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Capital Projects Accountant

Employer
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Location
Reese Bldg

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Business & Financial Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

Hours per week:

40

Months per year:

12

Position Number:

000214

NC Salary Grade Equivalency:

GN12

Classification Title:

Accountant - Journey

Working Title:

Capital Projects Accountant

Salary Range:

$47,539 - $58,306

Anticipate Hiring Range:

$47,539 - $58,306

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Division:

Business Affairs

Department:

Financial Services (Adm)

Work Unit:

Controller

Work Schedule:

8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Monday – Friday

Primary Purpose of Position:

This position has direct responsibility for accounting functions for the University’s Capital Improvement (CI) projects, including 1) fund setup; 2) ongoing financial and budget administration; and 3) key month-end and year-end reporting responsibilities.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Required 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.

University Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in accounting or business administration and two (2) years of accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience.

Essential Job Duties:

Essential ongoing job duties include:
- Overall cash management related to Capital Improvement (CI) projects
- Independently establish all University CI Projects in the accounting and budget systems and record budget revisions
- Prepare journal entries and bank transfers to transfer cash in Banner for receipt supported projects
- Prepare/record CI allotments
- Ensure sufficient funding is available before processing CI invoices for payment
- Transfer and requisition CI funds from the state
- Monitor CI project fund levels and expenditures
- Reconcile monthly CI budget report for each CI budget code and certify CI balances to the state; other related month-end close duties as needed
- Year-end CI tasks; work closely with Reporting & Fixed Assets department to record CI project accruals and contract retainage and to prepare Completed Projects/Construction in Progress data

Must maintain knowledge of policies and standards related to construction project reporting, including GAAP, Office of State Budget Management (OSBM) and Office of State Controller (OSC) policies and procedures, and UNC System Office Business Process Standards, to ensure University compliance.

Excellent collaboration with General Accounting, the Budget Office, Reporting & Fixed Assets, Facilities Management-Capital Projects, and any other personnel/departments who are involved in CI-related funding and accounting decisions.

Other Work Responsibilities:

Assist with process improvement and technology projects related to CI project accounting/budgeting, as needed.

Maintain accurate process documentation.

Assist with other General Accounting tasks as needed; cross-train with and serve as back-up for other General Accounting staff.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

- 4-year degree in accounting or related degree
- Experience in higher education working with construction project accounting
- Excellent organizational skills
- Extremely detail-oriented
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Team player; collaborative in all regards
- Ability to manage a high volume of work
- Proficient with Microsoft Excel
- Experience with Banner ERP and/or other North Carolina state accounting/budgeting systems (e.g., IBIS, NCFS)

Work Location:

Reese Bldg

Posting date:

10/02/2021

Closing date:

10/17/2021

Proposed Hire Date:

11/01/2021

Special Notes to Applicants:

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.
* These documents are used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and professional experience.
Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and education are listed on your application.
* Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
* Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from consideration, but it may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience.

Organization

About Us

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. 

Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.  A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students.  The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:

  • An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
  • A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
  • A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.

To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:

  • Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
  • Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
  • Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
  • Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.

Dual Career

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations.  For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s  spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.

Diversity at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds.  All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/

To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/sites/diversity.uncc.edu/files/media/Campus%20Plan%20for%20Diversity%2C%20Access%2C%20and%20Inclusion%202016.pdf

Optional text if space allows….

Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.

The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan.  At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives.  This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.  

As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:

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    • We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
    • We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
    • We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community. 

      The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity.  The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:

      1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.

      2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

      3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.

                  4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.

      5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.

      6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.

                  7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.

       

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