000057Position Classification Title:
Senior Financial Reporting Specialist (Advanced)Position Type:
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 uncg.edu 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 Position Summary:
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.
This position is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting for the University of Minimum Qualifications:
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
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. Alternate Option:
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including the ability to create pivot tables, vlookup, and advanced formulas.
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:
- Company Name,
- Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
- Email Address
- Contact Phone Number
$78,540 - $84,895Org #-Department:
Office of the Controller - 56202Work Hours of Position:
8 am - 5pm, M-F with some overtime requiredNumber of Months per Year:
Administrative & ManagerialCareer Banded Title:
ExemptSalary Grade Equivalency:
Prepare all aspects of financial reporting for the University including staying current on all new GASB pronouncementsEssential Tasks:
Stay current on all GASB pronouncements and prepare the University for report changes as needed. Key Responsibility:
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.
Lead the 13th-month financial reporting teamEssential Tasks:
Develop annual 13th-month plan including assigning staff to tasks and providing staff Key Responsibility:
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.
Assist the Assistant Controller for Financial Reporting on special projects and process improvementEssential Tasks:
Respond to special requests from the Assistant Controller as necessary.Key Responsibility:
Manage the accounting and reporting for long-term debtEssential Tasks:
Assist with debt issuances and posting of new debt and refunding. Competency:
Processes periodic debt payments.
Financial Monitoring & AnalysisCompetency 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. Competency Level:
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.
Decision Making and Problem SolvingCompetency 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.Competency Level:
Communication and Interpersonal SkillsCompetency 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. Competency Level:
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.
Knowledge - ProfessionalCompetency 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. Competency Level:
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.
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. - RWork Environment:
Inside - C, Overtime - o