Faculty & Staff Directory Profile

Kanayo Ugboaja

Departments and Positions:
Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Fiscal Officer / Budget Analyst
B.B.A., Delta State University , '99
M.P.A., Delta State University , '01
M.B.A., Delta State University , '04



  • May 15, 2004   Delta State University   Cleveland MS

Masters of Business Administration

  • December 15, 2001    Delta State University    Cleveland, MS

Masters of Professional Accountancy

  • May 8, 1999   Delta State University      Cleveland, MS

Bachelors of Business Administration Accounting



  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret financial statements.


10/2010 – Present   Alcorn State University(School of Agriculture, Research, Extension & Applied Sciences[AREAS])

Alcorn, MS

Fiscal Officer/ Budget Analyst

  •  Responsible for the management and effective utilization of a multi- million dollar annual grants for AREAS.
  • Analyze and review expenditures of funds for grants and contracts to ensure compliance.
  • Guide grants accountants, specialists, principal investigators, and faculty on proper procedures and protocols in regards to the grant.
  • Serve as liaison officer for Federal and State grant audits.


08/2008 – 10/2010   Tennessee Department Of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Nashville, TN

Fiscal Operations Auditor

  • Monitored fiscal operations of agencies that receive state grants to provide mental health and addiction related services for compliance with existing policies, procedures, and implementation of internal controls.


12/2004 – 08/2008   Tennessee Department Of Children Services- Woodland Hills Youth Development Center

Nashville, TN

Fiscal Manager/Accountant 2

  • Assigned, trained, and supervised workflow of accounting and other clerical staff.
  • Reconciled multiple bank statements on monthly basis in a timely manner. 
  • Prepared PBC schedule for annual audit with external auditors.
  • Monitored fiscal operations to ensure internal control procedures are adhered to on a consistent basis.
  • Performed fiscal year end closing procedures.
  • Assisted in budget preparation for institution.
  • Performed monthly analysis of actual vs. approved expenditures. 
  • Monitored inventory of state equipment and supplies.
  • Monitored vendor contracts.
  • Oversaw procurement and purchasing functions for the agency.


10/2004 – 12/2004     ELLIS and HIRSBERG CPA’s

Clarkdale, MS

Contract Auditor

  • Performed financial and operational system audit on local government agencies and schools to establish compliance with existing policies, procedures, and implementation of internal controls.


02/02 - 04/04    SELF EMPLOYED

Ruleville MS and Memphis TN

Contract Tax Consultant (while in grad school)

  • Prepared individual and small business tax returns and rendered tax advice for 3 consecutive tax seasons.