Welcome to the Accounting Office

Address: 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Location: Old Main Building, 3rd Floor, Room 328
Office Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:00-Noon, 1:00-4:30
Fax: 515-271-4630
Contact: Heather Travis, Controller 515-271-4551
Tifani Vivanh, Staff Accountant 515-271-2041
Kathryn Sheffer, Accounting Systems Specialist 515-271-2125
Michelle (Shelly) Biondi, Accounting Clerk 515-271-2125
Jenifer (Jeni) Baugher, Accounts Payable Clerk 515-271-4509 (Vendors A thru L)
Amy Gwinn, Accounting Payable Clerk 515-271-3907 (Vendors M thru Z)


Effective January 1, 2015, the standard mileage rate for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) is 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven; until then, the rate is $.56 cents per mile for business miles driven.

The Office of Accounting processes Invoice payments, Reimbursements, Expense Allocations, Journal Entries, Purchasing Card Administration and house Travel/Reimbursements.

Additional Accounting policies and forms can be found by clicking: POLICIES or FORMS


 Accounting Clerk, Michelle (Shelly) Biondi - x2125

  • Prepares checks for mail/pickup
  • Receives incoming paperwork for accounting and disburses to appropriate people.

Amy Gwinn - x3907

  • Accounts Payable Clerk who is responsible for alphabet M-Z

Jenifer (Jeni) Baugher - x4509

  • Accounts Payable Clerk who is responsible for alphabet A-L


Accounting Specialist - Kathryn (Kat) Sheffer - x3168

  • Activity code creation
  • Banner Finance Training
  • Feeds into the general ledger
  • Fund/Orgn security requests
  • Non-student accounts receivable billing
  • Purchase orders
  • UPS

Staff Accountant - Tifani Vivanh - x2041

  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Fixed Assets
University News
March 3, 2015
Drake University is proud to present the inaugural performance of the Jordan Concert Series featuring American pianist Edward Auer and his wife, Junghwa Moon Auer. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Sheslow Auditorium and is free and open to the public.