Meet the Branch
The SBA’s Finance Branch is responsible for overseeing all of the SBA’s financial affairs. Specifically, Finance processes all student organizations’ and the SBA’s financial requests including reimbursement requests, deposit requests, p-card requests, contracts, and PayPal requests. Finance also maintains regular records of finances including maintenance of student organization and SBA accounts. In order to facilitate its duties and keep the SBA apprised of all financial matters, the Finance branch sets finance guidelines and procedures and makes regular reports of finances to the Executive and Legislative branches.
The Vice President of Finance (VPF) is responsible for overseeing all Finance Branch activities described above. In addition to this, the VPF serves as a liaison between student organizations and the University Finance Department for all financial matters. Throughout the year, the VPF also trains student organization leadership to properly implement the finance guidelines and procedures. Contact the VPF here.
Vice President of Finance (2017-18) – Olamide Olusesi
Olamide is the Student Bar Association Vice President of Finance for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
Olamide is a 3L from Raleigh, North Carolina. Having transferred from the evening program during his spring semester 1L year, Olamide is a member of both Brandeis and Jay Inns.
Prior to law school, Olamide attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics. After graduating, he taught middle school mathematics for two years at a charter school in North Minneapolis as a Teach for America Corps member. He spent an additional year teaching Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus at a charter high school in DC.
Olamide has been involved with the Student Bar Association since he started law school having served as a Comptroller and 1L Leadership Board member his 1L year and as the Deputy Vice President of Finance for Contracts during his 2L year.
In addition to his work with the Student Bar Association, Olamide is an Assistant Music Director for GW Law Revue, a Dean’s Fellow, and a member of The George Washington University Law Review.
Outside of law school, Olamide is an ardent supporter of Carolina basketball (Go Heels!). He also enjoys singing at live band karaoke and binge watching shows on Netflix.
Deputy Vice Presidents of Finance (“DVPF”)
2017-18 Deputy Vice Presidents of Finance: Paulina Gordon, John Wood, Katie Kamenetsky
The DVPFs will act as point persons for all student organizations. In this capacity, DVPFs will assist their designated student organizations with their financial needs, including reimbursement requests, p-card requests, contracts, and PayPal requests. DVPFs will ensure that their designated student organizations utilize proper finance procedures when making their financial requests. DVPFs also assist the VPF in training student organization leadership to properly implement the finance guidelines and procedures. Find your org’s finance branch point of contact here.
2017-18 Finance Comptrollers: OPEN
This position is responsible for all bookkeeping for assigned student organizations, including any requests by student organizations to seek funding from the university student government. The Comptroller will assist the VPF in his/her duties in processing disbursements to student organizations.