Accounting Specialist

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Student Affairs Carolina Union-645001
Career Area Accounting/Finance/Auditing
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 09/15/2023
Application Deadline 09/25/2023
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Accounting Technician – Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN07
Working Title Accounting Specialist
Position Number 00031738
Vacancy ID P018156
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Work Location Carolina Union, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $38,303 – $46,575
Pay Band Information To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet .

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Carolina Union Mission Statement:
The Carolina Union creates safe, inclusive and educational experiences that enable students to maximize their time at Carolina.

Carolina Union Purpose:
The many co-curricular programs, services and facilities supported by the Union are developed and operated with a focus to serve the students whose fees fund our organization and therefore are intended to impact the intellectual and experiential climate of the University and provide opportunities for campus members to engage in debate, conversation, interaction, and learning. Managed by 44 full time staff and over 185 student employees, the Carolina Union builds a sense of community as a unifying force on campus and provides students the space and resources needed to put theory into practice.

Position Summary

The position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement that may include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.

The Accounting Specialist is a part of the Carolina Union Business and Finance team and will function as a hybrid position which will include a hybrid schedule for on campus work and remote work. This schedule is subject to change depending on business needs. The Accounting Specialist position serves the Carolina Union (Union), Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) and Carolina Union Student Organizations (CUSO). This position serves as a resource for the Union Business Services Hub. This position provides vital support to Union and FSL staff and student organizations. The Accounting Specialist serves as the customer service contact, processor for daily financial transactions and support of financial system inquiries to the departments and areas serviced. Responsibilities include daily accounting activities such as accounts payable, travel, purchasing, facilitation and management of day-to-day transactions, including ensuring transactions are recorded properly and efficiently. This position is responsible to the Carolina Union for accurate and up-to-date maintenance of records and transactions made. The position communicates within the Union, the Student Organizations, Student Affairs, University departments and external vendors.

This position reports to the Business Officer of the Union Business Services Hub.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain records with great accuracy and detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow guidelines, regulations, and policies and the ability to interpret and explain routine policies and procedures in a clear and consistent manner to customers.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
  • Higher Education experience, including familiarity with Higher Education finance policies and procedures.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft or other Enterprise Resource Planning systems in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with Outlook, PowerPoint, and advanced Excel functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgement and discretion in problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently explain financial concepts and communicate effectively, efficiently, and diplomatically, both orally and in writing with staff and external partners.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of GAAP, GASB and internal controls.
  • Experience collaborating and sharing financial information with multiple stakeholders, including students.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact Information If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected] 
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement 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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