General Accounting and Reporting

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Mission Statement

To support sound internal control and financial structure that ensures Delaware State University (DSU) financial statements are prepared in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Also, to ensure external and internal financial reports are prepared accurately and in a format which meets the objective of the users of the reports.

Recent Announcements

  • Year-End Closing Schedule

IRS Form 990 - Delaware State University

Annual Financial Statements

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is a thorough and detailed presentation of Delaware State University’s financial condition. It reports on activities and balances for each fiscal year.

A-133 Audit Reports

DSU Student Housing Foundation is a component unit of the University. 

IRS Form 990 - DSU Student Housing Foundation

Bond Issuance

General Accounting and Reporting Contacts





Associate Controller

Karen Purnell, CPA




  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) - Fundamental principles of accounting that are used as guidance in the preparation of the University financial statements.
  • Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) - the independent, not-for-profit organization that sets accounting standards.
  • Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA)
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

General Accounting and Reporting Staff

Associate Controller