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Office of the Controller

Areas of Responsibility

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The responsibilities of the office include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Payroll
  • Payroll tax withholdings and deductions remittance and reporting
  • Functional maintenance of ERP systems (SOAR-Payroll & SOARFIN - General Ledger/Commitment Control), including implementations, upgrades, patches and fixes.
  • General ledger maintenance
  • Preparing and publishing the annual audited financial statements of the University
  • Coordination of Financial and A-133 audits
  • Chart of accounts and signature authority maintenance
  • Financial reporting for university management and Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL)
  • Accounting for debt service and issuing bond payments
  • Post issuance compliance with tax exempt debt 
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Interdepartmental billing
  • Journal entry processing
  • Reconciliations of payroll liability accounts
  • Implementation, coordination and maintenance of University-wide tax management and reporting programs
  • Assists with efforts to ensure compliance with all Federal and State tax statutes applicable to the University
  • Advises university officials and staff on tax matters
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Office of the Controller
Bond Hall 230
118 College Drive #5143
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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