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Assistant Director of Budget


University, MS, US, 389677

Department:  VC for Administration & Finance (10000800)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Definition of Class

This position assists the Director of Budget in the fiscal management of a centralized budget unit. The incumbent provides specialized support and assistance in the preparation of complex budget and financial assessment; performs advanced level accounting duties related to the oversight, management, and analysis of departmental budgets; identifies and reconciles variances; and provides instructional guidance and support to departments across campus. This position frequently makes decisions by exercising discretion and independent judgement.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Performs advanced level accounting duties related to the oversight, management, and analysis of departmental budgets.
  • Analyzes budget reports, reconciles variances, and prepares necessary transfers to maintain fiscal integrity of university budget data.
  • Maintains lapsed salary information and calculations in accordance with university policy.
  • Utilizes various components of SAP to ensure accuracy of budget information and uses discretion and independent judgement to resolve discrepancies.
  • Assists in the preparation, development, and implementation of the university budget.
  • Reconciles year-end position data to payroll commitments and expenditures.
  • Assists in the final compilation and distribution of the operating budget.
  • Assists in the preparation, analysis, and reconciliation of the university’s annual legislative budget.
  • Analyzes budget activity throughout the year to ensure the validity of budget changes and availability of funding.
  • Monitors allocations and expenditures of salary and wage funds.
  • Communicates extensively with internal units to provide instructional support and guidance in processing personnel changes, payroll calculations, and budget transfers.
  • Ensures proper approvals of budget related changes have been obtained.
  • Prepares budget transfer requests and records approved requests in SAP budget system.
  • Provides direction and assistance to the university regarding budget policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates periodic workshops and training for budget users.
  • Serves as support in the absence of the Director of Budget as needed.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified
and included by the hiring department.

  1. Provides specialized support and direction in the preparation of complex budget and financial assessment.
  2. Performs advanced level accounting duties related to the oversight, management, and analysis of departmental budgets.
  3. Identifies and reconciles variances in departmental budgets.
  4. Provides instructional guidance and support to departments across campus.
Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field from an accredited four-year college or university.

Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.
Interview Requirements

Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.