This position will work under the Assistant Dean for Finance and Operations, reporting to the Director of Finance, in the School of Education’s (SOE) Business Operations Office.
The primary roles of this position are to perform a variety of accounting and business operations functions for the SOE. These duties will involve processing a wide range of actions and the management of funds from multiple sources: state appropriations, state appropriated receipts, contracts and grants, facilities and administrative funds, education and technology fees, foundation and other trust funds.
Accounting duties include, but are not limited to: establishing and ensuring proper accounting controls within the School; interpreting a range of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures in the administration of the School's resources; processing purchasing and reimbursement requests; processing travel purchases and reimbursements; purchase card reconciliation; processing budget and actual journals; managing accounts receivables; monitoring and reporting on fund balances; reviewing payroll transactions to ensure accuracy; process salary funding swaps and accounting adjustments for charges already posted; process student tuition and student award actions; loading/managing budgets; etc.
Business Operation duties include, but not limited to: placing orders for supplies (e-pro, p-card); assist with processing basic HR actions such as student work breaks; room key assignments as needed; temporary parking pass management; placing and following-up on facility and maintenance requests; etc.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
The individual should have a firm knowledge of accounting policies and procedures, generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) be experienced in the use of computer-based accounting systems, and be able to work independently. This person must have strong organizational skills and excellent interpersonal skills. The individual must have the ability to understand, interpret and apply rules and regulations governing the processing of financial administration.
Knowledge-Technical: A thorough knowledge of regulations and restrictions associated with state appropriations, state appropriated receipts, contracts and grants, F&A, E&T fees, foundation and other trust funds in order to carry out the duties of this position. The ability to develop spreadsheets with moderately complex formulas and independently manage accounts.
Financial Program Monitoring and Management: Independently manage and maintain all financial functions for each account. Maintaining the accuracy of all accounts is essential for the school to project and make informed financial decisions, since they will be based on the accuracy and management of each account.
Problem Solving: The ability to identify and resolve any discrepancies independently, offer alternative solutions to management and follow through with corrective measures. Must be able to interpret and communicate guidelines to resolve discrepancies.
Communication: Must be able to interpret and explain financial information to faculty, staff, students and administration as well as communicate any changes to rules, regulations, or procedures. Must be able to listen and respond professionally and provide a high level of customer service.
Experience working at UNC-CH in a role that required using ConnectCarolina, InfoPorte, WebTravel, Works (p-card), e-Pro, etc. especially the financial functions of these applications.
Ability to learn and develop in-depth understanding of University policies.
Ability to analyze and translate the results of data queries into formats appropriate for reporting purposes.
Strong and articulate communicator.
Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.
Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe software applications.
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: 154330
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