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*Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.* Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application: * Resume * Cover Letter * List of References Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes: Name Company Name Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor. Email Address Contact Phone Number *_Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process._*

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number S1432
Position Number 998814
Position Classification Title Accountant
Functional Title Accountant
Position Type Staff
Position Summary

This position is responsible for all cash receipts and accounts receivable accounting. This position is responsible for maintaining the integrity of financial data within the University’s Banner student information system, for reconciling the Banner Accounts Receivable system with the Banner Finance accounting system, and for designing, developing and preparing financial and statistical reports for both internal and external entities related to cash receipts and Banner Accounts Receivable and Finance.

This position provides systems, functional, and technical support and training for accounting and reconciliations, the Banner ERP system, TouchNet and other systems utilized by the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office and Accounting Services. This includes: being responsible for ongoing upgrades and implementations of new and existing products, maintaining system settings, performing research and analytical tasks, and testing and troubleshooting when needed.

Key Responsibilities:
Lead Cashiers Office participation, testing and implementation for Banner upgrades and modifications related to Accounts Receivable, and other Cashiers Office functions.
Develop systems to manage daily/monthly reconciliations and month-end and year-end closing procedures
Analyze complex data, identify problems, design, test, and implement procedures to resolve issues.
Design creative, integrated, and sustainable business solutions that provide for cost effective cross-functional business processes.
Collaborate with end users in Accounting Services, Financial Planning and Budgets, Systems and Procedures, and other areas as needed to understand reporting needs and requirements and develop and modify reports from a variety of data sources using multiple reporting tools based on business needs.
Build and maintain Banner Accounts. Receivable tables and accounting rules.
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

CPA Certification or Master’s Degree in Accounting or related business field
Financial accounting systems report writing/modifications experience
Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills
Business Process Analysis and Improvement Experience
Ellucian Banner Finance/Accounts Receivable ERP experience
24 Hours of Accounting Courses
Detail Oriented
Ability to learn new systems and continuously adapt to new technologies
Ability to work independently and under pressure with minimum supervision
Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time

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

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Name
Company Name
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Email Address
Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range $69,810 - $80,241
Org #-Department Cashiers & Student Accounts Office - 56204
Work Hours of Position 8 am to 5 pm; Some Overtime
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-Program
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 & Analysis
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.

Decision Making and Problem Solving
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.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Ability to convey concise, comprehensive, and accurate findings on matters of a complex nature in written form. Ability to provide conclusions and recommendations that are based on extensive professional knowledge and judgment.

Open Date 01/09/2018
Close Date 02/09/2018
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
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a Certified Public Account (CPA) or have an earned Master's Degree in a related business field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * 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
    • NCWorks.gov
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Indeed.com
    • NorthCarolinaDiversity.com
    • Other
  3. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)