Budget Execution Support

The Budget Execution Support Team (BEST) provides support and guidance to the office staff in each department and CAES administrators for budget inquiries so faculty members are able to focus on research, teaching, and assistance.

Central Email: caesbest@uga.edu  |  Fax: 706-542-2378

Staff Directory

Lindsey Barner, CAES Budget Supervisor
Phone: 706-542-9007
Email: ldsmith@uga.edu
Specialties: Maintains budgets for Associate Deans and the Dean of CAES, coordinates and prepares the personal services fiscal year budgets, and maintains faculty and staff listservs.

KAT Marie Mitchell, Business Operations Assistant
Phone: 706-542-8999
Email: KATM@uga.edu
Specialties: Time and Labor, Foundation, Payment Requests, Travel and Expense, UGAMart, Speedtypes and Approval Paths.

Karen Kelley, SR Accountant
Phone: 706-542-0822
Email: kimcalli@uga.edu
Specialties: Provides budgetary assistance to 5 departments, 4 centers, 6 support units, and 2 Cooperative Extension Districts. Processes TRS payments for Cooperative Extension and handles all Retire/Rehire paperwork for CAES. 

Helpful Tools and Links

Budget Cube:  All Budget Transfers  

To use this cube, you must be logged on to VPN Restricted 2.  From the dropdown filter fields at the top, select your department from the field UGADEPTBUDGRPT Dept ID Descr.