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Accounting Technician

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Jul 23, 2021

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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 Permanent

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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

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:



The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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