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Financial Advising

Attention TMU students

Students requiring help with OSAP, bursaries, awards, tuition fees and refunds can direct questions to the Registrar Office’s Service Hub.

Faculties and departments can find financial management advice, support and assistance through our Client Advisory Services department. 

Research accounting and managing research grants is the responsibility of Financial Services, Research Accounting. If you require assistance, please contact your research financial analyst.

What we do

Budget administration and financial management

  • Development of annual department base budget documents;
  • Resource for unit budget owners on university financial and budget processes; and
  • Designing department specific financial reports.

Financial monitoring and compliance

  • Shared accountability with units to external funding agencies/sponsor for financial reporting; and 
  • High level financial monitoring of funds to assist with units in ensuring financial integrity 
  • Assist to provide early warning of plan and budget deviations.

Training and advice

  • Providing strategic advice and assistance on fund management; and
  • Conducting training to financial personnel in units on budget management.

Customized training available

To request a customized budget management training session for your faculty or department, please contact Antonella Duarte, Client Advisory Services’ lead trainer, at

Who we are

General inquiries

Nadia Ferrari
Director, Budget Administration and Advisory Services
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext: 553396

Choose your department to find your financial contact details. If you would like to request a new cost centre or close an existing cost centre, please email

Financial contact Departments
Thanisa Veluppillai
Manager, Client Advisory Services
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 556985
  • Faculty of Law
  • Facilities Management and Development (FMD)
  • Vice-President Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI)
Antonella Duarte
Financial Advisor
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 557242
  • Chang School of Continuing Education
  • Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science (FEAS)
  • Human Resources
Catherine Banks
Financial Administrator
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 556998
  • Dais
  • The Image Centre
  • Provost and Vice-President, Academic
  • Senate Office
  • University Planning Office
  • Vice-President, Faculty Affairs
  • Zone Learning
Dannica Bacani
Financial Advisor 
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 554271
  • Computing and Communications Services (CCS)
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science (FOS)
  • University Advancement
  • University Relations
Margaret Ng
Financial Advisor
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 556984
  • The Creative School
  • Library and Archives
  • Ted Rogers School of Business Management (TRSM)
  • TMU Global
  • Vice-Provost, Academic

Cherry Lee
Financial Support Specialist 
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 557310

  • Ceremonials Office
  • Community Safety and Security
  • Office of the President
  • Vice-President, Administration and Operations

Jane Lu
Financial Advisor
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 556983
  • Athletics and Recreation
  • Faculty of Community Services (FCS)
  • International Student Enrolment, Education and Inclusion
  • Registrar’s Office
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Communications
  • Student Wellbeing
  • Vice-Provost, Students (OVPS)
  • Non-research, university-wide projects: 
    • Campus Safety
    • Co-Operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL)
    • Ontario Postsecondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP)
    • Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS)
Syeda Imam
Financial Support Specialist 
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 556255
  • Financial Services
  • General Counsel and Board Secretariat (GCBS)
  • Internal Audit
  • University Business Services (UBS)
  • Yeates School of Graduate Studies