Accountant Job Vacancy at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)

Vacancy : Accountant
Company Name : North Carolina State University
Company Location : Raleigh, NC

Job Description

Posting Number PG191778SP

Internal Recruitment No

Working Title Accountant

Anticipated Hiring Range $54,000.00 – $56,000.00

Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 8AM-5PM (Position may require occasional hours outside of the published work schedule)

Job Location Raleigh, NC

Department University Controller

About the Department
The University Controller’s Office is a department under the Division of Finance. The office has business units covering the following areas; Cash Management, Banking, and Merchant services; General Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Taxation; Accounts Payable; Business Systems; Payroll and Debt Management.

The University Controller’s Office works to advance NC State as a leader in fiscal accountability and responsibility through a collaborative partnership with our campus community, strong partnerships with our peer groups, improvements in the University’s financial systems and internal controls, and efficient and effective business operations. The office continues its attention towards collaborative efforts and in providing fiscal leadership, oversight, accounting, reporting, training, and outreach services that exemplify the highest standards of quality, performance, and service. Having professional staff and managers with imagination, knowledge, and people skills are paramount in the successful implementation of these goals.

The University Controller’s Office is responsible for fiscal accountability, accuracy, and reporting of a $1.6 billion enterprise, including timely and accurate payment of monthly and biweekly wages to over 18,000 staff, faculty, student workers, and temporary employees, over 90,000 vendor payments annually and management of a $600 million external debt portfolio.

Essential Job Duties
The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Controller’s Office in coordinating, assessing, developing, training, reinforcing, reviewing, and interacting with campus customers to enhance, improve and correct financial areas needing instruction, guidance, or performance improvements.

This position will perform the following duties:
Process and approve for payment small purchase vouchers and travel reimbursements that are unique, out of the norm, and require advanced knowledge of policies, procedures, and guidelines for all funding sources and account classifications;
Coordinate the resolution of complex problems, managing the review, response, and follow-up of transaction problems and inquiries from campus personnel and external vendors involving small purchases, travel reimbursements, purchase order invoices, and vendor inquiries. Also, coordinate the resolution of paid voucher and travel reimbursement problems, managing the identification, response, resolution, and follow-up of paid transactions problems;
Complete pay cycle audits, review for errors, and confirm vendor validation;
Assist with monitoring the payables’ work list and delegate responsibilities as needed;
Manage the process of issuing, reconciling, and recording travel advances;
Reconcile foreign imprest accounts;
Prepare and submit for foreign wire transfer;
Manage the Mobile Communication Device Allowance process, inclusive of auditing and approving annual renewals, new additions, project changes, and terminations;
Manage taxable travel review process, including identifying, responding, and follow-up of travel vouchers and reimbursements that may be taxable;
Serve as backup to the Manager of Small Purchases and Travel;
Complete month-end tasks and special projects;
Special projects, as assigned.

Other Responsibilities
Assist with testing enhancements and upgrades to the Financial System.
Serve as backup to the Manager of Small Purchases and Travel.
Complete month end tasks and special projects.

Minimum Experience/Education
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.

Other Required Qualifications
Knowledgeable of accounting principles and have the ability to interpret State and Federal policies, guidelines, regulations and laws and apply to University issues.
Ability to understand an integrated accounting system and the applications of internal control.
Working knowledge of the use of an accounting chart of accounts within the use of the accounts payable system.
Ability to analyze financial and non-financial information and detect performance weaknesses, develop solutions and identify, correct and assist in resolving system problems and accounting errors.
Ability to research federal and state tax issues.
Ability to prepare and organize reports and supporting documentation.
Ability to work with all levels of personnel within the University and at other agencies to resolve tax questions.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications
At least five (5) years of experience in accounting and payables.

Required License or Certification

Valid NC Driver’s License required No

Commercial Driver’s License Required? No

Job Open Date 01/10/2022

Earliest Close Date- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.) 01/19/2022

Notice to Applicants
Please make sure that the work history listed on your application is identical to your the work history listed om your resume.

Special Instructions
Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Position Number 00050387

Position Type SHRA

Position Classification Band Title Accountant

Position Classification Band Level Contributing

Position Classification Salary Range $37,012 – $105,020

Salary Grade Equivalency GN10

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.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.000

Appointment 12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation – Adverse Weather Non Mandatory – Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation – Emergency Events Non Mandatory – Emergency Event

Time Limited Position No

Time-Limited Appointment Length (if applicable)

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No

Department Id 496001 – University Controller

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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