Accounting Tech

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

Posting Details

Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Job Title Accounting Tech
Department Name Arts and Sciences Deans Office - 300100
Vacancy ID S016583
Position Posting Category Accounting/Finance/Auditing
Hiring Range $18.00 to $20.00/per hour
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
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Work Schedule

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Proposed Start Date 07/06/2020
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months or less
Posting Open Date 06/23/2020
Posting Close Date 07/05/2020
Description of Work


The Accounting Technician in the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is responsible for processing all types of financial transactions for the departments that are supported by the finance shared service team. This position will work with all fund types and numerous sources, including: state, trust, facilities and administration, expendable gifts, endowments, and contract and grants.

Position responsibilities include managing state, trust, and overhead accounts, managing post-award grant activity/transactions, accounts payable and receivable, voucher requests and travel reimbursements, purchasing card reconciliation and university billing, and monthly account reconciliation. This position will also process payments, reimbursements, journal entries, purchase orders, independent contractor requests, and coordinate vendor activities. As directed this position will also assist in the generation of financial reports and participate in special financial projects and initiatives.

The College of Arts & Sciences, administered by the Dean, consists of seventy-one academic departments, curricula, programs, centers, and Institutes. The College is divided into seven divisions, which are overseen by Senior Associate Deans. All academic departments and curricula are assigned to one of the following three divisions—Fine Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Science. A fourth division, Undergraduate Education, houses curriculum and instructional innovation, honors and distinguished scholarships, and student academic support. These Senior Associate Deans, along with the Senior Associate Dean for Operations and Strategy, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Senior Associate Dean for Development, and the Director of Communications for the College, all report to the Dean.

During its 200+ year history, the College has grown and thrived and is now numbering almost 1,000 faculty, 600 staff, teaching over 16,600 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students with annual expenditures of $345M. Eighty-one percent of UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate students choose a major in the College. Eighty-seven percent of the credit hours are taught in the College and there are around fifty different undergraduate degrees offered.

The College’s Division of Operations, led by the Senior Associate Dean for Operations and Strategy, comprise nearly 70 staff and include the offices of Finance and Budget Management, Human Resources, Information Technology and Data Analytics, Facilities, and Dean’s Office administration.

The College of Arts & Sciences Accounting Shared Services Center enhances operations of many of its departments, curricula, and programs by consolidating their individual business operations into one Shared Services Center. As a single unit, it provides more consistency in the application of policies and increases operational effectiveness. This consolidation of individual business operations allows for more effective training of accounting staff and provide efficiencies for the central Accounting offices.

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Education and Experience

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Candidates must have experience reading, analyzing, and reconciling financial data, as well as experience viewing and creating reports in financial systems and Microsoft Excel.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Candidates should be:
• Proficient in accounting principles and standards,
• Capable of consistently delivering high levels of customer services, and
• Able to work both independently and as a member of a high performing team.
Experience with UNC-CH financial policies and systems, including InfoPorte, ConnectCarolina, purchasing cards, and web travel are strongly preferred, as is experience with the Microsoft Office suite.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements
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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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