Analyst (Research & Special Accounts)
Key areas include carrying out the accounting, budgeting and administrative duties related to research, cost recovery and restricted accounts.

Human Resources

The Human Resources office on the Saint John campus is located in Philip W. Oland Hall, 122/123. Staff provides the following services to faculty and staff members:

  • Recruiting
  • Training
  • Payroll
  • Benefits
  • H/R Forms

Contact Tara Smith or Jennifer MacDonald for assistance with any human resources questions.

Tara Smith, HR Consultant
Tara is primarily responsible for handling human resources inquiries related to benefits, payroll, and HR policy inquiries, and graduate student employment inquiries.

Jennifer MacDonald, HR Consultant
Jennifer is primarily responsible for recruitment (posting, interviewing, set up for payroll etc.), salary review and job description evaluations for the Saint John campus, and can assist with payroll and HR policy inquiries for Saint John as well as labour relations.