Financial Services is responsible for assisting members of the department navigate numerous University of Alberta financial policies, procedures and forms.

Our team's mandate is to ensure we monitor, provide internal control, advice and counsel on all financial matters for the department for both the operating and research accounts

Please contact us if you require information or advice for research grants, operating accounts, travel claims, payment of supplier invoices or creating invoices and deposits.

Team Members

Margo Desmarais

Finance Team Lead
13-103 Clinical Sciences Building
Phone: 780-248-1613

  • Team leader to finance accounting assistants, research and operating.
  • Responsible for internal control for financial transactions
  • Ensures the physician shadow billing system processes are maintained and reports are accurate and timely.
  • Funding Confirmations
Leah Letki

Finance Assistant - Operating Accounts/Claims
13-103 Clinical Sciences Building
Phone: 780-248-1612


  • Account Payable/Vendor Payments
  • DMPA Cheque Deposits
  • DMPA Travel & Expense Claims
  • Fee for Service receivables
  • DMPA Payable & Salary Adjustments
  • Academic Trust Reporting
  • Training - Travel & Expense Claims/Financial Processes
  • Suspense:
    • Reseach/Operating Suspense account
    • HCM items not completed

Divisional Coverage

  • Administrative Services
  • Non-Discretionary Grand Operating
Vimal Goundar

Medical Education Financial Analyst
13-103L Clinical Sciences Building
Phone: 780-248-1614


  • Chair Accounts:
    • Monitor for ineligible expenses (non-salary costs)
    • Review financial statements before final signatures
    • Calculate salaries for grants funded in USD
Divisional Coverage:
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Education
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
Rita Veldkamp-Nyman

Finance Assistant - Research Accounts
13-133 Clinical Sciences Building
Phone: 780-248-1641


  • Cheque Deposits
  • DMPA Accounts Receivable/Invoicing
  • DMPA and PGME Travel & Expense Claims
  • Endowments
  • Finance eTrac Access Forms
  • Financial Reports
  • MasterCard Reconciliation
  • PGME & EPICORE Payable & Salary Adjustments
  • Training-eTrac/Travel & Expense Claims / Financial Processes
  • Divisional Research Accounts:
    • Donation cheques, signing acceptance of gift for research forms
    • Creating proposals for already awarded funds, including donations accounts and assisting with amendments, authorized OE forms when needed;
    • Monthly GLJE submission
    • Research grant invoicing monthly and adhoc as required

Divisional Coverage:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rheumatology