The UNT System Controller leads financial management and accounting activities that provide high quality, efficient, effective, and accurate financial services to all campus constituents. This team provides timely and accurate financial reporting that will withstand audits and provide reliable and meaningful information to both internal and external stakeholders. Controller operations include campus accounting and financial reporting (excluding budget and decision support), financial statement external audit management, payroll operations, tax compliance, and capital asset accounting.
Paula Welch has system-wide responsibility for the oversight of accounting activities and financial reporting, payroll and tax compliance for the three institutions under UNT System. She joined UNT System in 2015 as Associate Controller for the UNT Health Science Center until assuming her current position in 2019. Previously, Paula served as Controller for the City of Fort Worth for three years and Navarro County Auditor for 23 years. Paula holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.