Accounting Technician

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Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Is this an internal only recruitment? No Position Title Accounting Technician - Advanced Working Title Accounting Technician Position Number 20018109 Vacancy ID P010285 Budgeted Hiring Range $45,689 - $55,000 Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent GN09 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 3 years Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

M-F, 8-5

Department Name and Number Biostatistics - Ops-462001 Date First Posted 06/17/2019 Closing Date 06/30/2019 Position Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Posting Category Accounting/Finance/Auditing Position Summary Information

Department Description

The department of Biostatistics (BIOS) is one of the eight academic departments located in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The department’s primary focus is to improve the health and wellbeing of the population through the interaction of teaching, research and service. The department has 31 tenured and tenured-track faculty, 17 fixed term faculty, 14 research faculty. There are approximately 176 students in the department, ranging from under graduates to PhDs. Biostatistics is also made up of 10 permanent staff, 16 temporary staff and student employees. The total operating budget is $30 million.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description


The department of Biostatistics (BIOS) is located in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, the department is looking for an Accounting Technician. This position independently performs a full range of technical accounting work which includes responsibility for maintaining accounting records of considerable complexity. The primary purpose of this position is post award grant management including monthly reconciliations, budget revisions, and close out reports with reporting to the Principal Investigator and the department’s finance Business Officer. The position has delegated responsibility to analyze data for accuracy, problem-solve, and interpret regulations. The position reports to the department’s Finance Business Officer and works closely with the department’s Assistant Chair of Finance and Grant Manager to analyze spending patterns and needs including making financial suggestions to enhance researcher’s portfolios.

Duties performed in this position include but are not limited to approving voucher transactions and travel reimbursements, budget transfers and budget journals, journal entries, departmental deposits, billing core sales, tuition and fee payment, manage eRA Commons for four training grants and rate development for the recharge center.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

-Ability to use advanced techniques in excel spreadsheets.
-Proven experience and ability to interpret, analyze and identify spending patterns, format special financial reports and communicate budgetary information using complex data, rules, regulations and resource materials.
-Ability to organize and analyze data with attention to detail under pressured deadlines.
-Excellent mathematical skills with the ability to perform complex calculations and to prepare, develop and analyze expenditure reports, data projections and billing for consistency, allocability and accuracy.

This position is one of only three staff positions that make up the department’s finance administration. As such, it is essential that each staff member is able to operate with substantial independence. The candidate for this position must have the ability to manage a variety of tasks while meeting set deadlines. Additionally, it is required that the candidate be able to provide the highest standard of customer service and serve as a point of contact between the department and both University personnel and sponsoring agencies/institutions. This position regularly meets with both faculty, staff, and sometimes students. As a result, the successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively with a helpful “customer first” demeanor.

Preferred Qualifications

-Knowledge of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniformed Guidance Circular 200 and A-133 and federal funding agency award administration policies.

-PeopleSoft experience is preferred or experience with similar financial system.

-Ability to use data base, web authoring and or presentation software is a plus.

-Ability to research, identify, and implement software applications to increase productivity (such as AutoHotkey).

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or accounting; or Associate’s degree in business administration or accounting and two years of experience; or graduation from high school and six years of experience as an accounting technician.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental Requirements Position/Schedule Requirements Overtime occasionally Position Attributes Stimulus/ARRA Funded No Quick Link Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and experience interpreting policies, rules and regulations in a research environment?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Please briefly describe your experience in contracts and grants management.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * What is your level of expertise with Microsoft Excel?
      • Beginner
      • Intermediate
      • Advanced
    4. * Are you able to work with little to no supervision and ensure the accuracy and reliability of your work? If yes, please describe your experience working independently.

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * Is it difficult for you to be a point of contact for customer service or support?
      • Yes
      • No
    6. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Accounting Technician position.
      • High school diploma/GED and at least one year of accounting experience
      • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in any field
      • Combination of post high school education and/or experience in accounting to equal at least 1 year
      • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and accounting experience to equal 5 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 2 years experience)
      • None of the above




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