About the Special Funds Office

The Special Funds Accounting Office is responsible for the fiscal management of private and publicly sponsored programs. This funding provides support for capital projects, student scholarships/fellowships, program development, and a host of other activities. It is through private and public funding that the University of North Carolina at Asheville is able to expand diversity within the student population, build green facilities, supplement educational activities, and expand community outreach.

The University of North Carolina at Asheville is committed to the principled management of grant and endowment funding. At the center of the University's assurance, the UNC Asheville Special Funds Accounting Office is responsible for sponsored program accounting and reporting. These assurances are consistent with regulatory compliance and acceptable best practices.

Contracts & Grants Standards for the UNC System

The University of North Carolina Contracts & Grants Business Process Standards document provides access to recently updated business process standards including:

  1. Account set-up
  2. Time and effort reporting
  3. Grant management
  4. Billing and drawdowns
  5. Reporting
  6. Account close-out

Award Seminar

The Grants and Endowment Accountant has created this seminar to assist in navigating through the world of grants management. This presentation is not designed to replace your relationship with the post award administration but to aid in your journey through the life of your award. If during this seminar you find that you require some additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Special Funds Accountant. The presentation will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

More information may be found at the Office of Sponsored Scholarship and Programs (OSSP).

Special Funds Contact

Steven Birkhofer
Special Funds Accountant
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
211D Phillips Hall, CPO 1422
828.251.6872
sbirkhof@unca.edu