Staff Directory

Allyson Easterwood, CPA
Associate VP for Finance
University Controller



Linda Smith, CPA
Associate Controller


Financial Reporting & General Accounting 



Sherri Turner
Accounting & Administrative Assistant
(601) 266-4084

  • Administrative Assistant for the department
  • Chartfield maintenance, Interdepartmental Invoices processing, and designated fund activity
  • Time and Attendance Reports in-processing
  • W2 reprints coordination


Sally Downey
Financial Reporting Manager
(601) 266-6677 

  • Annual financial statements, monthly and other financial reporting
  • Training for viewing budgets in SOARFIN
  • General ledger, chart of accounts and signature authority maintenance
  • Designated fund establishment and budget check error contact
  • Interdepartmental Invoices processing
  • Journal feeder files from other departments processing 


Delilah Hudson

Financial Records Accountant
(601) 266-4094

  • Bank reconciliations of operating, daily interest (receipts) and payroll accounts
 Tax Compliance 

Cheri Waldrup, CPA
Tax Compliance Officer

 University Payroll 


Peggy McArthur, Ph.D.
Payroll Manager
(601) 266-6625 

  • Payroll monitoring and reporting
  • Payroll communications and problems resolution
  • Garnishments monitoring and payments




Alison Robertson
Monthly Payroll &
Deduction Specialist
(601) 266-4089 

  • Monthly payroll processing
  • Tax and deductions payments to agencies and vendors




Kathy McDaniel
Wage Specialist
(601) 266-4087 

  • Biweekly payroll processing
  • Time and Attendance Reports data entry


 Business Analysts 


Katie Walker
Business Analyst
(601) 266-6873 

  • Liaison for the Controller’s Office and Procurement Services with iTech
  • SOARFIN production issues resolution
  • Business reporting and processing enhancements




Nikki Smith
Business Analyst
SOAR - HR/Payroll
(601) 266-5040

  • Liaison for the Controller’s Office and Human Resources with iTech
  • SOAR production issues resolution
  • Payroll and Human Resources reporting and processing enhancements