Accounting Technician

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 24 Oct 2019

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Accounting Technician - Journey
Working Title Accounting Technician
Position Number 00062171
Vacancy ID P010923
Budgeted Hiring Range $36,200 - $46,573
Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent 63/GN07
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Hours will vary based on business needs

Department Name and Number Social Medicine-424901
Date First Posted 10/10/2019
Closing Date 10/24/2019
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Accounting/Finance/Auditing

Position Summary Information

Department Description

The Department of Social Medicine is an academic unit that incorporates the long-standing interest of the University of North Carolina and the School of Medicine in community medicine and health care delivery systems. The mission of the Department is to inform the work and thought of physicians on 1) the social conditions and characteristics of patients, the social causes of illness and the social barriers to effective care; and 2) the social responsibilities of the medical profession. Members of the faculty apply their various disciplines to problems of the poor, elderly, chronically ill, and other categories of people with special health and medical care needs; questions of allocation distribution, organization and financing of health resources; and health and medical care problems of North Carolina.

The Department carries out its mission through a variety of educational, research and service activities in several venues and almost always in the interdisciplinary collaboration throughout the Chapel Hill campus. The Department’s research and on-going interests include: cultural anthropology and health, epidemiology, health economics, history of medicine and public health, literature and medicine, medical care organization, biomedical ethics, medical sociology, medicine and the law, preventive medicine, and public policy in health and medical care.

The Department of Social Medicine, unlike other departments in the University, serves as an interdisciplinary department, and employs faculty and researchers from across the campus and beyond to accomplish its mission. This means that the administrative staff in the department must be exceptional people in terms of the ability to comprehend and coordinate activities across the wide array of constituencies served by the department. Social Medicine is a bridge between medicine and public health, and between medicine and the arts and humanities disciplines, and those who work here must have strong skills in translation and organization.

The Department of Social Medicine functions as a single, centralized unit with three centers – The Center for Bioethics, the Center for Health Equity Research, and the Center for Genomics and Society. These three affiliated interdisciplinary research centers deepen and expand the Department’s focus in bioethics, health disparities, and ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics. The breadth of the Department’s mission, and the extensive and increasing involvement with both clinical and non-clinical programs in the School of Medicine and the larger University, pose major administrative issues and call for skills far beyond what is required in a basic science unit of the medical school or an arts and sciences department on campus.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Position Description

The primary purpose of this position is to function as the accounting technician in the Department of Social Medicine business office, supporting department faculty and staff and affiliated Centers. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, processing vouchers, travel, journal entries, and other financial transactions; posting to and reconciling funds, reviewing and approving P-cards transactions and campus billing reports ensuring accuracy and accountability; and maintaining all transaction backup, ensuring completeness of records. Funds the position work with include State, F&A, Trust, Revenue, and Contracts. Incumbent must be able to work independently to research and resolve inconsistencies, errors and inaccurate application of accounting policies/procedures.

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.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Candidates must have the following skills to be considered for the position:

• Accounting and budgeting experience.
• Detail oriented, strong communication skills, ability to understand complex accounting issues, and ability to learn and interface with various online accounting systems.
• Experience with Microsoft Excel.
• Commitment to outstanding customer service and the ability to communicate effectively within a team environment and with a variety of stakeholders using tact and diplomacy.
• Ability to provide timely response and follow-up with faculty and staff requiring services and information is of the upmost importance.
• Must be proactive in establishing collaborative business relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, accounting, or other related discipline. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

• One year of accounting experience preferred.
• Prior experience with UNC accounting systems (InfoPorte, Connect Carolina, and RAMSeS) strongly preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Candidate must be able to work on a computer for extended periods of time.

Candidate must be able to move and maneuver heavy binders. (5-10lbs)

Position/Schedule Requirements
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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