Accounting Supervisor

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Vacancy TypeSHRAIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoTime Limited?NoTime-Limited Appointment LengthTitleAccountantBand LevelJourneyWorking TitleAccounting SupervisorSalary Range$37,012 - $105,020Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensureate with Experience ($54,822-$57,000)Salary Grade Equivalency75Position Number00107644Work ScheduleMonday - Friday / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (additional hours as needed)Does 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)1.00Department110305 - CALS Business OperationsDepartmentCALS Business OperationsJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Business Operations (CBO) is an administrative unit within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and has oversight of the College’s centralized financial and research administration services including: Accounting Services, Budgets and Planning, Business Liaison Services, Research Administration, and Operational Support.

Essential Job Duties

The Accounting Supervisor will supervise 7-9 Accounting Services Representatives and 1 University Program Specialist. The position is responsible for full knowledge of all University policies, procedures and regulations as they relate to financial transactions. The Accounting Supervisor must demonstrate comprehensive understanding of all state and federal spending guidelines to supervise the successful processing of transactions. The position audits for both transaction compliance and staff effectiveness and monitors the processing and approval of financial transactions. The position is also responsible for managing any number of Business Services programs and responsibilities and advising leadership and administrators. This position provides program management of one of CALS Business Services teams (i.e PCard, Travel, Initiator Transactions (i.e. IDJs, JV, Vouchers, Requisitions and Marketplace), Approvers and Accounts Receivables functions. The Accounting Supervisor provides daily coaching and regular training sessions for team to ensure protocols are being followed and for performance management. Provides input on new processes to be implemented that affect daily work flow of unit. Identifies training opportunities for team as it relates to financial processes. Proactively identifies problems and develops resolutions through business process improvement methodology such as Lean Sigma. Builds and maintains customer satisfaction to the highest standard, adhering to CBO customer service principles, ensuring processing and interactions of team meets the needs of the customer. The Accounting Supervisor effectively communicates business processes and policy requirements across the college. This position is a direct contact to resolve complex customer concerns and resolves conflict.

Other Work/Responsibilities

May perform 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

Must possess knowledge of Excel, ServiceNow, PeopleSoft (or similar software), basic accounting principles and have prior supervisory experience in managing a diverse team. Knowledge of campus policy, procedures, compliance management for contracts and grants, state and federal spending guidelines and gifts and foundations accounting. Ability to establish effective working relationships with business and program personnel.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Bachelor’s degree with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework and one year experience;
Associate’s degree in Accounting; or Associate’s degree in Business or related discipline with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework and three years of experience.

Thorough knowledge of PeopleSoft Financial 9.1, WOLF Reporting and Excel including ability to sort, subtotal and create functions or similar software.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date06/26/2019Must 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.)07/03/2019Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date08/01/2019Alternate 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 selected "Other" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.

    (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. * Briefly describe your supervisory experience. If no experience, write "none".

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your professional experience working with PeopleSoft Financials.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 6/27/2019
    Application Due: 8/26/2019
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