Senior Accounting Analyst
Office: Watermen's Hall 239
Unit: Office of Finance
The Senior Accounting Analyst is an operational position that reports directly to the Executive Budget Administrator within the Office of Finance. Ms. Pressey’s primary role is to manage the fiscal records and accounting system for the VIMS Foundation. In addition to the Foundation duties, Ms. Pressey also provides support to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) with such duties as the reconciliation of tuition revenues. She is also instrumental in the establishment and maintenance of the Seawater Laboratory Recovery system, and provides financial and technical assistance to those requesting expertise within the Institute and /or Foundation.
Education & Experience
Sidne M. Pressey began working in higher education in 2003 and has been with the College of William and Mary and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in accounting positions since 2006. Prior to her current position, Ms. Pressey was the private funds Financial Reporting Accountant (2006-2009) for her alma mater, William & Mary. Ms. Pressey graduated from William & Mary with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a minor in Psychology in 2003.
Key accomplishments include being honored as the HACE (Hourly and Classified Employees) College Team of the Month in September 2007 for providing accurate, yet complex financial statements in a short time-frame. Ms. Pressey has also been instrumental in automating the accounts payable function of the VIMS Foundation, as well as providing streamlined reports to external auditors, thereby reducing annual audit costs.
Ms. Pressey has been a worship greeter with her church, First Baptist Church of Hampton since 2007. She has also been a member of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Red Cross since 2008 and has volunteered with the Hampton Public Library. Ms. Pressey is also proud to have served as Treasurer three times for her uncle’s election and re-election campaigns to Hampton City Council.
Sidne and her husband, Brian are enjoying newlywed life and currently reside in Newport News, Virginia.