The primary purpose of this position is to function as one of the accounting technicians in the Fiscal Office in the Department. This position is responsible for a designated number of PIs and their research portfolio as well as their cost codes, endowments, fellowship and any other funding for that PI's and his/her research lab.
He/she reconciles expenses monthly, ensures that all expenses are cost coded correctly and provides monthly expense reports to the PI and meets at least quarterly in person to discuss any important changes that my affect the forecasting of a project's expenses. Incumbent will be responsible for maintaining all back up paperwork for purchases, P-cards, Pos, etc. and approving for allowability and appropriateness. Maintains all backup for various costs centers of the assigned faculty.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Knowledge-Technical: Significant knowledge of government accounting methods, procedures, and accounting practices needed to perform the work. Basic knowledge of program laws and regulations needed to perform the work. Knowledge of a variety of technology, financial systems, and software packages to create and maintain the data. Ability to develop formulas for moderately complex spreadsheets, creates pivot tables to summarize and analyze data, import data, and build table lookups.
Financial Program Monitoring and Management: Ability to verify and ensure accuracy and validity of moderately complex transactions. Ability to examine accounting records to assure adherence to accounting standards and regulations. Ability to maintain and manage accounting records of moderate variety and complexity; including preparation of financial statements and reports.
Problem Solving: Ability to resolve problems of moderate complexity. Ability to select best solution from several options or where no precedent exists. Ability to make suggestions for and/or implement process improvements in the work unit. Ability to interpret oral and/or written guidelines to solve problems.
Communication: Ability to explain and interpret financial information. Ability to interpret policies and procedures and advise stakeholders on the correct processes and procedures. Communicate various information to others within the department. Ability to independently compile and compose information utilizing various forms of media to communicate vital information with consideration to both accuracy and timeliness.
Must have MS Excel skills (Pivot- V-lookup, formulas etc.) and knowledge other Office Suite software knowledge.
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: 159628
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