Welcome to the Office of the Controller & Treasurer, where we help shape a better world by supporting Mississippi State University's mission in the state, the nation and around the globe. Our people provide financial services to help our customers succeed both today and tomorrow. Everything we do is based on a set of core values that guide our day-to-day activities and interactions.
We strive to attract, hire, continually develop, and retain the best and brightest individuals. We value, recognize, and reward quality performance. We challenge people to grow, encourage them to take risks, and understand the importance of well-being for each individual.
We facilitate a multitude of financial transactions and processes at the university, and provide assistance, advice, and answers on various financial matters. We strive to provide these services in a timely, accurate and comprehensive manner. We work collaboratively with our customers to be good stewards in safeguarding the resources entrusted to our care. We also ensure decisions, processes, and changes in strategic direction are compliant with rules, regulations, policies, and procedures at the Federal, State, IHL and/or institutional level.
If you are reading this sentence, then you are one of our customers! And we take a great deal of pride in serving you – our students, parents, faculty, staff and other university partners. We delight in having the opportunity and responsibility of providing you exceptional levels of service.
Today and Tomorrow
We understand the world is changing at a rapid pace, and the things we do today, will not be sufficient to meet the demands of tomorrow. Change is inevitable, and change is essential. To best prepare for the future that lies ahead, we are making every effort to:
- Develop a vision for what we believe the future will look like and take steps in that direction
- Seek opportunities to improve operations and skillsets through succession planning and professional development, use of innovative tools and technologies, and the generation of diverse ideas and concepts
- Press the edges of tradition and challenge the status quo
We consider the following core values to be critical components of our success. These values are timeless, non-negotiable, and inform how we approach each moment of each day, rather at work or away.
- Unwavering integrity
- Courtesy and mutual respect for all
- Open, honest, and inclusive communication