Accounting Technician

Department Description
The Computer Science department is one of 16 science departments and curriculas in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is a major teaching department with 29 tenured/tenure track faculty, 9 research faculty, 28 adjunct faculty and 5 visiting scholar and postdoc positions. Faculty members are engaged in a broad range of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as cutting edge research and intensive public service activities. The research and teaching labs in Sitterson Hall and the Brooks Computer Science Building support many hundreds of undergraduate students (computer science majors, computer science minors and students from various other disciplines taking computer science courses), graduate students (MS and PhD.), and postdoctoral fellows. Teaching and research activities are currently assisted by ~180 graduate students and six EHRA non-faculty. 26 SHRA positions, including technical and administrative personnel, support the infrastructure of the department.

Position Description
The Department of Computer Science is seeking an Accounting Technician to join our staff. The department's accounting and research administration staff are responsible for the full range of accounting functions for our annual operating budget of just over $20 million.

This position is a member of our research administrations team, which includes another accounting technician. These two positions are supported day-to-day by an advanced accounting technician and together they report to the Department's Business Officer. This position has responsibility for performing all pre- and post-award accounting functions from initial account set-up to account closeout for approximately 75 accounts/sub accounts (trust and contract/grant) totaling $8-10 million.

The specific duties of this position include performing pre- and post-award research administration accounting duties and overseeing assigned faculty accounts. This includes a range of pre- and post-award activities, including grant and contract proposal development, reconciliation of expenditures between the Departments accounting system and the university central records, interpreting allowable expenses, monitoring and approving account transactions, and reporting.

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.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of research administration (pre- or post-award) is required. Very detail oriented, strong communication and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines, ability to understand complex accounting issues, and ability to learn and use various online accounting systems. Experience with Microsoft Excel.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in business or public administration or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. One year of accounting experience. Experience working in accounting in a university setting. UNC-CH and PeopleSoft experience is a plus, but not required.

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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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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill




(919) 843-2300

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Target Job Information

  • Full Time