Accountant - Advanced

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Hiring Range: $73,000-$83,000
May 03, 2017
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Description:

The Cash Manager (CM) supervises and directs the cash management services of the University. In addition to management of operations, the CM will also focus on core cash management services to identify and help implement process improvements. These services include but are not limited to:

• ACH services.
• Bank account reconciliations.
• Central non-student receivables.
• Controlled disbursements.
• Electronic data interchange.
• Lockbox operations.
• Prepaid card implementation.
• Wire transfers.

The CM will be responsible for maintaining and ensuring University compliance with the Cash Management Plan filed with the Office of the State Controller (OSC) as required by statute. The CM will study the University’s needs regarding banking services; document expenses and revenues related to banking service charges and investment earnings, respectively; and develop a request for proposal for banking services. The CM is responsible for managing the University money market system for short-term investments in the Temporary Pool and the State Treasurer Short Term Investment Fund (STIF).


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or Associate’s degree in accounting; or Associate’s degree in business or related discipline with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.


Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge Professional:
Professional knowledge and skill in accounting and ability to keep current with developments and trends. Knowledge and ability to use applicable information technology and systems to meet work needs.

Financial Monitoring and Analysis:
Ability to monitor and collect data and to assess the accuracy and integrity of data. Ability to analyze data. Ability to ensure compliance with applicable standards, rules, regulations, and systems of internal control. Ability to interpret and evaluate results, prepare documentation, and create financial reports and/or presentations.

Decision Making and Problem Solving:
Ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions. Ability to take action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
Ability to communicate information to individuals or groups and deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Ability to clearly and concisely convey information orally or in writing to individuals or groups to ensure that they understand the information and the message. Ability to listen and respond appropriately to others. Ability to establish effective working relationships that foster organizational success

Ability to recruit, select, counsel, discipline, establish performance standards, and evaluate performance of employees to retain a diverse workforce. Ability to administer and ensure compliance with human resources policies and procedures. Ability to monitor and assess work, provide feedback, and provide technical supervision. Ability to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities of employees and plan for and support employees in career development opportunities.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates should possess supervisory experience and direct experience with the banking industry and cash management; working knowledge of the Office of the State Controller’s Cash Management Control System, NC Department of State Treasurer guidelines and requirements, and University policies and procedures. Experience with cash management compliance in a medium-sized institution with similar scope of responsibility is highly desired. CPA and/or CTP and/or CCM is highly preferred.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to:

•Understand and apply cash control standards, financial procedures and processes from initiation to completion, and interrelationships among University financial systems.
•Exercise insightful judgement regarding cash control practices.
•Develop and assist with implementation of financial system changes.
•Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
•Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
•Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
•Work with mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
•Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
•Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Equal Opportunity Employer:  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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