Julie Seppala

Julie Seppala

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  • Vice President for Finance
  • Treasurer, Michigan Tech Fund

The VP for Finance oversees all areas within the Financial Services and Operations office: Student Business Services which includes Accounts Receivable and Collections; Financial Information Systems; and Controller which includes Michigan Tech Fund Accounting, Purchasing, Tax Accounting, Property and Plant Fund Accounting, and General and Auxiliary Fund Accounting with Accounts Payable and University Travel.

Biography

Since January 2017, Julie has served as the VP for Finance and from 2014 to 2016 as the Executive Director of Financial Services and Operations. Since 2014 she has overseen all areas within the Financial Services and Operations office: Student Business Services which includes Accounts Receivable and Collections; Financial Information Systems; and Controller which includes Michigan Tech Fund Accounting, Purchasing, Tax Accounting, Property and Plant Fund Accounting, and General and Auxiliary Fund Accounting with Accounts Payable and University Travel.

From 2008 until 2016, she was the executive director of the university’s sponsored programs office, directing the federal and state proposal submissions, award negotiations, and financial compliance and reporting. From 1994 to 2008, she was the manager of the university’s sponsored programs accounting office, directing the external and internal financial compliance and reporting requirements of sponsored programs. She came to Michigan Tech in 1990 as an Assistant Research Accountant. Prior to her career at Michigan Tech, Julie worked at Northern Michigan University for three years.

Julie earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Northern Michigan University in 1988. She completed the Lean Facilitator training in 2012 and has facilitated numerous campus process improvement events since 2008. She co-wrote a publication “Kanbans for All” that was published in the January/February 2016 Volume 30, Number 1, Thomson Reuters Cost Management Journal. Julie served as the Treasurer to the Board of Trustees of Michigan Technological University and the Michigan Tech Fund from 2014 to 2019.