Accounting Technician

Job description

Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Accounting Technician - Advanced

Working Title:

Accounting Technician

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$45,675 - $48,000

Pay Band Information:

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

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

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

1 year

Hours per week:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm. Overtime occasionally.

Department Name and Number:

Med Ad-Fin and Bus Operations-420102

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Closing Date:


Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

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Department Description:

The Office of Finance and Business Operations (FBO) 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, 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 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 provide accounting services for the SOM Dean’s Office and its various financial obligations, manage payments and reimbursements for personnel, execute commitment accounting for Dean’s Office commitments, and approve financial actions on behalf of the school. Responsibilities include:
- Reviewing all submitted expenditures for appropriateness given fund authority restrictions;
- Ensuring that Dean’s Office budgets are not overdrawn;
- Account reconciliation and management;
- Coordinating 300+ Dean’s Office commitments;
- Ensuring expenditures are within commitment guidelines.

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:

Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting or Associate’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting and one year of experience. Knowledge of University systems and procedures. Demonstrated experience with monitoring and managing financial accounts for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with accounting standards and regulations and/or program laws and regulations. Demonstrated ability to manage reporting of complex financial area or program(s), including preparation and analysis of financial statements and reports. Ability to justify and defend financial information. Demonstrated ability to resolve programmatic and financial problems of considerable complexity requiring research, analysis, and implementation of change. Ability to develop and implement procedure changes. Ability to train, assign, supervise, and review the work of others.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Overtime occasionally

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:





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Job No:
Posted: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 6/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time