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Office of Budget and Financial Management
The Office of Budget and Financial Management is responsible for formulating and prescribing University-wide budget and financial management policies, ensuring adherence to accounting policies and statements and fiscal policies, procedures and systems of controls. Its primary function is to manage the budgetary and financial operations of the University. It is responsible for the development, issuance and maintenance of all financial manuals and related directives. These directives may come from the Board of Trustees, the President, the Provost, the Central Administration Committee or the Finance and Administration Council.
The Office of Budget and Financial Management is headed by Ms. Sandra Miranda, UB’s Director of Finance. Ms. Miranda holds an MBA in management and a bachelor’s in accounting, both from UWI. Additionally, she has working experience of over 30 years; from 1975—2000, she worked at various ministries and departments of government, beginning with the Income Tax Dept., where she was an assessor. From 2001—2006, she worked as the Director of Finance at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital; from 2006 until her current appointment at UB, Ms. Miranda was the accountant for the Belize Rural Development Project and its European Union-funded programs, such as the Rural IT project UB is coordinating. In addition to her sterling professional work and acumen with accounting software such as QuickBooks and SQL Ledger System, Ms. Miranda also is a mother of four and an avid community volunteer, currently serving as the VP of the Belmopan Branch of the National Garifuna Council. She has also taught accounting subjects at both UWI and UB.
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