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Post Award Accountant

University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC

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UNC Asheville Overview:

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Type:

EHRA Staff


Post Award Accountant

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Work Schedule and Hours:

Typical hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional time on evenings and weekends as needed to meet the needs of the department. Extra hours may be required around year end close.

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Months per Year:

12 Months

Position Summary:

The Post Award Accountant will provide support to the Associate Vice Chancellor/Controller’s Office, within the division of Budget & Finance.

The UNC Asheville Controller’s Office seeks to provide a high level of support to the University and its stakeholders that is competent, approachable, reliable, empathic, and responsive. The Post Award Accountant will be responsible for representing these pillars in both attitude and action.This individual will be able to work independently and must be exceedingly well organized, flexible, and possess the ability to work with a high level of professionalism.

This position reports to the Special Funds Accountant and will have a close working relationship with most of the other staff in the division. Strong and healthy relationships with other University faculty and staff, as well as program sponsors will also be crucial to the success of this role, with the ability to consult on issues and modify financial information to suit the audience for information across campus. The Post Award Accountant must learn to effectively communicate moderate to complex accounting and compliance concepts to departmental research administrators, principal investigators, other campus administrators, and sponsors.The Post Award Accountant is also expected to have a strong working knowledge of the UNC Asheville policies and procedures as well as the various agencies who set State and UNC System policies including but not limited to the Office of State Controller (“OSC”), Office of State Auditor (“OSA”), Office of State Budget Management (“OSBM”) and The UNC System Office. In addition, the position will possess or acquire a knowledge of federal and state accounting regulations including OMB’s Uniform Guidance.

The Post Award Accountant will be primarily responsible for supporting the management and administration of the grant billing process using the Banner Finance system. The position will create grant budgets in the Banner system, administer monthly billing cycles in the various sponsor and internal billing systems, monitor AR balances, and apply collection receipts to the appropriate funds. Inherent in these duties is a developing an understanding of the terms and conditions of the sponsored program agreements. Sponsoring agency reporting requirements will occur and vary dependent upon the profile of the sponsor (e.g. federal, state, private).

Under the supervision of the Special Funds Accountant, this position will also administer a portfolio of contract & grant and related funds for post award compliance. The Post Award Accountant will be the primary contact for the campus and the sponsors for this portfolio.



Required Education/Experience/Skills:

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 Education/Experience/Skills:

A Bachelor’s degree in business administration or accounting, or a Master’s degree in an appropriately related field.General governmental accounting background, preferably with experience with accounts receivable/billing procedures.Prior grant administration experience, and knowledge of federal and state accounting regulations including OMB’s Uniform Guidance.Prior experience with Banner-9, NSF Research.Gov, USDOE’s G5, DHHS PMS, and other eRA systems is also a plus.Candidates familiar with the Banner Accounting System, Argos reporting software, and with experience in North Carolina state government are strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

A strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and their application to accounting practices is essential.

Experience with accounts receivable, billing, and compliance regulations, and an ability to work within an automated environment to develop a high level of software proficiency will also be necessary to success.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

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The University of North Carolina Asheville offers a singular experience for original minds.

We’re the original and only liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. We break down conventions, overcome obstacles, expand horizons. We dare to connect curiosity and critical thinking, courage and challenge, imagination and impact, opportunity and responsibility. When the world looks down, we look up.

We’re a public resource that draws on a deep history to make a profound impact—on our students and on the world. We founded the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Our STEAM Studio helped to produce the largest public art installation ever shown in Times Square. We offer majors and concentrations that re-tool the liberal arts and sciences for new challenges and new opportunities. We live in one of America’s great small cities, a mountain town with wit and grit, with an artist’s eye and an explorer’s heart.

We are the originals. We’re rooted in the Land of the Sky, at the intersection of what’s known and what’s possible. This is an education that’s affordable, adaptive, and endlessly relevant. This is an experience where every path leads to a new vista, where there’s room for every voice, and where the future is a frontier—vast and bright and close enough to touch.

UNC Asheville’s national reputation for empowering human potential is rooted in its unique student-centric public liberal arts and sciences mission. UNC Asheville thrives on close-knit connections among students and their faculty and staff mentors. The University’s 3,300 students are innovative, ethical, creative and resilient leaders who seek to understand complex global challenges and find creative, sustainable solutions that benefit our communities and the world. More than 65 percent of UNC Asheville students conduct applied research alongside faculty experts. UNC Asheville consistently ranks as a national top 10 Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University by U.S. News & World Report, and on its list of Most Innovative Schools. UNC Asheville regularly earns several national top 20 rankings in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 386 Colleges,” including Best Quality of Life, Town-Gown Relations, and UNC Asheville has ranked in the top two nationally for the “Best Schools for Making an Impact,” in The Princeton Review’s “Colleges that Pay You Back.”

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