Sharon Heinle

Associate Vice President & University Controller | George Washington University

Sharon L. Heinle is the Associate Vice President & University Controller for the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In this role, Sharon leads a team responsible for the University’s accounting records, internal and external financial reporting and analysis, tax, procurement, financial systems, and maintaining a strong system of internal controls over financial data and assets. Prior to joining GW, Sharon worked in progressive positions for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for twelve years and prior to that worked as an auditor with Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Sharon is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in DC and holds a BSBA degree with a concentration in Accounting from Georgetown University. Sharon also holds the Certified Global Management Accountant designation from the AICPA and in 2015 was appointed to NACUBO’s Accounting Principles Council. In 2019, Sharon joined the AICPA's Not For Profit Expert Panel as NACUBO's higher education industry representative.


This session will be a deeper dive into the ASU, beyond what is covered in the GAAP Update session. It will provide a detail walkthrough of categorizing grants/contracts as either exchange More