Job no: 502306 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 060700 - Electrical and Computer Engineering Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Apr 14 2021
Manages and Coordinates the business operations of a busy department. Performs duties required to maintain and administer departmental budgets; administers staff policies and/or procedures: compiles reports; performs administrative procedures.
The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University consists of 23 faculty members, 8 professional and support staff, and over 580 undergraduate and approximately 107 graduate students, with over 65 being at the Ph.D. level. The department also houses the High Voltage Laboratory, the largest High Voltage Laboratory among North American Universities.
Area of Specialization:
Anticipated Appointment Date:
May 16, 2021
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains departmental/unit budget and [provide budgetary reports to senior management within the unit. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Participates in the development and implementation of department/unit programs and projects consistent with organizational objectives, contractual arrangements, and /or funding availability.
Assists with the development and management of annual operating budget(s).
Assists in preparing annual budget based upon previous year's expenses and future requirements.
Develops and implements systems to maintain records on employees, equipment and compliance activities.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field and one to three years of related experience.
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, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of customer service principles, techniques, systems, and standards.
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, including applicable queries.
Ability to development and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
No or very limited physical effort required.
Work is normally performes in a typical interior/office work environment.
All applicants must apply online http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. Any social number included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.
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: 502306
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.
To apply, please go to http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/