Tina Liu Named May Employee of the Month

Posted: May 1, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Nicholas Zinzer

Tina Liu
Tina Liu
Photo by Evan Cantwell

When an individual uses a university credit card, Tina Liu oversees the purchase. Liu, the treasury accountant in the General Accounting Department, is in charge of recording credit card purchases from every department and entering the information into a vast electronic database.

Because of Liu’s high-level work quality in this and other tasks, she was named Employee of the Month for May.

“I feel excited and honored, and I feel that this is not my personal award but the whole fiscal supervisors award. I have great supervisors and colleagues to work with,” says Liu. She adds, “I personally think we all work very hard, and I’m fortunate that my co-workers could nominate me for Employee of the Month,” says Liu.

According to Liu, her office employees contribute greatly to her job. “Everybody contributes in their work efforts and this is a wonderful and harmonious place to work,” says Liu.

“Tina is truly the personification of a George Mason employee. She sets the highest of standards,” says Karen Johnson, who works in General Accounting. Johnson praises Liu’s knowledge of Mason’s fiscal policies. “Many Mason departments consider her the ‘subject matter expert’ regarding credit-card transactions, local deposits, university or student electronic payments and returned checks.”

Liu came to Mason six years ago. She started work in the cash office dealing with student accounts. Then she transferred to Human Resources and Payroll, where she worked as a payroll specialist before taking her current position.

“I had the pleasure of working with Tina since starting with the university two years ago. She is our resident expert in credit card transactions,” says Mira Levine, director of accounting for Internal Control and Cost Accounting. “I frequently go to Tina for her expertise, as she assists the department in setting up both their manual and credit-card processing.”

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