Accounting Technician

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Accounting Technician - Contributing

Working Title:

Accounting Technician

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$32,164 - $37,500

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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:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Department Name and Number:

Med Ad - Finance Service Ctr-420109

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

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Department Description:

The Finance and Business Operations (FBO) office serves as the School of Medicine’s (SOM) chief financial office by providing leadership and direction in a multitude of areas. The office is directly responsible for accounting and overall financial operations for the SOM; this includes planning and directing daily accounting activities, as well as development and implementation of procedures to ensure compliance with State regulations, and providing for operational checks and balances. A primary task of the Office is comprehensive financial planning, which includes development of “all-funds” budgeting models for the entire School. The Office analyzes trends at both the School and departmental levels, making recommendations to the Dean regarding strategies to ensure financial soundness. Seven-year forecasts are prepared to guide investment decisions in new businesses and support of missions. The Office counsels users in appropriate use of funds based upon analysis of fund authorities, with a goal of conserving gift trusts and other sources of flexible funding. FBO serves as a consultant to the 60+ departments and 25+ Dean’s Office units regarding operational processes and provides advice relating to exceptional problems that have no specific policy or precedent. Through outreach and training, FBO sets direction and guides all departments and units within SOM. The Office’s goal is to develop and train the School’s administrative managers. FBO is further tasked with providing timely access to information as is required for business decisions; focus is upon development of new databases and reports. The Office serves as advisor to the University community regarding design and implementation of new systems. FBO is the primary interface for the SOM with the Medical Foundation of NC, UNC Physicians and Associates, the UNC Healthcare System, and University administrators in the Provost’s Office and Finance and Administration.

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 Accounting Technician will manage and oversee departmental funds for the FBO Service Center. This includes monthly account reconciliation, preparing billing and processing payments, maintaining and controlling general ledger accounts and reports, managing accounts receivable, and performing collections activities. This position will also provide financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data, and will recommend financial actions and provide accounts guidance to others. The Accounting Technician will work in collaboration with departmental accounting offices and University finance departments, and will provide support for various projects and reporting responsibilities as needed.

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:

Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to interpret and apply University policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with accounting methodology, practices, and procedures. Experience with PeopleSoft. Experience in a higher education and/or health care setting.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Overtime occasionally

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Job No:
Posted: 4/16/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time