Accountant (Financial Manager)

Durham, NC
Mar 15, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Position/Classification Title Accountant Working Title Accountant (Financial Manager) Competency Level A Position Number 100677 Salary Grade Equivalent GN14 FLSA Exempt Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months If time limited, duration date Recruitment Range $37,012 - $93,385 Position Overview

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Financial Reporting which is a part of the Comptroller’s Unit (CU) is an accounting organization that performs detailed analysis and compiles the financial statements for internal and external reporting purposes. Specifically, this department performs accounting functions and activities of the University in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, specifically, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Additionally, there is adherence to University policies and guidelines as well as sound business practices.

Primary Purpose of Position

The primary purpose of this position is to provide oversight in the evaluation, review and compiling of accurate financial reporting at North Carolina Central University. Financial Manager, the lead analysts who will analyze and/or evaluate compliance with applicable state and federal statutes, sound regulatory practices and procedures, generally accepted accounting principles, and other such rules and regulations. Duties include preparing technical/financial reports, monitoring fiscal actions, conducting liability assessments, maintaining records, analyzing data and/or assisting in preparing legal documents (as required). Additionally, lead analysts will interpret financial records and develop program procedures to maintain integrity of the financial reports and business operations. Financial Manager is also required to develop and maintain effective working relationships with regulated industries, government officials, administrators, and civic leaders. The ability to communicate effectively is essential to Financial Managers. The Financial Manager is also directly responsible for the development and training of the financial staff to ensure compliance and integrity in the internal and external financial reporting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The successful candidate must possess a working knowledge of Banner Finance or an equivalent system; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word and Excel) Applications; knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles as it relates to GASB; knowledge in designated areas, including laws, regulations, practices and concepts of applicable financial business and/or program area; federal, state, and local government programs; financial management; investment capital; risk analysis; debt management and investment analysis; and regulations relating to investor-owned public and/or private entities; ability to participate in development programs, civic meetings, conferences, functions, industry trade associations, and other community based programs; ability to deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience; ability to work independently with little or no supervision; to take initiative to see projects and assignments through to completion; to learn, interpret and analyze information to make necessary decisions; to exercise judgment and discretion in problem solving; to plan, prioritize and organize workflow; ability to work flexible schedules; excellent analytical and organizational skills along with written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of individuals in a high pressure environment.

Minimum Education/Experience

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.

Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation


Equal Opportunity Employer

North Carolina Central University 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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Work Hours Monday - Friday 8-5 Position required to work during periods of adverse weather or other emergencies No Posting Detail Information

Posting Number SPA00548P Open Date 03/14/2019 Close Date 03/22/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants

For employment/re-employment priority, this vacancy is treated as Pay Plan Conversion GN14.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Explain your working knowledge of Banner Finance or an equivalent system.

      (Open Ended Question)

    2. * Explain your working knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles and practices.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Explain your working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Applications.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * Explain your working knowledge of time management and organization in a high pressure environment.

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * Explain what exceptional customer service.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Explain your working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * Explain your working knowledge of account management.

      (Open Ended Question)

    8. * Exacly how many credit hours of Accounting courses do you have?

      (Open Ended Question)

    9. * Explain your working knowledge of annual financial statements.

      (Open Ended Question)

    10. * Define generally accepted accounting principles. Give an example of a principle.

      (Open Ended Question)

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