Accounting Technician

Position Number: 00061225

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is to enhance the career and life success of students, staff, faculty, and veterinary professionals through initiatives in curriculum and lifelong learning, development of leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and partnerships with the community. College programs in animal health and wellness improve animal and human health and well-being, and contribute to the economy of North Carolina and beyond through education, research (medical discovery), service, extension, and engagement. The Dean's Office is the leading administrative unit of the College of Veterinary Medicine, one of only 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and the only program of its kind in North Carolina. The College is a professional school that is responsible for DVM professional, postdoctoral and graduate training/education, and postgraduate education, as well as responsible for the oversight of research programs and clinical services. The CVM Business Office provides the fiscal management for the College, as well responsible for Personnel and Programmatic analysis planning and reporting. It is the responsibility of the Business Office to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the fiscal operations of the College. The Business Office's goals are to optimize the use of the University's financial resources and ensure that all State, Federal, University and College rules, regulations, policies and procedures are strictly adhered to. This includes budget control, cash and gift receipting, travel reimbursement, expenditure approval, auditing, and asset management.

Essential Job Duties: Within the context of serving as a customer service representative, this position serves as a central resource to the College supported business units for financial and accounting related services. The Accounting Technician provides college-level management for financial transactions that include accounts receivable (billing and deposits), accounts payable, journal vouchers, procurement (MarketPlace, purchasing contracts, requisitions), billing, and account reconciliation. The individual working in this position will utilize a knowledge of accounting policies and practices as well as University and State fiscal and administrative policies and procedures for a variety of funding sources. The diversity of the accounts and unit needs require full knowledge of campus accounting systems, as well as understanding of policy, procedures, and guidelines. The employee performs specialized accounting functions and fiscal support and must possess the ability to effectively interpret, communicate, and apply policies and procedures and the ability to research and problem solve accounting issues.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: * Demonstrated ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Costing Accounting Standard, and OMB Circulars. * Ability to read, interpret and consistently apply State and University budget and fiscal policies and procedures. * Experience using an online accounting system preferably PeopleSoft Financials. * Experience using MS Excel in an accounting/financial capacity. * Attention to detail and ability to be well-organized, multitask, manage time efficiently, and complete tasks with minimal supervision. * Ability to analyze and resolve problems independently and consistently. * Ability to monitor and collect data to assess accuracy and integrity of financial transactions. * Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work both independently and as a team member without day-to-day supervision. * Professional and courteous attitude and ability to provide excellent customer service. * Effective written and verbal communication skills to include ability to interact with internal and external customers.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business Administration and one year of experience; two-year degree in Accounting or Business Administration and three years of experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. * Accounting or finance experience in higher education or government sector. * Knowledge of all funding sources available (state, federal, receipts, contracts and grants and discretionary) and their relative principles. * Knowledge of all state, federal, college, University, and UNC-General Administration guidelines, requirements, procedures, and processes. * Experience using NC State's PeopleSoft Financials, including WOLF Reports and queries.

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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