Nathan Mortimer, The University of Akron

Nathan J. Mortimer


Nathan J. Mortimer, CPA

Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO, Treasurer UA Foundation, and President UA Research Foundation

Nathan J. Mortimer serves as the University’s vice president of finance and administration and its chief financial officer as well as treasurer of UA’s foundation and president of UA’s research foundation.  

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.  Since 2014, Mortimer has filled a variety of interim leadership roles, including that of chief information officer, vice president for research, president of research foundation, athletic director and associate chief financial officer.  In June 2015, Mortimer became UA’s vice president of finance and administration and its chief financial officer while continuing with the foundation and research foundation roles.

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.  Prior to 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.  He was assigned to the 74th USAFAD, Augsburg, West Germany.

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:

Capital Planning and Facilities Management

Controller: 330-972-6570

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  • Payroll: 330-972-7205
  • Property Accounting: 330-972-7202

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