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Director, Academic Budget and Personnel

Alcorn State University
Lorman, Mississippi
Commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
May 1, 2023

Job Summary

The Director, Academic Budget and Personnel for Academic Affairs will be responsible for the preparation of annual and/or operating budgets, budget revisions, and support schedules and documents to include the analysis, interpretation, and development of budgetary data for the Academic Affairs Division.



  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in accounting, finance, or other related field;
  • In lieu of Bachelor’s degree; must have an Associates degree and a minimum of 2 years experience with budgets


  • Two years successful experience in financial analysis
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and practices
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner software
  • Knowledge of higher education financial systems and issues

Essential Job Functions

  • Manages the fiscal operations of the Academic Affairs Division including coordinating, planning and developing program budgets,
  • Improve financial status by analyzing results; monitoring variances; identifying trends; recommending actions to management,
  • Prepare reports and projections based on analysis which will be used to guide and influence long term and strategic decision making; prepare monthly/quarterly financial reports,
  • Recommend actions and creative alternatives by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; studying proposed changes,
  • Directs the preparation of fiscal documents for submission to the Budget Office,
  • Provides monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports to division Directors and Provost,
  • Evaluate internal fiscal needs and develop, implement, and maintain an efficient, effective budget model for Academic Affairs,
  • Works closely with Academic Affairs Leadership Team in preparing budget projections and analyses for decision making and strategic planning,
  • Prepares summer pay spreadsheet for faculty to include payment for courses and grant work,
  • Prepares part-time faculty and full-time faculty overload pay spreadsheets,
  • Prepares and maintains faculty salary spreadsheet,
  • Maintains vacant position updates and,
  • Other related duties as assigned

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Expertise with Microsoft Excel and other financial modeling software
  • Highest ethical standards and a commitment to proper stewardship of institutional resources
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and identify trends; strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate well with all levels of management and staff and interact effectively with a variety of departments
  • An ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment

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