Accountant

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Feb 2024

Posting Information
Posting Information


Department School of Education-340100
Career Area Accounting/Finance/Auditing
Posting Open Date 02/01/2024
Application Deadline 02/16/2024
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title Accountant
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Number 20049462
Vacancy ID NF0007773
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent
FTE 1
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Salary is commensurate with experience
Proposed Start Date 03/04/2024

Position Information


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A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top public universities . Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.
One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community.
University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks for numerous retail, restaurant and performing arts discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates on select campus events. UNC-Chapel Hill offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package , paid leave, and a variety of health, life and retirement plans and additional programs that support a healthy work/life balance.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The School of Education is an academic unit reporting to the Provost. The School is a major center of research, teaching, and public service within the State of North Carolina, the nation, and the world. The School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The mission of the School of Education is to conduct research, and generate basic and applied knowledge about human development, educational technology and entrepreneurship, teaching and learning, school counseling, school psychology, administration, as well as educational policy and leadership; prepare leaders in the profession of education by conducting outstanding research, teaching, and service; and assist in the development of strong and effective public schools in North Carolina. In order to fulfill its mission, the School is organized into three academic divisions: (1) Culture, Curriculum, & Teacher Education (CCATE), (2) Learning, Development & Psychological Sciences (LDPS), and (3) Educational Policy, Organization, & Leadership (EPOL).
Position Summary
This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement that may include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.
The Accountant is responsible for day-to-day financial and business operations matters associated with the School of Education. This position reports to the Director of Finance and ensures compliance with all transactions related to the School’s funds. This position will process a wide range of actions, including but not limited to: processing payments, submitting journal entries, booking travel itineraries, assisting with travel expense reports, depositing checks, and entering electronic Personnel Action Requests (ePARs) and Payroll Accounting Adjustment Tool (PAAT) actions. The Accountant will monitor multiple funding sources: state appropriations, state-appropriated receipts, contracts and grants, facilities and administrative funds, education and technology fees, foundation, and other trust funds. This position reviews and reconciles all transactions posted in PeopleSoft for accuracy, reviews expenditures from the various funding sources, and provides reports to assist in reconciling budgets and projecting expenses.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Entry-level with Masters; or Bachelors and 0-2 yrs experience
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
It is essential for the Accountant to possess a thorough knowledge of general accounting principles and practices and be able to interpret financial and accounting data. Experience with applying technical accounting is required. The Accountant must possess excellent communication skills; listening and interpretive; written and oral for documentation. Efficiency in Microsoft Suite is critical. Ability to assess the accuracy, validity, and integrity of data. Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work with deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience working at UNC or in higher education is preferred. A strong knowledge of the UNC Chapel Hill business accounting procedures and regulations on state, overhead, and trust accounts is preferred. The ideal candidate is proficient in PeopleSoft, Concur, and Tableau report.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
The ability to lift/ move up to 30 lbs. with or without accommodations. The ability to handle high stress situations and to concentrate in fast-paced environment.
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions
Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/273872

Posting Contact Information


Department Contact Name and Title Yulia Nikiforov, Director of Finance
Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected]
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 (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


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