This position is responsible for the monthly reconciliation, financial reporting and monitoring of budgets for approximately 100 accounts, including grants and trust funds. This position is also responsible for daily processing of vouchers, travel, purchases requisitions, cash advances, deposits, budget revisions and journal entries. The person in this role follows up with faculty, students and staff members who originate accounting requests to obtain needed information and to respond to inquiries regarding payments in an accurate and timely manner. The person in this role also interacts with central accounting office staff and the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) as needed to follow up and resolve accounting issues. This position maintains account files including complete and accurate transaction documentation. This person assists faculty PIs with managing grant budgets, monitoring for upcoming end dates and potential under – or over – spending problems with oversight from the Accounting Manager. This position prepares grant closeouts and ensures smooth account closeout in. Ensures proper documentation is obtained for cash advances and reconciles them timely. This position reconciles all department purchasing cards monthly and independently recognizes and resolves any issues with the accounts.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Required competencies include: sound knowledge of accounting fundamentals and strong analytical skills; strong working knowledge of Excel, including the ability to develop formulas for moderately complex spreadsheets; attention to detail, strong organization skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work independently and to trouble-shoot and resolve problems of some complexity where no precedent may exist; ability to ensure accuracy and validity of moderately complex transaction while ensuring adherence to accounting standards and regulations. The candidate must be a team player with a strong work ethic and the ability to interact effectively and professionally with faculty, staff, and students in a dynamic and fast pace environment.
A four year accounting or finance degree is strongly preferred. In addition, at least two years of experience in accounting work to include managing grant accounts is also preferred. The following qualifications are highly desirable: Working knowledge of accounting software of UNC financial systems including RAMSeS, Peoplesoft (ConnectCarolina), Infoporte, applications including check request and CABS; working knowledge of purchasing card processes and/or impress checking accounts.
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.
Internal Number: 167572
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