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Financial Accounting Manager

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number S1216
Position Number 44
Position Classification Title Accountant
Functional Title Financial Accounting Manager
Position Type Staff
Position Summary

The primary purposes of the Financial Accounting Manager’s position are to: ensure the integrity of financial data recorded in the accounting system, prepare reports for University and outside users, determine and submit daily cash requirements, ensure accurate recording and safeguarding of fixed assets, and coordinate encumbrance and funding of capital improvements, as well as, repair and renovation projects. A high level of knowledge and the application of that detail is necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage cash requirements
  • Review and analyze departmental journal vouchers
  • 13th month accrual conversion and financial reporting
  • Capital Improvement (CI) accounting and reporting
  • Manage fixed assets function

Essential Tasks:

  • Manage daily cash requirements and related activities for accounts payable, payroll, taxes, miscellaneous receipts and transfers within the Banner Finance accounting system and the N.C. Office of the State Controller – Cash Management Control System (CMCS)
  • Perform key role in the month-end and quarter-end closing process, including reconciliation and reporting requirements
  • Review and analyze journal vouchers submitted by University staff to ensure transaction complies with accounting standards and University and State policies
  • Responsible for complex components of fiscal year-end close and conversion of University’s cash basis accounting system to a full accrual accounting system as required by GASB, particularly on the following topics: Construction in Progress, Retainage, Open Commitments, and Capital Assets.
  • Prepare detailed schedules and notes for the Consolidated Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the annual Financial Statement Audit Report, as well as other external and internal reports
  • Maintain a strong internal control environment by ensuring compliance with GAAP, GASB, and state and University policy and procedures, including UNC System standards
  • Establish or revise procedures or operating policies of assigned function to achieve operational efficiency; participate in development and implementation of new or upgraded accounting systems
  • Prepare monthly and annual Capital Improvements (CI) budget reports that reconcile with CMCS
  • Fund CI projects for capital construction, as well as repair and replacement including advising University Construction & Design/Facilities management as to the availability and use of funds
  • Supervise fixed assets business process to ensure correct and complete capitalization of fixed assets, as well as the related tagging of assets. Reconcile general ledger amounts to related subsystem
  • Perform other duties as required by supervisor
Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Department prefers a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Master’s Degree in
a related business field.

Department also prefers a candidate with financial accounting systems report writing/modifications experience and advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Recruitment Range $48,202 - $78,070
Org #-Department Accounting Services - 56202
Work Hours of Position 8 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday
Number of Months per Year 12
Posting Requirements
Job Family Administrative and Managerial
Band Accountant
Competency Level Advanced
2-4 key competencies for successful execution of job duties, including chosen level definition:

Knowledge-Professional (Advanced): In-depth knowledge of accounting theories and principles and systems design. Ability to recognize complex and unique issues and develop resolution and/or consult with leadership in order to achieve resolution. Knowledge to consistently serve as a technical resource. Ability to identify problems and changing requirements regarding management needs, auditing, fiscal procedures, account structures or reports, and accounting systems. Ability to make necessary modifications

Financial Monitoring and Analysis (Advanced): Ability to independently resolve complex problems for which no clear precedent exists within the current system or ability to implement new accounting structures. Ability to supervise resolution and/or implementation. May require the ability to design and implement organization and program-specific accounting procedures/systems. Ability to examine and analyze complex financial statements. Ability to institute changes based on findings. Ability to research, analyze, and ensure implementation of new and/or changing accounting and reporting systems. Ability to provide training and consultation related to new systems and/or reporting methodology. Ability to ensure the development of related policies and procedures. Ability to recommend actions or alternatives to be taken by management when accounting data discloses unfavorable trends or deviations or financial mismanagement. Ability to make risk assessment of systems of internal control. May require the ability to approve improvements/changes to internal control systems.

Supervision (Advanced): Ability to oversee unit/organization supervisors to ensure compliance with recruitment and selection policies and procedures. Ability to oversee unit/organization supervisors to ensure compliance with performance management policies and procedures. Ability to recommend resolution of disciplinary and grievance issues. Ability to review and authorize training opportunities for unit/organization. Ability to lead employee growth and development initiatives.

Decision Making and Problem Solving (Advanced): Ability to independently resolve and/or develop recommendations for unprecedented, complex issues and problems. Ability to serve as a resource for others in resolving unprecedented, non-standard issues and problems. Ability to anticipate problems and develop recommendations for management resolution.

Open Date 04/20/2017
Close Date 05/03/2017
Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)
FLSA Exempt
If other, please indicate
Time limited duration of appointment.
Salary Grade Equivalency 77

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your education history?
    • Master's Degree in directly related field
    • Bachelor's Degree with 12 credit hours of Accounting coursework
    • Associate's Degree in Accounting
    • Associate's Degree in Business or related discipline with 12 credit hours of Accounting coursework
    • Three (3) years of college coursework
    • Two (2) years of college coursework
    • One (1) year or less of college coursework
    • High School Diploma or GED
  2. * How many years of experience in a directly related field do you have?
    • No Response
    • 6 or more years
    • 5 years
    • 4 years
    • 3 years
    • 2 years
    • 1 year
    • 4 months
    • less than 4 months
  3. * Have you completed 12 hours of Accounting coursework?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC school system job board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn