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Accounting Technician

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Accounting Technician

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Administration & Finance

Classification Title:

10750 Accounting Technician

Competency Level:

2 - Journey

Working Title:

Accounting Technician

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Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time

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Job Category:

Staff - Technical/Trade

Organizational Unit Overview:

As a unit of the Administration and Finance Division, Student Financial Services encompasses Student Accounting, Cashier and Student Loans. These areas are responsible for billing main campus, Continuing Studies, Brody School of Medicine, and all third party payers of student accounts; for collecting payment on account from all sources; for reconciling financial aid and all general student ledger accounts; for collecting specific University administered loan programs including but not limited to Perkins Loans; for receipting all non student departmental receipts and for certifying all funds with the NC State Treasurer’s Office; for processing adjustments to student accounts; for administering the tuition related waiver programs; for managing the combined student financial services call center and for performing other duties as related to student financial services.

Job Duties :

The primary purpose of this position is to maintain, oversee and report student returned refund payments based on federal, state and University policies and guidelines. This position will use general ledger accounting knowledge to interpret Title IV Federal Financial Aid guidelines and State of North Carolina escheat policies. The position will analyze student accounts in the Banner student module and the Banner Finance Accounts Payable module for discrepancies. The position will assist the Director of Student Accounting with adjustments related to withdrawals, drops, and processing errors to assist with the financial reporting of the department.

This position will relay information regarding policy and procedures related to third party vendors and veterans to internal and external customers. Position will communicate various provisions of all 3rd party vendor accounts to include Chapters 31, 33, 35, 1606 and 1607, as well as Americorps, NCVA, NCVR, VAVR, and College Savings 529 Plans to internal and external customers. Position will review incoming wires and assign to appropriate general ledger accounts as it relates to 3rd party vendor and student wire payments. Position will reconcile differences in posting payments and analyzing for potential corrections.
Position will also serve as the initial point of contact for Student Accounting to respond to face-to-face traffic, telephone and email.

Minimum Education/Experience:

High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation:


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word and Excel preferred. Strong written communication skills preferred.

License or Certification required by the Department:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

* 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 being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed. :


Open Until Filled:


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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.


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment:

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information:

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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