Accounting Technician for Molecular Biomedical Sciences

Position Number: 00043262

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences (MBS) is one of three departments in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University and consists of 43 faculty members who have a diversity of research, clinical, and teaching interests. The department is currently staffed, in addition to faculty: 10 research scholar postdoctoral fellows, 21 EHRA non-faculty employees, 19 adjunct faculty members, 15 residents and interns, 9 research and teaching technicians, numerous graduate students and temporary employees and 3 administrative personnel. The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences trains Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students interested in research-based careers focused on the discovery of new knowledge about animal and human health and disease and using those findings to enhance animal and human health and well-being. Students get in depth knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of disease, and experience in the development of new procedures which enable its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Our faculty consists of recognized experts in the fields of cell biology and physiology, cancer biology, developmental biology, environmental science and toxicology, genomics, infectious diseases, neuroscience, pharmacology, radiology, and reproductive biology. Our goals are to advance veterinary medical science through innovative basic and applied research, and by mentoring and inspiring students, providing world-class clinical and diagnostic services, and offering the public the latest knowledge through innovative extension and engagement activities. Our research faculty work in state-of-the-art research facilities including a transgenic mouse facility where graduate students can participate in research projects related to mouse and animal genomics. A number of graduate programs are available to students interested in working with faculty in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences. In addition, faculty oversees the following clinical sections: anesthesia, clinical nutrition, pharmacology, and the radiology residency.

Essential Job Duties: This position serves as Accounting Technician for the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences (MBS) and is responsible for the financial management of funding from state appropriated accounts, sales and service accounts, discretionary accounts and all grants (ledgers 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9). The employee independently performs a variety of accounting and budget functions, processes financial transactions, and develops and maintains complex reports on the department's operating budget. The employee must possess a thorough knowledge of, as well as an ability to interpret, University policies and procedures and federal statutes, plus monitor accounts for compliance and accuracy. The position administers and manages a total spending budget for the department of approximately $16.7M in annual expenditures.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: Must have experience or knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials. Proficient level of Microsoft Office experience. Ability to develop spreadsheets for reporting, account monitoring and reconciliation, analyses and record maintenance. Detail-oriented and the ability to multi-task while managing competing priorities. Flexible with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills and positive attitude. Considerable knowledge of accounting methods to maintain a variety of departmental accounts and to accurately manage, process, approve and reconcile all financial transactions in the unit. Financial management of grant accounts requires the accounting technician to be very knowledgeable of requirements of various funding agencies, possess a thorough understanding of policies and procedures related to research administration, strong decision making skills, and excellent communication skills. In addition, the accounting tech must understand the language in various RFP (Request for Proposals) for funding agencies. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices and reporting guidelines. Ability to plan and monitor the use of expenditures to meet organizational objectives and compliance. Knowledge of appropriate policies and procedures for day to day management of the financial aspects of the department. Thorough understanding of policies and procedures related to research administration as well as State and Federal policies and regulations. Knowledge of appropriate policies and procedures for financial monitoring and compliance of grants to include documentation, reporting, renewal, extension and closeout. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interpret guidelines, answer inquiries and advise others on complex and technical information in a clear and concise manner. Excellent interpersonal skills to interact in a positive and effective manner with a variety of people. Effective active listening skills and ability to discuss questions to understand and foster effective communication with others.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Prefer at least a two year degree in business or accounting and three years of progressive experience in accounting. Knowledge of University policies and procedures. Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financial system, WOLF Reports, Labor Reports, Payroll Distribution Reports, PINS, RADAR and the PMR system. Expert knowledge of PeopleSoft financials to effectively create reports, audit/reconcile projects, reconcile p-cards, and process financial transactions. Proficient use of Excel to create reports for various purposes (i.e. allocation of budgets, projections, spending, etc.).

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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