Accounting Services, led by Nancy Mignanelli, Assistant VP and Controller, is dedicated to supporting and providing efficient and effective financial and administrative services.  The office is responsible for accounting services to the University which include: 

  • Financial and Tax Reporting
  • General Accounting
  • Post Award Services
  • Property Accounting

Accounting Office

The Property Accounting Department assists University employees in the proper procedures pertaining to the acquisition, transfer, retirement, and physical inventorying of property and equipment. Our goal is to ensure that all purchases of property and equipment are properly recorded, safeguarded, and available for use by Duquesne University students, faculty, and staff.

Post Award Services provides support to principal investigators and University administrators with the post-award management of grants and contracts. This includes ensuring compliance with federal regulations and requirements set forth by sponsoring agencies.

Our mission is to provide exceptional service to the University community, as well as, external representatives of federal and non-federal sponsoring agencies. Working in tandem with the Office of Research we provide timely and accurate grant reporting and assistance to University employees.

Indirect Cost Rate From July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2024, the Facilities and Administrative (Indirect Cost) Rate is:

  • On-campus: 38.00% Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC)
  • Off-campus: 18.00% MTDC

Fringe Benefits Rate From July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2024 the Fringe Benefits Rate is:

  • Full-time rate: 32.50%
  • Part-time rate: 7.65%

Meet Our Team

Accounting Office

Nancy Mignanelli, CPA

Assistant Vice President & Controller

Financial and Tax Reporting

Jennifer Lucas

Assistant Controller

General Accounting

Malika Faulkner

Manager of General Accounting

Post Award Services

Taylor Olszewski

Accounting Analyst, Post Award Services

Property Accounting

Kathleen Karner

Manager of Property Accounting