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Senior Financial Reporting Specialist (Advanced)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Senior Financial Reporting Specialist (Advanced)

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University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Office of the Controller is an administrative department within the Division of Finance and Administration. The University Controller is the department head for this office, which is comprised of three units: 1) General Accounting including Accounts Payable, Payroll and Fixed Assets; 2) Systems and Financial Reporting; 3) Cashiers and Student Accounts. The General Accounting unit provides administration for the general ledger, fixed assets, construction accounting, accounts payable processing, and the entire payroll function. The Systems and Financial Reporting unit is responsible for the University’s GASB reporting, all other required University financial reporting, loan accounting, debt service accounting, processing, and technology improvements within
The Office of the Controller and maintaining the various chart of accounts in Banner Finance for both UNCG and the University foundations. The Cashiers and Student Accounts unit is responsible for all cashiering functions, administration of student and non-student accounts receivable, and loan fund administration.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting for the University of
North Carolina at Greensboro. Specifically, the Senior Financial Reporting Specialist (SFRS) coordinates the operation of the University’s financial reporting system, directs the University’s interface with the North Carolina Accounting System, leads the Banner Finance Data Control Unit and the 13th-month Financial Reporting Team, and is responsible for the preparation of the University’s Annual Financial Report and CAFR as well as other federal, state and internal annual and monthly reports as required.

50% Prepare all aspects of financial reporting for the University including staying current on all new GASB pronouncements
25% Lead the 13th-month financial reporting team
15% Assist the Assistant Controller for Financial Reporting on special projects and process improvement
10% Manage the accounting and reporting for long-term debt

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with strong skills in GAAP Financial Reporting and experience with preparing University Financial Statements and Reports.

Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including the ability to create pivot tables, vlookup, and advanced formulas.

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload a list of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  1. Name,
  2. Company Name,
  3. Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  4. Email Address
  5. Contact Phone Number

Recruitment Range:

$78,540 - $84,895

Org #-Department:

Office of the Controller - 56202

Work Hours of Position:

8 am - 5pm, M-F with some overtime required

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Administrative & Managerial

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Key Responsibility:

Prepare all aspects of financial reporting for the University including staying current on all new GASB pronouncements

Essential Tasks:

Stay current on all GASB pronouncements and prepare the University for report changes as needed.

Oversee and control the preparation of the annual CAFR report.

Oversee and control the preparation of GASB annual financial reporting, including the
MD&A and footnotes.

Oversee reporting to the System Office including the Financial Data Mart.

Prepare annual IPEDS financial report.

Develop and prepare managerial reports for internal review.

Key Responsibility:

Lead the 13th-month financial reporting team

Essential Tasks:

Develop annual 13th-month plan including assigning staff to tasks and providing staff

Ensure accurate preparation and timely submittal of CAFR report.

Work directly with audit staff to timely provide audit requests.

Increase efficiency of 13th month by proactively implementing process improvements
throughout the year.

Lead annual financial report preparation including the printed annual report.

Key Responsibility:

Assist the Assistant Controller for Financial Reporting on special projects and process improvement

Essential Tasks:

Respond to special requests from the Assistant Controller as necessary.

Key Responsibility:

Manage the accounting and reporting for long-term debt

Essential Tasks:

Assist with debt issuances and posting of new debt and refunding.

Processes periodic debt payments.


Financial Monitoring & Analysis

Competency Description:

Ability to independently resolve complex problems for which no clear precedent exists within the current system or ability to implement new accounting structures. Ability to supervise resolution and/or implementation. May require the ability to design and implement organization and program-specific accounting procedures/systems. Ability to examine and analyze complex financial statements. Ability to institute changes based on findings.

Ability to research, analyze, and ensure implementation of new and/or changing accounting and reporting systems. Ability to provide training and consultation related to new systems and/or reporting methodology. Ability to ensure the development of related policies and procedures.

Ability to recommend actions or alternatives to be taken by management when accounting data discloses unfavorable trends or deviations or financial mismanagement.

Ability to make risk assessment of systems of internal control. May require the ability to approve improvements/changes to internal control systems.

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Decision Making and Problem Solving

Competency Description:

Ability to independently resolve and/or develop recommendations for unprecedented, complex issues and problems. Ability to serve as a resource for others in resolving unprecedented, non-standard issues and problems. Ability to anticipate problems and develop recommendations for management resolution.

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Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Competency Description:

Ability to convey concise, comprehensive, and accurate findings on matters of a complex nature in written form. Ability to provide conclusions and recommendations that are based on extensive professional knowledge and judgment.

Ability to convey issues of a complex nature in a clear, concise, and organized manner. May require the ability to consult and/or negotiate with senior management/external entities regarding funding levels, cost allocations, or related financial issues.

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Knowledge - Professional

Competency Description:

In-depth knowledge of accounting theories and principles and systems design. Ability to recognize complex and unique issues and develop resolution and/or consult with leadership in order to achieve resolution. Knowledge to consistently serve as a technical resource.

Ability to identify problems and changing requirements regarding management needs, auditing, fiscal procedures, account structures or reports, and accounting systems. Ability to make necessary modifications.

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Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - C, Hand Movement-Grasping - R, Holding - R, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - C, Writing - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - C, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Sitting - F, Walking - R, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - R

Work Environment:

Inside - C, Overtime - o


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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