Vice President of Finance
The Vice President of Finance provides executive leadership to the Emory University Finance Division, which includes Controller’s Office, Treasury & Debt, and Financial Systems. Through these finance functions, Belva oversees and is responsible for the financial processes and services of the University and partners with key stakeholders to better deliver financial services and to assure sound financial decision-making, positioning, and effectiveness for University financials.
A Certified Public Accountant, Belva earned her B.S. in Accounting from Clemson University and an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. While working in Emory’s central finance department for 15 years, Belva had oversight ofthe University financial accounting operations, reporting, endowment accounting, tax compliance, PeopleSoft Financials, business analytics and client support.
In August 2017, she transitioned to the Goizueta Business School to serve as the Chief Business Analytics and Operations Officer with oversight of financial planning, technology, facilities and business analytics.
Belva is a past chair of the NACUBO Accounting Principles Council and a current member of the NACUBO Analytics Advisory Group. She has served on various panels and has presented on a range of topics at higher education conferences and has also represented higher education in discussion with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). She has served on both off-site and on-site reaffirmation committees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Over the past 17 years, Belva has demonstrated an action-oriented leadership style that values diverse contributions and collaboration from her team members and colleagues across Emory. Her leadership, vision and experience from both academic and non-academic unit perspectives makes her an exceptional person to lead Emory University’s Finance Division.