Capital Accountant/Budget Officer

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Internal Recruitment:


Working Title:

Capital Accountant/Budget Officer

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$75,000 - $85,000

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC


Capital Project Management

About the Department:

The 900+ positions of the Facilities Division service the students and staff of the University’s teaching, research/administrative space and 2, 240 acres of infrastructure. The Facilities Division provides design and building services, maintenance, custodial, landscape, solid waste removal, utility, mail, and motor pool services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The goal is to deliver cost effective services to the University, ensure completed projects and maintenance that conform to codes and regulations, while minimizing University liabilities and disruptions caused by the maintenance, repair and building, and equipment modifications to the University.

The primary purpose of the Budget Manager is to support both the Capital Project Management (CPM) department and the Operational departments within Facilities. This includes teaching, research, extension, and other activities of the University through timely and economical completion of design, construction, renovation and/or repair and maintaining all physical space. Accordingly, CPM administers all University, Endowment and Research Corporation design and construction for formal capital improvement projects. Formal projects are defined by General Statutes as being valued in excess of $500,000 and are subject to oversight by the Office of State Construction and governed by the State Building Commission via legislative authority. This project accounting position also has responsibility for all projects done by CPM, the informal construction group of Facilities Services, and Office of the University Architect.

Essential Job Duties:

The primary purpose of this position is to carry out the mission of the Facilities Division through financial management of Capital and Operational budgets. Position is charged with budgeting, accounting and staff management responsibilities in support of University capital programs (now includes all informal non-capital projects) and operational programs. The addition of the non-capital projects adds responsibility for more than 200 additional projects per year to this position. Multiple electronic systems must be used, including PeopleSoft, CAPS (University Capital Project Accounting System), AERES (University Facilities Project Management System), Primavera (scheduling software) and Interscope+ (State Construction Office budgeting software).

This position is responsible for providing a comprehensive status report of all capital projects and advising the Director of project shortfalls and potential funding solutions for CPM and Operations. This position requires knowledge of Primavera, AERES, Interscope+, IBIS, CAPS and current software for tracking accounting and budget data. Additionally, it requires knowledge of UNC System Office, Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM), State Construction Office (SCO), University and departmental policies and procedures.
This position supervises four employees, who manage the day-to-day financials in support of the Facilities Division. It reports to the Director of Budget and Accounting for the Facilities Division and manages one of the largest operating budgets in the University domain. This position requires a high level of understanding of the strategic direction of the University to assure alignment of resources. Capital Improvement (CI) projects are projects valued in excess of $100,000 per project and may be valued up to and in excess of $100M. They are very complex and technical in nature and require knowledge of accounting and budgeting practices to be successful .This position requires the ability to prepare for emerging needs; manage multiple direct reports; determine project urgency in a meaningful and practical way; use goals to guide actions and create detailed action plans; and schedule people and tasks to achieve goals with minimal oversight.

Other 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.

Other Required Qualifications:

Business writing, budget management and accounting experience, Microsoft Office, working knowledge of Primavera Scheduling software (or similar software), AERES (University Facilities Project Management System), Interscope+, CAPS (University Capital Project Accounting System) and/or current software for tracking accounting and budget data.
Ability to proficiently operate personal computer and a variety of software for e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, database management and information collection.
Effective oral and written communications skills are required

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, including 12 hours of accounting AND 10 years of experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. Effective oral and written communications skills are required. (All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions)
Supervisory experience preferred.

Required License or Certification:


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


Job Open Date:


Earliest Close Date---- (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.):


Special Instructions:

Please include as attachments a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least 3 professional references.

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Position Classification Salary Range:

$37,012 - $105,020

Salary Grade Equivalency:


Alternate 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.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Time Limited Position:


Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department Id:

441601 - Capital Project Management


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.




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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 11/26/2020
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