Job no: 501854 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 014000 - North MS Research and Extension Ctr Location: Verona, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Dec 14 2020
Manages and coordinates the business operations of a department/unit. Performs duties required to maintain and administer departmental budgets; administers staff policies and/or procedures; compiles reports; performs administrative procedures.
This position is located in Verona, MS at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center. The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center serves research and education needs of individuals, families, businesses and communities in northeaster Mississippi. Faculty and staff have appointments with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and Mississippi State University Extension. The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center is a part of the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine of Mississippi State University, the state's Land Grant Institution.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Maintain department/unit budget and provides budgetary reports to senior management within the unit. 2. Coordinates with other University departments to process financial and personnel transactions. Communicates with the Controller's office, Procurement and Contracts office on all activities related to accounts receivable and accounts payable for assigned budget. Prepare interdepartmental transfers and budget transfers between budgetary units as required. 3. Reconcile and balance financial records with the Controller's office on a regular basis, audit financial records for accuracy, availability of funds and conformance to University and departmental policy and procedure. 4. May coordinate financial aspects of research proposals, contracts, and sub-contracts, including the development of budget, proposal preparation, and adherence to funding requirements; serves as a liaison with university administrators, state, federal, and private funding sources. 5. May participate in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in the accomplishment of established goals. 6. Communicate with staff concerning business matters and advise of proper procedures. Stay abreast of University financial and personnel policies and procedures. Coordinate and maintain personnel functions for assigned unit/department. 7. Participates in the development and implementation of department/unit programs and projects consistent with organizational objectives, contractual arrangements, and/or funding availability. 8. Assists with the development and management of annual operating budget(s). 9. Assists in preparing annual budget based upon previous year's expenses and future requirements. 10. Develops and implements systems to maintain records on employees, equipment and compliance activities.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or other appropriate discipline
Experience (yrs.): 1 year directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
Education: Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or other appropriate discipline and Banner experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. * Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. * Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. * Knowledge of customer service principles, techniques, systems, and standards. * Skill in budget management. * Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures. * Knowledge and understanding of business management principles and practices. * Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. * Skill using BANNER system. * Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
* Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. * No or very limited exposure to physical risk. * No or very limited physical effort required. * Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Applicants should complete an online application at http://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/ and upload a cover letter, current resume, and the names and complete contact information of three references. For additional questions, please contact Dr. Jane Parish at (662) 566-2201.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 501854
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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