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Vacancy TypeSHRAIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoTime Limited?NoTime-Limited Appointment LengthTitleAccountantBand LevelJourneyWorking TitleAccountantSalary Range$37,012 - $105,020Anticipated Hiring Range$54,000 - $58,000Salary Grade Equivalency75Position Number00106390Work ScheduleMonday-Friday 8am-5pmDoes the regular and recurring schedule of this position result in the employee working more than ½ of their hours between 4 pm and 8 am? (Meal periods do not count).NoFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department150101 - College of Natural ResourcesDepartmentCollege of Natural ResourcesJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The College of Natural Resources Research Office (CNR Research Office) is an administrative unit of the College of Natural Resources (CNR). The CNR Research Office provides services to CNR primarily through:

  • Promotion, development and facilitation of research of the faculty in CNR
  • Assisting in grant and contract applications, processing and negotiations
  • Administration of post award accounting and grant oversight

Promotion, development and facilitation of research of the faculty in CNR: This includes the promotion of the research interests of CNR departments and faculty internal and external to the university; encouragement of CNR faculty to engage in scholarly research in their respective fields that will provide opportunities for students, foster continuing professional development and bring external recognition to CNR programs; providing information to CNR faculty on opportunities for research funding and collaborative interactions; seeking resources for CNR from university, state, federal and the private sectors; allocation of resources made available to the CNR Research Office including indirect costs; and serving as a primary liaison for CNR research to various governmental and private organizations/units, committees and offices internal and external to NCSU.

New hardware and software updates and changes require additional training and continual processing adjustments. Federal, state and industry policy and procedure changes for example require referring frequently to the current changes, many of which are updated on their web pages. Accountability for the proposal processing and award documentation rests with the colleges.

Grant and contract applications, processing and negotiations: This includes thorough review and approval of all grants and contracts originating in CNR, in whole or in part, prior to submission to the sponsors. Special attention is paid to issues of health and safety. The CNR Research Office has primary responsibility to insure that all guidelines required by sponsors are met prior to submission of proposals and for the budget, space and other resources committed by the CNR’s departments and/or the college to insure that all obligations can be met. The CNR Research Office works closely with the Office of Contracts and Grants, the Purchasing Office, the Office of Finance and Business and the granting agencies on all post award activities.

Administration of post award accounting and grant oversight: The CNR Research Office, in cooperation with CNR’ PIs and departments, has primary accounting responsibility for all research grants and contracts for which CNR’s faculty serve as PIs and for all sub-accounts to CNR’s faculty who serve as co-PIs when the PI is in another college. The college is responsible for insuring that state, agency and federal COS accounting guidelines, as applicable, are to be followed and that all Cost sharing and cash matching commitments are fully documented. The CNR Research Office works closely with the Office of Contracts and Grants, the Purchasing Office, the Office of Finance and Business and the granting agencies on all post award activities.

Essential Job Duties

A College of Natural Resources Post Award Accountant serves as the Departmental (Forest Biomaterials (FB) and Parks Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM)) and College financial contact in regard to all sponsored projects. This adds a layer of complexity that is not normally a responsibility for a College level accountant. (e.g., This position must understand the culture of each department and create departmental processes that will integrate well with the established college processes). This position works one on one with departmental staff, College business office staff and their faculty.

This position will review all contract/grant/cooperative agreement terms and agency requirements for Forest Biomaterials and Parks Recreation and Tourism Management awards. Special terms/requirements will be noted and conveyed to the PI and the departmental financial coordinator via a new award meeting (to be attended by Post Award Accountant, PI, departmental financial coordinator). The complexity of the award will determine the attendance of a University level fiscal manager.

This position will manage a complex grant portfolio as the Post Award Accountant for the College of Natural Resources. The duties will include (but are not limited to) analyzing grant activity to ensure compliance with both federal and state requirements; ensuring maintenance of effort and matching requirements are met; ensuring that all federal funds received are accurately requested, received, expended & reported correctly & timely to NCSU contracts and grants. Provide guidance and technical assistance to the faculty of Forest Biomaterials (FB) and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) departments in the management of their federal, state and other grants funds.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience/Education

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.

Departmental Required Skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in an effective and efficient manner requiring minimal supervision.
  • Possess excellent analytical and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to assess and resolve unprecedented problems that require research and review of policy and procedures and regulations.
  • Apply judgment for problem resolutions or program requirements.
  • Ability to understand and properly apply complex requirements, regulations, and concepts well enough to explain to others.
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Access, Excel and the Windows environment.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
  • Three years of post-award experience in the administration of sponsored awards.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State financial guidelines.
  • Experience/knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards, Uniform Guidance and Circulars A-133, A-110, and A-21.
Required License or Certification


Special InstructionsJob Open Date06/19/2019Must Be Open Until---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.)06/26/2019Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date07/08/2019Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] 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 equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Accountant position.
    • Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate degree in Accounting or related field with at least 12 semester hours of accounting
    • Associate's degree in Accounting
    • Associate's degree in business or related field with 12 semester hours of accounting
    • Combination of post high school education and/or experience in the field of accounting to equal at least 2 years
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and experience in the field of accounting to equal 6 years (ex. 1 year of high school and 5 years experience)
    • None of the above
  4. * Do you have comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and the Windows environment?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 6/20/2019
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