Cindy Schaffer joins the ctcLink project team as the Finance Functional Analyst. In this role, she will be focused on the ctcLink project’s successful delivery of new business processes and software functionality in the areas of finance, budget and student financial services. She will work closely with subject matter experts at colleges and with the ctcLink project and vendor teams.
Cindy started her career within our system in payroll and customer accounts at Green River Community College. But, for the past 12.5 years, she’s been in various roles at Clover Park Technical College, starting with Accounting Coordinator where she was in charge of cashiering, customer accounts and accounts receivable. In that role, she particularly enjoyed working with students in the many “realistic training enterprise” programs available at CPTC where students run service businesses/stores (clothing, cosmetology, culinary arts, automotive), dealing with real money and real customers.
Next, she took over the CPTC payroll office, where she has been for the last 6.5 years. Some of her favorite projects there included streamlining and implementing electronic processes (see how this is going to come in handy for ctcLink?). In Payroll, she got to work eliminating a lot of the paper-intensive processes (paper check stubs, timesheets, reports, etc.) and tapping into some of the current administrative system’s capabilities that weren’t being used at the time. Most recently, CPTC implemented mandatory direct deposit to reduce the cost of paper checks.
Overhauling and redesigning must be a passion of Cindy’s because it doesn’t stop at work. She recently purchased a foreclosure that was completely gutted and she is in the process of redesigning the home from top to bottom.