Alan M. West appointed as university assistant vice president and treasurer

UF recently selected Alan West, who currently oversees UF’s Division of Finance and Accounting, to serve in the newly created position of university treasurer. In this capacity, Alan will work closely with the senior vice president and chief financial officer’s offices on a wide range of treasury and finance related issues for the entire UF enterprise. Alan’s experience and familiarity with UF will benefit the university as he assumes this new leadership responsibility.

Alan has been with UF since 2006 and is currently the assistant vice president and university controller. He started with the UF Foundation in 2006 as an associate controller before being appointed to assistant vice president and controller in 2009. Alan joined the main campus as senior associate controller in 2013 managing the daily activities of the bursar and treasury areas of finance and accounting. He was promoted to his current role in 2015 overseeing the Division of Finance and Accounting, which includes payroll, general accounting, financial reporting, disbursement services, travel, asset management, cost analysis, construction accounting and internal controls.

Prior to joining UF, Alan spent seven years in public accounting throughout Florida. He is a certified public accountant, was the chair for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and was a Council member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for five years. Alan has two bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Florida in accounting and general business, respectively. He has an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Business Administration program at the University of Florida class of 2022.

Olga Weider will serve as interim university controller as a search is conducted for a permanent replacement.

UF News December 21, 2020