The Facilities Management Finance department is a unit within campus Facilities Management and exists to maintain and improve processes which protect the financial integrity of our departmental units. The mission of Facilities Management Finance is to develop strong oversight and understanding of the  departmental budget and construction related accounting activities to assist with the development of best practices which enable effective, accurate management of the financial policies, processes and activities.

Facilities Management Finance provides oversight of 150 Facilities accounts, with over $100 million in operating costs, in the areas of budgets, accounting, financial management and reporting, university billings, department receivables, department internal financial control processes and procedures, financial instruction, and the department’s integrated work management system (AiM).

We pay, track, and report on all university utilities throughout the State. This includes all Fort Collins campus activities and our extension offices throughout the State.

Construction accounting services are provided on over 300 projects, totaling nearly $1.3 billion in open projects in FY20, to project managers and Business and Finance in the areas of accounting, fund management, purchasing, contracts, payments, capitalization, bonded projects, and quarterly reporting for the Board of Governors.

We also provide services to the University community and non-University entities in the areas of billing, financial reporting, and real estate leases. Reports are developed and distributed to several campus departments including the Budget Office, Business and Finance, VPUO, and the President’s Office for building costs, project costs, leases, UFFAB (student facilities fees), and budget book information to name a few.


Valerie Hughes
Assistant Director of Finance – FM
Office: (970) 491-0050

Connie Schunter
Plant Fund & Utility Accounting Manager
Office: (970) 491-0053

Plant Fund Accountant

Utility Area Accountant

Area Accountant & IWMS Specialist

Areas Accountant & Lease Specialist