Assistant Director, Fin Srvcs

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 185100 - CVM Office of the Dean
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Manages and coordinates the fiscal operations. This includes budget preparation and control (E&G, Separate Appropriations, contracts and grants, designated funds and self generated funds),budget modeling, human resources administration, accounts payable, accounts receivable, contract and grant accounting, and business resources.

Salary Grade:  17

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.
1. Manages the daily fiscal activities, which include budget preparation and control, accounting, purchasing, and business planning and management; ensures compliance with university policies and procedures, state and federal regulations.
2. Coordinates, designs, and implements financial controls.
3. Prepares, in conjunction with budget office, budget requests, operating budgets, legislative budget requests, and formal budget revisions as required. This includes reviewing the budget requests submitted by the various units reporting to the College of Veterinary Medicine.
4. Coordinates the preparation of reports of funding (including external), disbursements, special analyses, and information reports for management; presents recommendations for changes and/or improvements, monetary control, and adherence to budgets.
5. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
6. Serve as a mentor and resource to individuals new to university research administration/accounting.
7. May coordinate financial aspects of grant proposals, contracts,
and sub-contracts, including the development of budget, proposal preparation, and adherence to funding requirements; serves as liaison with university administrators, state, federal, and private funding sources. May be involved in the review of cost sharing commitments by the university as well as third party cost sharing commitments.
8. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
9. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
10. Serves as a member of the Dean's Cabinet
11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field.
2. Ten years of related experience in university accounting with experience coordinating large scale multidisciplinary research funding.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. 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. Knowledge and understanding of business management principles and practices. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Familiarity with medical (or veterinary) education. Knowledge of fund accounting.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.

Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands.

Job occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 10 pounds.

Vision requirements: ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online and include a resume and cover letter.

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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