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Office of the Controller

Areas of Responsibility

The Office of the Controller is responsible for Payroll processing (including the remittance of deductions and tax withholdings), reporting (including payroll, tax, financial and IHL), functional maintenance of the ERP systems (SOARHR – Human Resource & Payroll & SOARFIN – General Ledger), general ledger maintenance, preparing and publishing the annual audited financial statements, coordination of financial and A-133 audits, chart of accounts and signature authority maintenance, accounting for debt service and bond payments, compliance with tax exempt debt, account reconciliations, interdepartmental billing, journal entry processing, University-wide tax management and compliance.

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Mission Statement, Vision & Core Values

The overall mission of the Office of the Controller is to provide accounting services and report financial information useful for evaluating the management of resources in attaining the institution's mission of teaching, research and outreach. The Office of the Controller reports to the Vice President of Finance & Administration.

It is the vision of Controller's Office staff to meet the financial and accounting needs of a diverse and dynamic campus community with quality performance and in a professional, courteous and service-oriented manner.

The Controller's Office is committed to:

  • Integrity – Conducting ourselves in an honest and credible manner, and abiding by high ethical and moral standards.
  • Excellence – Achieving excellence in all our assigned responsibilities. We will carry out our responsibilities with pride, professionalism and enthusiasm.
  • Service – Meeting and facilitating the needs of the University community in a customer-oriented manner.
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Office of the Controller
Bond Hall 230
118 College Drive #5143
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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