Budget Clerk/Accountant

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Job Title:

Budget Clerk/Accountant

FLSA Status:

Salaried Non Exempt

Posted Salary Range:



School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Purpose of Job:

The Budget Clerk/Accountant is responsible for assisting the Budget Director with budget related activities at Alcorn State University

Scope of Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of Financial Services, the budget performs a wide variety of tasks, of varying complexity, providing clerical/office support to the professional staff of the Budget Office. Assist and guide the campus community regarding policies, procedures and coding including working with others to achieve the University and team goals

Essential Job Functions :

•Participates in the maintenance of budget records and files providing information to authorized personnel;
•Maintains accurate records and updates the automated system with all recertification of existing positions and certifications of all new positions.
• Provides information to staff in Personnel and Finance on position control and other budgetary aspects of the Human Resource system.
•Provides clerical support for the professional staff including the maintenance of an automated budget system and generating reports, as requested.
•Compiles, checks and edits figures on an automated system in support of the analysis of budget data as directed.
•Tracks budget allocations and spending reports making necessary computations to obtain preliminary and final request analyses, including the computation of sub-totals and totals by budget classification; Prepares budget reports, correspondence and other reports as directed.
•May coordinate and ensure the completion of work of other clerical staff.
•Operates automated equipment programmed with budget process information, statistical and financial data.
• Prepares and submits requisitions, direct orders, vouchers, corrects and reconciles accounts as required for the budget department.
•Prepares and maintains budget records and files;


•B.A. degree in Accounting or related field
•Two years of related experience.
•Proficiency in the use of computerized accounting systems, integrated computer systems
•Proficient in Internet applications in a Windows environment.
•Experience with Banner, a higher education ERP system a plus.
•Proficient in the use of Microsoft Products, Word, and Excel

Licensing and Certifications :


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

•Ability to perform extremely detailed tasks and organize heavy workload while meeting deadline.
•Ability to use Banner ERP systems, Microsoft Office.
•Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to interact effectively.
•Ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment.
•Ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment.
•Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and other documents.
•Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
•Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative work style, and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks.
•Manage shifting priorities.
•Demonstrate analytical ability for organizing data and problem solving skills.
•Ability to provide exceptional customer service and maintain a professional demeanor.
•Other related duties as assigned.

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas:


Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds:


Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds:

Not Required

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds:

Not Required

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds:

Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds:

Not Required



Extended Work Hours:


Posting Number:


Number of Vacancies:




Open 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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Job No:
Posted: 1/14/2021
Application Due: 7/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time