Arnita is responsible for the management and oversight of the fiscal operations. She serves as the chief financial advisor to the executive director and works closely with all directors, principal investigators and coordinators on all fiscal matters. Specific responsibilities include the supervision of the Friday Institute business office staff; preparation of all financial reports and statements, budget reports, sponsor reports, spending plans, effort projections and budget revisions; account setups, project closeouts, the fiscal year closeout, subaward setups and modifications, internal funding and financial compliance approvals, audit requests, financial and HR systems access request approvals, position control, monthly compensating control report certifications and the development of internal fiscal policies and procedures.
Arnita joined the Friday Institute team in January 2014. She has a BBA in accounting from Campbell University and is a Certified Research Administrator. Arnita has been with NC State University since 2003. She has worked for the following departments: Crop Science, Statistics, and Materials Science and Engineering. Before coming to the Friday Institute, Arnita worked for the Office of Contracts and Grants as the strategic partners accountant.