Stephen M. Nigro, Controller

Stephen is responsible for maintaining the records and appropriate controls for income and expenditures of the College. This includes managing the recordkeeping for student accounts, payroll, investments and general accounting. Stephen manages the College's finances with other members of the College's administration.

Office of the Controller

203 College Hall, (413) 542-2101 (select option 1) 

Amherst College Grants Inventions Agreement

Name (please print or type) _________________________________________ Social Security No. In consideration of my participation in the following Award to Amherst College: Grantor: _______________________________ Grant No: ____________ Date: __________________________________ Proposal No: ____________

Narrative Regarding Performers Tax Effective Jan 2006

*NOTE: New rate  2/2012  5.25% withholding*

Effective January 1, 2006
Massachusetts tax withholding on payments to performers

The College must withhold Massachusetts income tax at a current rate of 5.25% if gross payments to all performers and performing entities exceed $10,000 for a particular performance, event program or series and the payment to a single performer or performing entity exceeds $5,000 for the calendar year. Both of these thresholds include expense reimbursements.

Procedure for Opening a New Vendor Account

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Office and Contact Information


College Hall
Second Floor
Corner of Routes 9 and 116
Amherst, MA 01002

Mailing Address

Amherst College
Controller's Office
AC #2221
P.O. Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000


(413) 542-2101


(413) 542-2223


Office of the Controller

AC Box 2221
P.O. Box 5000
Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Welcome to the Office of the Controller's Website.

The Office of the Controller is located on the second floor of College Hall.