This position is the accountant for the School of Government Foundation, which exists to raise funds to support the School's programs, projects, and operations. The position serves as an adviser to the School's Dean, Associate Deans, Assistant Dean for Business and Finance, Foundation Treasurer, and the Foundation Board of Directors. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining a cost-center approach for budgeting and accounting for all Foundation initiatives. This position is the primary financial liaison for the Foundation. The position interprets UNC-CH rules and regulations and determines their impact. When any impact will have an adverse effect, the position communicates the Foundation's special needs. The position analyzes financial options and recommends action(s) to be taken. The position develops, communicates, and implements requirements and systems for the Foundation and serves as the Foundation's liaison/advocate with UNC-CH and externally on fiscal matters.
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.
Possess a thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and their application to cost, governmental accounting, and non-governmental accounting. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills are needed to compile, examine, and reconcile complex financial data across disparate systems. Candidates must understand and follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or other applicable accounting guidelines is required. Knowledge of a broad range of technology, financial systems, and software packages. Demonstrated ability to develop formulas for complex spreadsheets. Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of transactions which may require considerable financial program knowledge. High attention to detail is essential. Candidates must be able to identify improvement opportunities in areas of financial reporting and project milestone and contractual reporting. Ability to convey complex financial information in both written and verbal formats to a diverse audience. Ability to train and review the work of others.
Knowledge of fund accounting and fund accounting solutions such as Abila MIP.
Previous experience in an academic environment preferred.
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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