The Accountant position in the Department of Computer Science reports to the Associate Chair for Finance and Administration and is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of financial operations of the department, including reviewing and approving financial transactions, monitoring of revenue and spending against budgets, and financial reporting (historical and projections) of revenue, expenses, and balances on all accounts. In Computer Science this is a complex job requiring a comprehensive understanding of various account types, including grants and contracts, state, trust, F&A, instructional budget, investment (true endowment, quasi endowment, money market), conference, student fees, recharge center, startups, and professorships. The position is responsible for ensuring that state, university, department, federal, and federal agency policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and regulations are followed consistently, including staying abreast of any changes in policies or procedures. The Accountant is responsible for developing and maintaining standard operating procedures to ensure consistency and effectiveness of financial operations and to maintain compliance. This position is responsible for ensuring internal controls are implemented and maintained to mitigate financial and audit risk. The Accountant is responsible for ensuring that our internal accounting systems are reconciled accurately on a monthly basis with university systems. This position is responsible for coordinating and monitoring pre- and post-award activities to ensure proposal and post-award work is completed correctly and in a timely manner. The Accountant is responsible for our Recharge Center accounting, including billing and invoicing processes, to ensure revenue is collected per specified intervals and the Center is operating in compliance with university and federal guidelines. This position will provide guidance and technical assistance to staff and department leadership on accounting policies and procedures. The Accountant will work with the Associate Chair for Finance and Administration and other managers to develop and maintain budgets for various programs and initiatives. This position supervises two staff positions, including an Accounting Tech Advanced and an Accounting Tech Journey.
Education and Experience:
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.
Team player with strong collaboration and communication skills, high degree of detail orientation, strong organizational abilities, ability to work independently and to solve complex financial and accounting problems, ability to effectively prioritize work, ability to juggle various projects and tasks and meet department and university deadlines, experience with university accounting and managing various types of accounts, ability to develop financial budgets, reports, and projections, experience using Excel including formulas and pivot tables.
Four years of university accounting experience or equivalent experience with non-profits, government agency, or a research intensive organization.
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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