Published: February 11, 2019
Sponsored Programs Accounting Team
The Sponsored Programs Accounting team is comprised of two Senior Grant Financial Analysts and two Grant Accountants.
Our team is primarily responsible for requesting reimbursements back to the institution for externally funded sponsored research projects.
Types of funding we manage include federal, private, state and local grants and contracts. We manage drawing down funds from sponsor portals, preparing and submitting invoices through our new electronic billing module as well as financial reporting based on sponsor specific templates as required. We work in tandem with our colleagues in OSP along with the Principal Investigators and their respective departmental administrative support to reconcile and close sponsored research projects.
In order from top to bottom: Su Cole, Huibi Wang, Thanh Truc (T.T.) Truong, Victoria Gregg, Jarrett Cocharo
Where did you grow up? Spring, Texas (North of Houston or as other Houstonians called it, South Dallas.)
Tell us about your best childhood memory. Growing up in a small family owned grocery store allowed me and my siblings time to be with my parents on the weekends and taught me how to deal with customers, count out change and rotate stock, first in, first out. No matter what time it was, we always ate dinner together as a family once my parents came home from the store.
What do you do for fun? I love being creative and making things with my hands by either taking classes where I can learn a new craft or have a craft day for myself. My husband and I enjoy exploring different areas of North Texas and its surrounding towns and walking around parks when the weather is nice.
When did you join UNTHSC?I originally joined UNTHSC in February 2011 through July 2014 and returned to UNTHSC in May 2016.
What do you do for the Research Division? I have had the opportunity to have three different roles within the Office of Sponsored Programs, initially as a Senior Post Award Analyst and Grant and Contract Manager in Post Award and have transitioned to Associate Director managing the Sponsored Programs Accounting team in OSP.
What is your favorite thing about working at UNTHSC? Having had experience in both Research Administration and in the Corporate Accounting worlds, I have seen corporate America benefit the hands of a few versus the Research Community, benefitting the hands of many, and much prefer the latter.
If you were writing an Autobiography, what would the title be? Twinning, Part of What I Know
Where did you grow up? Arlington, TX
Tell us about your best childhood memory. A weekend trip to Austin with my parents. I was amazed at how beautiful the Capitol is.
What do you do for fun? I like to go wine tasting. I love going to Fredericksburg and touring tours of wineries.
When did you join UNTHSC? August 1, 2017
What do you do for the Research Division? My role is a Senior Grant Financial Analyst and I manage the draw downs and financial reporting for the institution’s awards from federal sponsors.
What is your favorite this about working at UNTHSC?The organization goes out its way to show appreciation for its staff. About every month, there is event with food for employees to enjoy.
If you were writing an Autobiography, what would the title be? PIVOT! My life as an Excel file
Where did you grow up? Hemphill, TX
Tell us about your best childhood memory. Playing on the fire trucks when we visited my Dad at work was something my siblings and I greatly enjoyed.
What do you do for fun?I enjoy strength training, reading books, traveling, hunting & shooting, renovating our house and playing with our two dogs, as well as spending time with my siblings.
When did you join UNTHSC? May 2017
What do you do for the Research Division? After years of working in pre-award and post-award, I initially started as a Senior Post Award Analyst and have now transitioned to Senior Grant Financial Analyst on the Sponsored Programs Accounting team in the OSP.
What is your favorite thing about working at UNTHSC? Working at this HSC makes me feel as though I am, in a small way, part of a great impact on the research that affects so much of the population.
If you were writing an Autobiography, what would the title be? Annie Oakley stuck in the city
Thanh Truc Truong (TT Truong)
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Vietnam and immigrated to the US in Sept. 1994.
Tell us about your best childhood memory. That would be when I got my 1stdigital watch. As I recalled, I was about 11 or 12 years old at that time, and I probably went around my neighborhood to show up my coolest watch ever. 😊
What do you do for fun? I usually spend my leisure time to play and have fun with my 9 year old daughter and 5 year old son. Besides that, I enjoy watching America’s Funniest Videos.
When did you join UNTHSC?I joined UNTHSC 7/19/2017.
What do you do for the Research Division? I am a Grant Accountant. My primary responsibilities are billing, applying payments, reporting and close-out of grants and contracts.
What is your favorite thing about working at UNTHSC? Flexible work schedule and a great working environment.
If you were writing an Autobiography, what would the title be? The challenges and successes of an immigrant in the US.