Jeffrey J. West, CPA, MBA is the Associate VP - Finance at the University of Utah. He has over 35 years of experience in higher ed finance and administration at four different public institutions. He has worked as a financial analyst, operations supervisor, project leader, systems administrator, associate controller, controller, director, and associate vice president. He has played key roles as team leader, systems designer, project sponsor, and chair of various committees. His current position oversees the functions of accounting, reporting, financial analysis, tax, purchasing, supply management, federal compliance, travel, policy development, debt management, student loans, receivables/payables, and related activities.Mr. West is a long-time contributor to WACUBO professional development courses, having taught both the Basic and Intermediate Accounting courses for several years. He was the main developer and instructor for WACUBO’s annual workshop for Academic & Unit Business Officers. Mr. West has also been actively involved with NACUBO – serving twice on their Accounting Principles Council, and teaching at several forums and workshops. He received NACUBO’s Professional Development Award for 2009. He is the Chair of this year's Program Committee here at HEAF. Mr. West received his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Utah State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.