Finance

Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation (OHIRC) Research Finance

OHIRC Finance provides financial advice and post-award support to researchers in the management of their research funds. The team also ensures that all research funds and expenditures are administered in compliance with the Institute’s financial policies, funding agency requirements and general accounting principles. OHIRC Finance is the main point of post-award contact with sponsor agencies.

Services provided to researchers by OHIRC Finance include:

  • Set-up of new accounts and budgets for research projects
  • Payment of invoices and reimbursements
  • Cheque and direct deposits
  • Internal transfers between research accounts
  • Guidance for budget preparation, eligibility and allocation of expenses
  • Statement of research expenditures
  • Preparation and submission of financial reports to sponsors in accordance with granting agency guidelines

Our Finance Team

Monique van Schie, Controller, OHIRC Finance & HR
Telephone: 613-761-5376
Email: mvanschie@ottawaheart.ca

Maria Ludlow, Accounting Officer (including Accounts Receivable)
Telephone: 613-798-5555 x18901
Email: OHIRC-AR@ottawaheart.ca

Betsy Tang, Grants Officer
Telephone: 613-798-5555 x19948
Email: ohirc-budget-officer@ottawaheart.ca

Sherry Brunet, Accounts Payable Officer
Telephone: 613-798-5555 x18843
Email: OHIRC-Finance@ottawaheart.ca

Flor Salinas, Accounts Payable Officer
Telephone: 613-798-5555 x17625
Email: OHIRC-Finance@ottawaheart.ca

OHIRC Finance Process

Once a researcher is awarded a grant, the principal investigator (PI) will notify OHIRC Finance, complete the New Account Request Form with supporting documentation, and Finance will set up the project in the financial system. 

Research projects are set up so that all expenditures require approval from the PI (or delegate). Each PI has primary responsibility for directing activities to achieve his/her research objectives and the overall management of his/her research projects including accountability and compliance. OHIRC Finance supports the PI to ensure spending of research funds meets the terms of the granting agency award, complies with Institute and funding agency policies and does not exceed the account balance.

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