Vacancy Open to:
All CandidatesEmployment Type:
Permanent - Full-timeHours per week:
40Months per year:
000214NC Salary Grade Equivalency:
Accountant - JourneyWorking Title:
Capital Projects AccountantSalary Range:
$47,539 - $58,306Anticipate Hiring Range:
$47,539 - $58,306FLSA Status:
Financial Services (Adm)Work Unit:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Monday – FridayPrimary 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: Essential Job Duties:
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 ongoing job duties include: Other Work Responsibilities:
- 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.
Assist with process improvement and technology projects related to CI project accounting/budgeting, as needed. Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
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.
- 4-year degree in accounting or related degree Work Location:
- 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)
Reese BldgPosting date:
10/17/2021Proposed Hire Date:
11/01/2021Special Notes to Applicants:
Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.
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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.
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* 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.