Accounting Technician

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Accounting Technician - Advanced

Working Title:

Accounting Technician

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$45,000 - $55,843

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

1 year

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Work Schedule:

M-F, 8-5

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

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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 10permanent 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.

Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic work place climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.

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 Circular200 and A-133 and federal funding agency award administration policies.
-PeopleSoft experience is preferred or experience with similar financial system.
- Experience with UNC research administration systems (e.g., RAMSeS, Letter of Guarantees, Sub-agreement Initiation Portal, etc.) is a plus.
- Experience with non-grant account management (such as trust fund reconciliation) is a plus.
-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 Auto Hotkey).
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.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Overtime occasionally

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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time