Mississippi State University Seeks Business Coordinator

Posted on August 17, 2022
Mississippi State University Seeks Business Coordinator
Position Title: 
Business Coordinator


Position Summary:

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.

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. Maintain an efficient system of receiving, posting, and depositing revenue and receiving, verifying, posting, and processing vouchers for payment of goods and services. Prepare requisitions for purchases; communicate with vendors for prices, bids, and other information. Prepare journal entries to record income, expenditures, interest, fund transfers, encumbrances, etc. Transfer funds between accounts following established guidelines. Prepare various accounting schedules, statements, and reports for monthly and annual reporting. Reconcile division financial records with university accounting records. 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. Maintain files and records in support of accounting data. Work with ADS facilities where scheduling and other services are needed. 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: An equivalent combination of related education and related experience may be considered for this position. 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:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business.
  • Experience in fund accounting.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software packages.
  • Ability to coordinate the administrative functions of a complex office.
  • Skilled to manage administrative duties for the Department Head office such as coordinating events held by the department, managing a complex events calendar, and other administrative duties assigned.


Working Conditions:

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 on applying:

All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, resume and the complete contact information for three professional references.


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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