Accountant - Journey

Greensboro, NC
Mar 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Requisition Number S1144

Position Number 000103

Position Classification Title Accountant

Functional Title Accountant - Journey

Position Type Staff

Position Summary

Re-Post, previous applicants need not re-apply, still under consideration

Grants Specialist

The Office of Contracts and Grants is a division of Financial Services and is the administrative responsibility of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance. This unit is responsible for coordinating the administration and financial management of all contract and grant funds awarded to the University, and currently manages over 400 grant funds and $35 million of research funding per year, as well as, interacting with any faculty member who is seeking extramural research support (pre-award) or who has had research funded (post-award).

The Office of Contract and Grants is currently seeking qualified candidates to consider for an Accountant position.

During day-to-day operations in the Office of Contracts & Grants, staff have many decisions to make regarding compliance with terms, allowable costs, entering grant data to Banner, how to process forms, review of proposal budgets and collections. Position is responsible for Establishing Banner grant file, establishing fund setup with the Controller's Office, composing new award memorandums, consulting with PI and Departmental Admins at new award meetings and providing necessary training concerning award management. Position entails grant monitoring and fiscal management, budget control, invoicing and financial reporting, collections and receivables management, monitoring and reporting of cost share expenditures and closeout of grant/fund.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor'sdegreewith12credithoursofaccounting coursework; or Associate'sdegreeinaccounting; or Associate'sdegreeinbusinessorrelateddisciplinewith12 credithoursofaccountingcoursework; orequivalent combinationoftrainingandexperience.alldegreesmustbe receivedfromappropriatelyaccreditedinstitutions.

Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Recruitment Range $40,000 - $51,628

Org #-Department Contracts & Grants - Accounting - 56205

Work Hours of Position 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Job Family Administrative and Managerial

Band Accountant

Competency Level Journey

2-4 key competencies for successful execution of job duties, including chosen level definition:

Knowledge - Professional
Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and their application to cost, governmental accounting, and nongovernmental accounting. Knowledge of program specifics. Thorough knowledge of applicable information technology to perform accounting duties. May require ability to develop and implement system changes.

Financial Monitoring & Analysis
Ability to compile, monitor, examine, and audit moderately complex financial statements/reports/accounts or budget codes for accuracy, integrity, and conformance to accounting and program guidelines. Ability to develop, evaluate, and implement changes to accounting systems and processes. Ability to identify substantive issues and thoroughly and accurately research and analyze them. May require the ability to design data collection, reporting tools, and financial models. Ability to prepare, disseminate, and interpret financial reports. Ability to serve as technical advisor on fiscal management and reporting issues. Ability to identify changing requirements and problems regarding management needs, fiscal procedures, account structures or reports, and accounting systems. Ability to recognize and respond to unusual activity. May require the ability to make corrections related to unusual activities. Ability to evaluate systems of control and recommend improvements/changes.

Decision Making and Problem Solving
Ability to assess and resolve unprecedented problems that require research and review of policy, procedures, and regulations. Ability to apply judgment for problem resolutions or program requirements based on delegated authority.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Ability to prepare written and/or technical products which convey concise, comprehensive, and accurate findings and conform to guidelines. Ability to provide appropriate documentation to support conclusions. Ability to review and edit the work of others. Ability to convey and/or consult on issues of a moderately complex nature in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Ability to establish effective working relationships that foster organizational success. Ability to modify delivery, language, or content to suit the characteristics and needs of the audience.

Open Date 01/17/2017

Close Date 03/26/2017

Job Close Date

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

FLSA Exempt

Salary Grade Equivalency 75

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your education history?
    • Master's Degree in directly related field
    • Bachelor's Degree with 12 credit hours of Accounting coursework
    • Associate's Degree in Accounting
    • Associate's Degree in Business or related discipline with 12 credit hours of Accounting coursework
    • Three (3) years of college coursework
    • Two (2) years of college coursework
    • One (1) year or less of college coursework
    • High School Diploma or GED
  2. * How many years of experience in a directly related field do you have?
    • No Response
    • 6 or more years
    • 5 years
    • 4 years
    • 3 years
    • 2 years
    • 1 year
    • 4 months
    • less than 4 months
  3. * Have you completed 12 hours of Accounting coursework?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience using Banner Finance and Banner HR?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience in Research Administration with Post Award Responsibilities?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Search Firm
    • Facebook
    • Twitter

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