Sponsored Projects Accounting

The Office of Sponsored Projects Accounting oversees the post-award financial administration of sponsored research for the university, including:

  • Account information (setup and modification)
  • Budget (detailed budget and reallocation)
  • Invoices
  • Accounts receivable
  • Financial reports
  • Expense transfers

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  • SPA closed for Memorial Day:
    In observance of Memorial Day, Sponsored Projects Accounting will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
  • NEW Process regarding Satellite Establishment for Subawards!
    Effective November 1, 2020, each new subaward issued under a new or existing award, will be set up under a unique satellite account in KFS. This change is to streamline the conversion of financial data from KFS to Workday Finance. See the notice form the IMAGINE Finance Transformation Team and SPA’s email announcement.
  • Per the university’s guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, our office will be closed until further notice and will continue to operate remotely during our normal business hours. Please refer to the following information to accomodate for the change:
    • Mail – All mail and packages will be redirected to USC Mailing Services, which with then be compiled for our office to pick up once a week on Fridays. To ensure delivery to our office, please add our mail code “8001” in the address. For example:

      Sponsored Projects Accounting Office
      3500 South Figueroa Street, Suite 102
      Los Angeles, CA 90089-8001
      Via campus mail: UGB 102 – MC 8001

    • Contact – Should you have any questions or concerns, we recommend contacting our staff via email.
      Name Email Address
      Bodrae Choi bodraech@usc.edu
      Carmen Martinez carmenma@usc.edu
      Carol Chau chauc@usc.edu
      Cindy Lee cmlee@usc.edu
      Corazon Esliza esliza@usc.edu
      Edith Ducy ducy@usc.edu
      Evelyn Chiang efchiang@usc.edu
      Francis Hui huifranc@usc.edu
      Genesis Gutierrez genesisg@usc.edu
      Gina Galang fernando@usc.edu
      Kimberly Ho kimberjh@usc.edu
      Nam Nguyen nnguyen2@usc.edu
      Norma Ramirez nlramire@usc.edu
      Robin Yang xdy@usc.edu
      Shawn Suzuki shawnsuz@usc.edu
      Stacey Arthur sarthur@usc.edu
      Ted Liu tedliu@usc.edu
      Vatche Chakerian vchakeri@usc.edu


  • SPA Lockbox Officially Closed:
    As of June 4, 2019, SPA is no longer receiving payments through our lockbox address (File No. 52095, Los Angeles, CA 90074-2095). Please forward all payments to our physical address:

Sponsored Projects Accounting Office
3500 South Figueroa Street, Suite 102
Los Angeles, CA 90089-8001

  • New requisition requirement for SPA approval:
    Beginning in January 2018, for any requisition in excess of $2,500 and opened within 30 days of the expiration date of a sponsored project, you must attach the completed Justification for Charge(s) Near End Date form in the “Internal Notes” section of the requisition. SPA will NOT approve the requisition without the form.