first_imgApplicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2 Posting Details Security Sensitive Position?Yes Working/Environmental Conditions * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college oruniversity in Finance, Accounting or another Business-relatedfield? Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or anotherBusiness-related field is preferred.Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university inFinance, Accounting or another Business-related field.Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or anotherBusiness-related field.None of the above. Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Grant TitleN/A Knowledge of:• Higher education finances with knowledge of Texas stategovernment budget procedures preferred.• Federal, State, Local and County laws.• Accounting and budgeting principles/practices.• Proficient with the ability to use personal computer, advancedunderstanding of Microsoft Office Suite, Access, analytical toolsand ERP systems (e.g., Banner and other job-related databases andsoftware).• Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ( GAAP ); GovernmentalAccounting Standards Board ( GASB ) pronouncements and standards;Fund Accounting.• Strategic Planning and Budgeting.Skills:• Successful experience in budget forecasting and modeling.• Detail oriented.• Effective leadership and customer service.• Problem-solving and decision-making.• Multitasking and time management; meeting deadlines.• Strong management.• Strong analytical.• Coordinating work of others.• Strategic planning.• Budget management.• Strong presentation.• Planning activities.• Leading projects.• Strong verbal and written communication.• Using logic and reasoning.Ability to:• Prepare detailed reports.• Work independently and take initiative.• Communicate effectively.• Read, analyze and interpret complex budget and financialdata.• Work in a team-oriented environment, establishing good workingrelations with faculty, staff, student, business partners and otherconstituencies.• Commit to promoting cultural diversity, employment equity andstaff development.• Train others. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university inFinance, Accounting or another Business-related fieldrequired.Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or another Business-relatedfield preferred. UA EEO Statement Hours of Work8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). The Executive Director of Budget is responsible for directing allaspects of the development and implementation of the operatingannual budget that will be presented to the Board of Regents and tothe State. Participates in the development of the capital budget.Provides continuous support to university units on budgetoperations and provides continuous monitoring and reporting ofactual results against planned budget for effective and efficientfinancial resource utilization for the university to meet its goalsand objectives. Ensures the university’s policies and proceduresadheres to the State of Texas rules and regulations. Developsfinancial models and provides analytical support for resourcedevelopment and allocation decisions for new and existingprograms.This position will report to the Associate Vice President forTreasury and Budget. Hiring Range$97,093.00 – $121,367.00 Close Date Limited standing and/or walking.Handling light weight objects.Using or carrying equipment.Stoop, bend or lift. Essential Duties Summary Minimum 3-years budgeting experience required.Minimum seven years progressive relevant experience in HigherEducation or governmental setting required.Must have at least four years of supervisory/managementexperience. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Official TSU TitleEXEC DIRECTOR BUDGETcenter_img Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. * Do you have one of the following: MBA, CPA, or CMA?YesNo Posting NumberTSU202392 MBA, CPA, or CMA preferred. Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes % FTE Education Position End Date (if temporary) Position Details * Do you have a minimum of seven years progressive relevantexperience in Higher Education or governmental setting?YesNo Required Licensing/Certification Work Experience * Do you have a minimum of 3-years budgeting experience?YesNo It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures 1.0 * Do you have at least four years of supervisory/managementexperience?YesNo Desired start date • Coordinates the preparation and submission of required budgetreports specified by external agencies including the Texas HigherEducation Coordinating Board, Legislative Budget Board and StateComptroller’s Office.• Directs the preparation, consolidation, analysis and distributionof the annual budget.• Participates in developing revenue projection: includes stateappropriations, development of tuition and fee projection and otherauxiliary operations revenues for annual budget preparation.• Development, adjustments and reconciliation of detailed annualexpenditure budget by units within the limit of the projectedrevenue.• Assists the University with developing tuition and fee changes,tuition discount rates and scholarship allocations.• Provides reports, analysis, assumptions, projections andpresentations of budgetary data as requested to support leadershipneeds including decision support, Board presentations, and stateand government requests, etc.• Oversees the day to day budget operations to ensure complianceand uniformity with University and state-wide budgeting andaccounting policies, procedures, regulations and statutes.• Works with data sets and analytics tools in support of theUniversity/Division strategic plan, multiyear financial plan, andkey performance metrics.• In coordination with the department’s senior leadership, develop,recommend, and implement improvements and enhancements to thebudgetary planning process.• Coordinates the preparation and submission (including throughABEST system) of required budget reports specified by externalagencies including the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board,Legislative Budget Board and the State Comptroller’s Office.• Effectively manages and evaluates the budget staff.• Provides presentations, budget training, support and budgetguides to university departments and office staff.• Continually and in detail track all budget adjustments/changes tothe Board approved budget throughout the year.• Maintains strong customer service relationships with all,including administrators, deans, department heads, and budgetmanagers.• Monitors budget performance and evaluates fluctuations due tounexpected changes in economic conditions, policy andadministrative adjustments or in patterns of consumer demand.• Prepares quarterly management reports including analysis ofvariances between actual and budget.• Continuous review of budget reporting system for accuracy andopportunity for improvements.• Remains current and require staff to remain current on relevantfiscal, budget, rules, regulations and laws.• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.last_img read more

first_img Source: Opemsuo.com The newly constituted Board of Directors for Kumasi Asante Kotoko have resolved to avoid engagements with the media henceforth to solely focus on their duties as policy makers.On May 28, 2020, the Asantehene and Patron of Asante Kotoko, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, constituted a new 9-member Board of Directors for the club in a bid to transform the Porcupine warriors into a revered name in African football.Three more members were added to the board on June 29, 2020 bringing the tally to twelve.Speaking in an interview with Opemsuo fm in Kumasi, member of the newly constituted board of directors for the Kumasi based club, Kwadwo Boateng Genfi said the decision was as a result of a careful study of media operations in dealing with football related issues.“We have resolved to pull out from talking to the Media to restrict ourselves to the actual work that was given to us by Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. The work will ultimately do the talking for us,” Boateng Genfi stated in an interview with Opemsuo fm.He also urged the club’s supporters to rally behind them as they put measures in place to ensure the betterment of the club.“We are going to build something substantial for the supporters, and we will definitely do it.”The Board of Directors yesterday visited the Club’s training grounds and Anane Boateng Sports Stadium for assessment.last_img read more

first_imgSerena Williams defeated Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Toronto tournamentToronto, Canada | AFP |  Serena Williams and Japan’s Naomi Osaka booked a rematch of last year’s US Open final in the WTA Toronto quarter-finals after straight-set triumphs Thursday.Reigning US and Australian Open champion Osaka broke at love in the final game to defeat Polish teen Iga Swiatek 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 after one hour and 51 minutes.World number 10 Williams was broken twice and dropped the first three games in 10 minutes then battled back to defeat Russia’s 48th-ranked Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-5, 6-4 in 91 minutes.That set the stage for Williams, a 37-year-old American who will try for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title at the upcoming US Open, to face Osaka on Friday.“I’ve been actually looking forward to playing her for a while,” Williams said. “She has had a great year early in the season and she’s still doing pretty good.”It will be their first match since the controversial finish to their Grand Slam showdown last year in New York.The 21-year-old Japanese star defeated her childhood idol 6-2, 6-4 in last year’s US Open final, a match marred by an on-court dispute between Williams and the umpire that led to a game penalty against Williams.Osaka was booed by some fans during the awards ceremony and later dubbed what should have been her moment of glory “a little bittersweet.”“I guess I’ll treat it like a regular quarterfinal, but I haven’t been in a quarterfinal in a while,” Osaka said after winning Thursday.“I’m just really excited. I grew up watching her, so whenever I get the opportunity to play her, it’s something I feel is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.“And it feels more like I’m showcasing my skills to her, like, ‘Look what I can do?’ You know what I mean?“So I go into the matches with that mentality. And just super grateful to get the chance to play her.”Alexandrova broke Williams — the 2001, 2011 and 2013 Canadian champion — in the first and third games for a 3-0 edge only to have Williams roll through the next four games.They held from there until the final game of the first set, when the Russian’s eighth double fault handed Williams the set after 46 minutes. “(Alexandrova) hit really, really hard and she was hitting a lot of winners, so I was just happy I was able to just fight through that,” Williams said.Alexandrova broke Williams again to open the second set, but the US star pulled level in the sixth game and broke again in the 12th to advance after 91 minutes.“I’m feeling good,” Williams said. “Just hopefully just being able to stay in the rhythm and playing this week and next week would be good.”Williams said she is struggling with the transition from clay to grass to hardcourts more than usual this year.“It takes a while to get back into the rhythm,” she said. “Usually I don’t feel that huge a difference, but for whatever reason I do this year.”– Pliskova chases No. 1 –Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova kept the pressure on Osaka in the battle to take the world number one ranking by also reaching the quarter-finals.Pliskova eliminated Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-5 to set up a last-eight clash with rising Canadian star Bianca Andreescu, who outlasted fifth-seeded Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-1, 6-7 (7/9), 6-4.Pliskova, 27, must reach the final to have any chance of taking the top spot next week for the first time since 2017. Otherwise, Osaka will claim the number one berth.French Open champion Ashleigh Barty’s stint as the world’s top-ranked player was assured of ending after she was knocked out on Tuesday.Defending champion and fourth seed Simona Halep of Romania, coming off a Wimbledon title last month, beat Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-1 to book a quarter-final against Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova, who ousted Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-2.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport Winery Garden ResortWestport Winery Garden Resort gathered more gold at the Cascadia Wine Competition held in Hood River, Oregon, on March 21 through 23. Director of Winemaking, Dana Roberts said, “This is one of our favorite competitions. They’ve got a big panel of tough judges and lots of entries from the top producers in the region. When we do well at Cascadia we know we’re proving ourselves among the best.”Photo courtesy: Westport WinerySurfer, the winery’s 2014 Syrah, earned a double gold at this event. Roberts said, “We harvested these grapes at Mays’ Discovery Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. As a winemaker, working with Milo and Kay May is just as supreme pleasure. It’s definitely a team approach to winemaking in the best sense of the phrase.” This wine is described in their tasting notes as “The Edgar Allen Poe of wine, dark, brooding and intense.” The winery recommends you enjoy this while listening to Pipeline by The Ventures since the label features a photo of winery co-owner Blain Roberts when he was a nationally-rated surfer on Maui in the 1970s. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits South Beach EMS in Westport. Both Going Coastal, a sparkling Gewurztraminer, and Jetty Cat a red blend, earned gold medals. Jetty Cat, a primarily Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Syrah, is described as “Wall Street rich and ultra-luxurious with a bit of attitude.” A portion of the proceeds from this label benefits the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA).Photo courtesy: Westport WineryGoing Coastal’s fruit was harvested at Washington’s iconic Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Coastal Interpretive Center in Ocean Shores. Described as “Brisk and bright, like a spring sea breeze,” the winery recommends you enjoy this sparkler with Eggs Benedict in their restaurant while listening to Champagne by Andrea Bocelli. Maritime, the winery’s sparkling Riesling earned a silver medal, while True Blue and Bordello Blonde earned bronze medals. Additionally, each wine is commemorated in the winery’s gardens with a sculpture by different local artists making this a must visit destination winery.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. It was named 2011 Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest. They have been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine six times. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012, received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015, and were name Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine.Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The resort (including the restaurant, bakery, plant nursery and 15-acre display garden) is open daily or breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Westport Winery’s second location, TASTING @ Cannon Beach, is located at 255 N. Hemlock. The Oregon tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.last_img read more

first_imgTwo branches of the Monmouth County Library system reopened their doors Wednesday, July 15 with lots of reminders to wear a face mask and observe social distancing. At the Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury, where curbside pickup is still available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, patrons were excited to get back to the books, even if it meant limited time spent in the building. During the reopening phase building capacity is limited to 25 percent and customers are asked to keep browsing to a minimum. Use of computers is by appointment only. Staff is required to wear face coverings at all times and plexiglass shields have been installed at the circulation desk as a safety measure. Customers who do not want to enter the building may request items on hold through the online system and call for curbside, contactless pickup when they get to the parking lot during the specified morning hours. Eastern Branch in-person hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Photos by Emma Wulfhorst The article originally appeared in the July 16 – 22, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs continue to be the talk of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season.Nelson ran its pre-season record to 3-0 following a 2-1 decision over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The Leafs scored twice on the power play in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit to secure the victory.Nelson concludes the pre-season Sunday in Castlegar. Game time is 2 p.m.The Leafs open the regular season back in Fruitvale Friday against the Nitehawks.Leafs rally past Nitehawks 4-2; run exhibition record to 2-0Nelson Leafs rallied from a 2-0 deficit to edge the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition action Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena. Sawyer Hunt scored twice to lead the Leafs to back-to-back pre-season wins.Nelson blasted Castlegar 10-2 to open the pre-season at home Tuesday.Beaver Valley scored twice to grab the early lead.However, goals by Hunt, who came to the Leafs in an off-season deal with Kimberley Dynamiters, Jack Karran and Sam Weber rallied the Green and White past the defending Murdoch Division champs.Karran has four goals in two games for Nelson while Hunt has scored twice in the exhibition season.Jay Sandu, another off-season acquisition to come to the Heritage City, played the entire game in goal for Nelson, which outshot the Hawks 30-23 in the contest.The Leafs have peppered the opposition netminders with 75 shots in two games.The teams play a return contest Friday in Fruitvale before Nelson concludes the exhibition season Sunday in Castlegar.Nelson opens the regular season Friday, September 9 against Beaver Valley Nitehawks.First home game is Friday, September 16 against Spokane Braves.last_img read more

first_imgBy Jarryl BryanRetired sugar workers from the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Estate on the East Coast of Demerara braved the blazing sun as they took to the streets on Friday against the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).Pensioners and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) are contending that a decision to cease payments at locations in the community, and instead pay pensioners through the bank, is inconsiderate of the retirees, some of whom have limited mobility.Some of the protesters on FridayNoting that approximately 800 pensioners from LBI to Better Hope are likely to be affected by the changes, GAWU General Secretary Seepaul Narine has urged the corporation to rethink its decision.“They (pensioners) are asking GuySuCo to make their payment as normal at the pay office here at LBI centre or some other convenient place,” Narine said. “Over the past couple of weeks, GuySuCo has been saying to them, ‘You must have a bank account to receive your pension’,” he said.“Many of these people are receiving pension as low as $950 per week. It means therefore that the cost to go to the bank is going to eat out their entire pension. And you have many of them who are not in good health because of their age and sickness,” he explained.He also pointed to instances when pensioners were targeted by bandits due to their perceived vulnerabilities. He therefore urged the corporation to take into account this, as well as the sums themselves.Indeed, checks with some of the pensioners confirmed that the sum being collected is, according to some, subpar. As such, the pensioners are of the view that to have to travel every week to the city in order to collect these sums is unreasonable. One worker who spoke to this publication lamented the treatment being meted out to them.“My name is Sydney Paul. I’m from Berbice, transfer to LBI in 1978. I was at LBI 48 years and I need my money. I’m a pensioner, I’m 63. Why I have to go to the bank?” the elderly man questioned.“Who is the Agriculture Minister to change the system. (They) got nuff old man in the party. Some people drawing $980…to take a taxi from here to go is $500. What you leave with? Nothing!”Another protestor related that while she never worked at the estate, her late husband did, and it is therefore unconscionable that she must journey every week to the city for the pension. One of her peers summed up the frustration being felt by the assembly.“Me a get $900 a week…Me live till a back so. Me got to pay taxi to come out here, taxi to come back. What me left with? Me nah able with bank! Me nah got account at bank. Them a do what them feel like fa do,” she said.A prevailing theme was angst against the sudden way in which their matter was handled. Several of the protestors have tenure of service as long as three decades. And with their belief that new generations are unlikely to come on the pension roll, they are contending that they should be left in peace.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 84th Annual Convention of the Ohio Farmers Union will feature events and speakers aimed at young and beginning farmers as well as tackle issues important to Ohio’s independent, family farmers.“OFU’s annual meeting will address issues along a spectrum from nutrient management in the Lake Erie watershed to the opioid crisis in rural Ohio,” said OFU President Joe Logan.“We will also have a special focus on local food systems and young and beginning farmers at this year’s event,” Logan said.OFU’s convention will be held January 26 – 27 at the Columbus Airport Marriott. Ohio Dept. of Agriculture Director David Daniels will deliver remarks around 1 p.m. to open the convention.Along with OFU convention business, delegates and attendees will hear from speakers addressing local food hubs in Ohio, an update from Ohio State University on the state of water quality in the western basin of Lake Erie and a group including family members who have lost relatives in Ohio’s opioid crisis with a representative from the Ohio Attorney General’s office to update delegates on the crisis.On Saturday, OFU will award its ‘Legislator of the Year’ and two college scholarships at the concluding luncheon.For information and to view a draft agenda, see ohfarmersunion.org.last_img read more

first_imgaudrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market As the FTC eyes consumer privacy issues and investigates an online “Do Not Track” option, it seems as though web browsers are responding in kind, offering their own solutions to better protect Internet users’ data. For its part, IE9 says it will offer “Tracking Protection” via the browser. And now Mozilla has released its contribution: a set of privacy icons meant to inform people about how their data may be used by the websites they visit.Mozilla lead designer Aza Raskin posted the alpha version of the privacy icons on his blog, along with an explanation of their meaning and a recognition of the challenges to adoption they might face. Privacy Icons Noting the complexity of privacy policies and Terms of Service agreements, Raskin says a “catch-all boilerplate” icon is impossible. Instead of replacing privacy policies, the new icons are meant to “bolt on” to existing policies, but give Web visitors an “iron clad guarantee” about how a company treats user data.The icons break down into five categories: Is your data only for “intended use”? Is your data bought or sold? Is your data given to advertisers? How long is your data kept? Does the site require the government follow the legal process before handing over data? “Data” here, I should add, means “data that is either personally identifiable (including name, ip address, or email address) or associated with some personally identifiable aspect of your identity (such as correlated with your IP address name, or email address).”Nice Icons, But… They’re nice icons, don’t get me wrong. But the question, of course, will anyone use them? According to Raskin, “Sites already try to differentiate base on privacy concerns, and these icons simply codify what they are already doing. Second, if Privacy Icons become widely adopted (and I think Mozilla is in a unique position to help make that happen) then the correlation of good companies using the icons and bad companies not using the icons becomes rather strong. The absence of Privacy Icons becomes a warning flag for when you go to sign up for new service.”He also adds that there’s a possibility that Mozilla could make the privacy icons machine readable, meaning that if Firefox encounters a privacy policy doesn’t have the icons, the browser could automatically display the icon with the poorest guarantees – certainly incentive for websites to comply.But for now, these privacy icons – machine readable or otherwise – are a long way from reality. Indeed, as Raskin announced last week that he was leaving Mozilla to co-found a healthcare startup, the future of this icon project isn’t clear.last_img read more