James “Jim” Fortner is the Interim Vice President for Finance at Georgia Institute of Technology. Jim has 27 years of experience in university financial and accounting administration, including 17 years of experience in grants management administration. In his current role, Jim provides management oversight and direction of the Offices of Bursar and Treasury Services, Controller, Grants and Contracts Accounting, and Enterprise Resource Planning. Major responsibilities include financial compliance, financial stewardship, financial reporting, cost analysis and the delivery of effective and efficient business processes. A metro-Atlanta native and life-long resident, Jim has been with Georgia Tech since 1997 and previously worked at Emory University. Jim holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University and an MBA degree from Kennesaw State University. He is also a Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA).