Budget Specialist

Alcorn State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title

Budget Specialist

FLSA Status

Salaried Non Exempt

Posted Salary Range

Commensurate with experience.

Employment Status

Full Time


Title III and Sponsored Programs Department

Job Summary

The Budget Specialist will perform a variety of functions in support of Title III specifically analyzing and monitoring Title III Activity budgets and assisting with the daily management of Title III Programs.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

• Must be able to set and manage multiple priorities, and respond quickly to changes.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate with faculty, staff, students and administration within the University as well as external contacts.
• Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
• Effective problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent customer service skills.

Essential Job Functions

• Monitors activity budget spending and revise budgets based on actual expenditures.
• Communicates occurrences of possible over- and underspending on activity budgets.
• Provides assistance in the compilation of data and prepares reports required by the Department of Education for the fiscal year’s budgetary planning.
• Tracks Title III expenditures for individual activities and maintains continuous communication with Activity Directors to ensure objectives are met.
• Prepares an excel expenditure file of Title III activity budgets.
• Prepares detailed budget charts, tables, and spreadsheets, as needed in support of budgetary analyses.
• Compares excel expenditure file with Banner to alleviate discrepancies.
• Analyzes budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget narrative.
• Exports budget data from Banner to prepare end-of-year budget report.
• Assists in processing of budget revisions.
• Assists in the monitoring of funding requests sent to the Title III Coordinator and implementation of resource allocations.
• Manages and reports open purchase orders.


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• At least one-three (1-3) years of related administrative and/or budget experience required.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Experience working with Federal grants such as Title III Strengthening Grants.
• Prior experience with Ellucian Banner preferred.

Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas


Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds


Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds


Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds


Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds


Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds

Not Required



Extended Work Hours

Not Required

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Number of Vacancies




Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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