Accounting Technician

Position Number: 00106984

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The College of Education Research Office and the Post Award Unit provides services which includes new award meetings, guidance of Federal, State, University, and Sponsor regulations and requirements, pre-audit and approval of expenditures, release time and summer salary for Principal Investigators, project budget development, analysis, and projections, budget revisions, no-cost extension requests, subcontract agreement and modification requests, cost sharing commitments, and managing grant close- out activities.

Essential Job Duties: The Accounting Technician will provide financial support for the Research Management Office in the College of Education. Duties for this position include but are not limited to: Initiates all marketplace orders for Principal Investigators, project staff and research office Initiates all purchase card orders for Principal Investigators, project staff and research office. Compiles all necessary documentation for purchase card statements. Processes all travel on contract and grant accounts, ensuring compliance with university, state, federal and sponsor regulations. Placing orders for grant funded expenditures which includes books, grant-related supplies, supplies for schools (NELA grant), booking airfare, registration and hotel for non employees. Responsible for cost sharing by entering in financials, clearing exceptions. Responsible for vendor set up in Financials. Responsible for maintaining grant files to include set up and destroy list. Must be able to provide account guidance and ensure integrity of functions. Interpret policies, rules and regulations. Position will need to know research compliance (food costs, stipends vs honorariums vs contracted services, subcontract invoices, etc.) Determine allocatability and allowability of charges, verification of budget. Ensure that expenditures and subsequent adjustments to expenditures are reasonable, allowable, allocatable, timely and applied consistently in like circumstances for all travel, purchase card transactions and supply orders.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: Strong organizational skills. Ability to independently review financial information and make routine decisions on cost-allowability. Efficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word or similar software, Google Docs, Docusign and Adobe Pro. Strong interpersonal, computer and organizational skills. Strong writing and oral communication skills with a focus on providing excellent customer service. Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Bachelor's degree preferred. University post award experience and/or experience in a University research environment preferred. Experience with financial and travel management systems, such as PeopleSoft or similar software. Demonstrated proficiency using Excel in an financial management capacity.

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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