Accounting, Audit & Compliance

The Accounting, Audit and Compliance Office of the Department of Finance and Business Services is the custodian of accounts for College entities whose funding is not allocated through NYS Budget appropriations.  These entities are identified as non-tax levy funding sources.  The unit manages the College Depository, the Auxiliary Services Corporation, and the John Jay College Foundation, and provides audit oversight for the Student Activities Association and the Children’s Center of John Jay College.  The unit is responsible for preparation of financial statements and reporting related entities’ activities to the University through CUNYfirst.  The unit acts as the liaison with external federal and state agencies, independent audit firms, and the University to ensure compliance with certain standards for accounting, audit and internal controls, annual and periodic reviews, and policies and procedures promulgated by these agencies and/ or the University. 


Accounting Staff

Helen D. Cedeno


Phone: 212.237.8485



Yvette Caton

Associate Director, Operations

Phone: 212.237.8483



Juan Somarriba

Sr. Accountant, Accounts Payable and Reporting

Phone: 212.237.8044



Shana Johnson

Sr. Accountant, Revenue Management

Phone: 646.557.4878



Jashua Perez

College Accountant II

Phone: 212-237-8707

Email: jasperez@jjay.cuny edu 


Silvia Belmonte

Finance Accounting Coordinator

Phone: 212-237-8484