Financial Services

Financial Services (formerly known as Fiscal Affairs) provides financial, accounting, and student services to the San Francisco State University community. We are responsible for Financial Accounting and Reporting, Student Accounting, Accounts Payable, Disbursements, Procurement Cards Administration, Concur Travel and travel reimbursements, Tax Reporting Services, Shipping and Receiving, Procurement and Support Services. In addition, our student-facing teams at the Bursar’s Office and OneCard provide a variety of services to students. The Bursar’s Office provides cashiering and disbursement services to students. The OneCard program provides campus identity and card services, which include point-of-sale purchasing, dorm access, wellness center access, meal plans, and library copying and printing. In addition, OneCard administers the popular Gator Pass student transit program. 

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Phone: (415) 338-2649

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John Gates

John Gates

Executive Director of Financial Services

John currently serves as the Executive Director of Financial Services.  He also continues his duties in his previous role as Director of Fiscal Operations. John brings many years of experience in senior finance roles in the private sector. Most recently he worked for Viator, Inc. an e-Commerce start-up in the online travel industry, which was sold to TripAdvisor. He has also worked for Autodesk, Seagate Technology, and Brown-Forman Corporation. In addition to his deep financial knowledge in software and hardware technology and consumer products, he brings strong project management, marketing, and human resource experience.  He has an MBA from the University of San Diego and a BA from the University of Alberta.