Accounting & Purchasing Specialist

Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00100249

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Friday Institute, with its state-of-the-art facility, located on NC State's 1,334 acre Centennial Campus, fosters innovation on pressing educational issues. The Institute capitalizes on the University's long history of committed engagement in university/business partnerships and its leadership role in economic development. The Institute engages in 21st century demands with its mission to advance education through innovation in teaching, learning, and leadership. By focusing on research and innovation of sophisticated learning technologies for educational settings, the Institute generates and diffuses a wide range of powerful applications. The business office supports all financial aspects of the Friday Institute.

Essential Job Duties: The Accounting Technician in the Friday Institute Business Office is a higher level versatile position that provides a wide array of fiscal support and assistance on topics such as purchasing, contracts, A/P and A/R. The incumbent reports directly to the FI Business Officer and acts as the unit's Purchasing Specialist, Purchase Card Reconciler, and College Level Approver for non-ledger 5 accounts. This Specialist works closely with faculty and staff and offers guidance on NCSU policies and procedures. This includes ensuring compliance, interpreting guidelines, and providing customer support on all financial related matters.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: Must exhibit initiative, a high level of trust and confidentiality. Strong interpersonal skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be self-motivated, highly organized, and have the ability to work in a fast paced, ever-changing environment. Attention to detail is essential in this position.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Bachelor's Degree with one year of related experience or Associates' Degree and three years of related experience preferably in a higher education environment. Knowledge of NCSU Spending Guidelines and Purchasing Processes & Procedures

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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