Nathan Mortimer, The University of Akron

Nathan J. Mortimer


Office of the VP for Finance and Administration and CFO

Nathan J. Mortimer serves as UA's vice president of finance and administration and its chief financial officer. He was named the interim director of athletics on June 19, 2015.

Mortimer joined UA in 2003 as chief audit executive, leading UA's internal auditor's Office. In 2011, he added associate vice president for institutional and operational effectiveness duties.

During the 2014 transition in UA’s presidency, Mortimer filled a variety of interim leadership roles, including that of chief information officer, vice president for research and president of the research foundation, and associate CFO.  In June 2015, President Scott L. Scarborough promoted Mortimer to his current position.

Prior to his UA service, Mortimer served the Office of the Ohio Auditor of State in positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as the assistant chief deputy auditor where he co-managed a staff of 65 professionals.  Before that, he worked for Deloitte & Touche, an internationally recognized public accounting firm.

Following high school, Mortimer enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in active duty from 1985-88. 

Mortimer earned a B.B.A. in accounting in 1993. He has been a registered CPA in the State of Ohio since 1996.

Mortimer and his wife Karen reside in Brimfield Township with their three children—daughter Emily, son Jack, and daughter Abby.

Karen, also a registered CPA, is senior manager at Ernst & Young Akron’s office.

Departments within the division

Associate Vice President, Treasury and Financial Planning: 330-972-5302
Treasury Services: 330-972-7574

Auxiliary Enterprises:
Central Stores
Dining Services
Mailing Services
Parking and Transportation Services
Printing Services
Retail Operations
Zip Card Office

Controller: 330-972-6570
Accounts Payable: 330-972-7200
Payroll: 330-972-7205
Property Accounting: 330-972-7202

Hower House: 330-972-6909

Purchasing: 330-972-7340
Central Stores: 330-972-7579
Contract Compliance: 330-972-5965
Risk Management: 330-972-7340

Resource Analysis and Budget: 330-972-6520

Student Accounts: 330-972-5100
Loans and Receivables