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Business Coordinator

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Position type: Part-Time 12-Month
Department: 058800 - Dean of Education
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Provides administrative support in maintaining a general accounting system for a division, department, or other separately budgeted unit by performing a variety of accounting duties.

Salary Grade:  12

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges. 

Department Profile:

The College of Education is comprised of six academic departments, including Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations; Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education; Music; Instructional Systems and Workforce Development; Educational Leadership; and Kinesiology; in addition are two teacher candidate preparation programs offered jointly with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences -Agricultural and Extension Education and Family and Consumer Sciences.

These academic departments are augmented by one primary research unit, the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, and three service units, the Center for Educational Partnerships, the T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability, and the Office of Clinical/Field-Based Instruction, Licensure, and Outreach, which are coordinated through the Office of the Dean.

Included in the Center for Educational Partnerships are the following service units: the World Class Teaching Project (which prepares teachers for National Board certification), the Writing/Thinking Institute (part of the National Writing Project), and the Mississippi Migrant Education Service Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Reconcile and assist with fiscal administration for the department/unit, including but not limited to budgets, funding, grants, contracts, payroll, employment, travel, and/or purchasing; may assist with fiscal planning, including participating in seeking alternate sources of funding.
2. Maintain an efficient system of receiving, posting, and depositing revenue and receiving, verifying, posting, and processing vouchers for payment of goods and services.
3. Prepare requisitions for purchases; communicate with vendors for prices, bids, and other information.
4. Prepare journal entries to record income, expenditures, interest, fund transfers, encumbrances, etc.
5. Transfer funds between accounts following established guidelines.
6. Prepare various accounting schedules, statements, and reports for monthly and annual reporting.
7. Reconcile division financial records with university accounting records.
8. Gathers data for budget preparation and inventory reports; prepares or assists in the preparation of the annual budget, and procures all supplies, furniture, and office equipment.
9. Maintain files and records in support of accounting data.
10. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma

Experience (yrs.): 4-6 years Directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Substitution allowed:
Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business.
2. Experience in fund accounting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Knowledge and previous experience using spreadsheet software program.
* Ability to operate computer keyboard and 10-key electronic calculator.

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.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the complete contact information for at least three additional persons to provide reference of qualifications.

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.

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