Accounting Technician

Location
Raleigh
Posted
May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00042846

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The College of Design offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate study in architecture, art + design, graphic design, industrial design and graduate studies in landscape architecture, through several degree programs, including the Ph.D. in Design. The College has a yearlong study abroad program in Prague, CZ and Design Camp which offers K-12 educational programs throughout the year. Administratively, College of Design's academic units are organized around three centralized support centers: Budget Office, Student & Academic Services Office, and the Academic Support Office. The Budget Office serves as a centralized service center to the College of Design's administrators, faculty, staff and students regarding financial and human resource activities against all funding sources. Office staff provide financial and human resource procedure and policy interpretation; transactional processing; contract and grant pre/post award management; budget management; recruitment/hiring guidance, support and processing; and international hiring/honorarium payments. All of these functions are conducted while also serving as the professional interface/liaison for and to the affiliated University offices, vendors, accrediting agencies, prospective employees and guests.

Essential Job Duties: Position serves as accounting technician and a central resource to the College's administrators, faculty and students pertaining to financial transactions and accounting issues for a variety of funding sources as they relate to the mission of the College. Financial transactions include accounts receivable and accounts payable, journal vouchers, travel authorizations and reimbursements, account reconciliations, and Purchase Card reconciliations. The accounting technician functions as the biweekly payroll coordinator for College units which hire temporary employees. Responsibilities encompass entering bi-weekly employee actions into the Peoplesoft HR System and serving as the timekeeper for the KABA employee time recording system. The individual working in this position will use a working knowledge of accounting policies and practices; university and state fiscal and administrative policies and procedures for a variety of funding sources. They will use the ability to effectively interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures, the ability to research and problem solve issues relating to accounting, travel, purchasing and account reconciliation; and will exhibit a professional level of confidentiality, gaining the trust of the College community.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: Demonstrated experience of at least one year with accounts payable, accounts receivable, preparing journals, and account reconciliations. Demonstrated ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and OMB Circulars Ability to be well-organized and manage time efficiently Team-oriented: the College of Design has a small budget staff which requires staff members to be flexible and willing to assist others when required Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills to include formulas and formatting

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Bachelor degree plus 12 credit hours of accounting coursework or Associates Degree plus 12 hours of accounting coursework, or equivalent education plus experience Proficiency working with accounting systems (PeopleSoft Financials and HR System, WRS, and KABA timekeeping systems) Knowledge with ability to apply State and University budget and fiscal policies and 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 "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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