Accounting, Audit & Compliance

The Accounting, Audit and Compliance Office of the Department of Finance and Business Services is the custodian of accounts for College entities whose funding is not allocated through NYS Budget appropriations.  These entities are identified as non-tax levy funding sources.  The unit manages the College Depository, the Auxiliary Services Corporation, and the John Jay College Foundation, and provides audit oversight for the Student Activities Association and the Children’s Center of John Jay College.  The unit is responsible for preparation of financial statements and reporting related entities’ activities to the University through CUNYfirst.  The unit acts as the liaison with external federal and state agencies, independent audit firms, and the University to ensure compliance with certain standards for accounting, audit and internal controls, annual and periodic reviews, and policies and procedures promulgated by these agencies and/ or the University. 


Accounting Staff

Helen D. Cedeno
Phone: 212.237.8485


Yvette Caton
Associate Director, Operations
Phone: 212.237.8483


Juan Somarriba
Sr. Accountant, Accounts Payable and Reporting
Phone: 212.237.8044


Shana Johnson
Sr. Accountant, Revenue Management
Phone: 646.557.4878


Jashua Perez
College Accountant II
Phone: 212-237-8707


Silvia Belmonte
Finance Accounting Coordinator
Phone: 212-237-8484