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Accounting Technician

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Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Vacancy Type SHRA
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length
Title Accounting Technician
Band Level Journey
Working Title Accounting Technician
Salary Range $25,900 - $55,812
Anticipated Hiring Range $38,000 - $42,000.00
Salary Grade Equivalency 63
Position Number 00104120
Work Schedule Monday-Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 190101 - College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department College Of Veterinary Medicine
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine is to enhance the career and life success of students, staff, faculty, and veterinary professionals through initiatives in curriculum and lifelong learning, development of leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and partnerships with the community. College programs in animal health and wellness improve animal and human health and well-being, and contribute to the economy of North Carolina and beyond through education, research (medical discovery), service, extension and engagement.
The Dean’s Office is the leading administrative unit of the College of Veterinary Medicine, one of only 30 veterinary colleges in the United States and the only program of its kind in North Carolina. The College is a professional school that is responsible for DVM professional, postdoctoral and graduate training/education, and postgraduate education, as well as responsible for the oversight of research programs and clinical services.
The CVM Business Office provides the fiscal management for the College, as well as responsible for Personnel and Programmatic analysis planning and reporting. It is the responsibility of the Business Office to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the fiscal operations of the College. The Business Office’s goals are to optimize the use of the University’s financial resources and ensure that all State, Federal, University and College rules, regulations, policies and procedures are strictly adhered to. This includes budget control, cash and gift receipting, travel reimbursement, expenditure approval, auditing, and asset management.

Essential Job Duties

The position provides financial management and accounting support related to purchasing, account payable, reporting, and fiscal activities in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Central Business Office. The employee serves as the College Purchase card Coordinator and provides customer support and assistance to Purchase card holders within CVM on matters related to Purchase card spending, policies, and procedures. This employee also serves as the College Travel Coordinator managing travel logistics, processing online travel reimbursements ensuring expenses are in compliance with University travel regulations, and serving as the point of contact for all CVM employees on travel relates questions. Employee provides account guidance to faculty and staff on moderately complex financial transactions as well as University regulations, policies, guidelines, and procedures. The Accounting Technician must accurately and effectively apply knowledge of NC State’s Spending Guidelines, Purchasing Guidelines and Procedures, Travel Policies and Regulations, Journal Guidelines, University Accounting Systems, Accounting Reconciliations, Internal Controls and Chart of Accounts.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Experience/Education

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

Departmental Required Skills

Ability to use PeopleSoft financial system (or experience with accounting/financial system) effectively to independently manage financial transactions, create reports, and to monitor, track, audit and reconcile budgets and expenditures.
Proficient use of Excel to create reports, and to monitor, track, audit and reconcile expenditures.
Keen attention to detail ensuring accuracy and validity in complex transactions.
Excellent customer service skills to effectively convey complex technical information and accounting/financial data in a clear and concise manner.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with different audiences and various organizational levels.
Ability to interact and communicate with a diverse range of administrators, work groups, and cohorts.
Strong attention to details, highly organization, excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to resolve non-routine problems and make independent decisions.
Knowledge of business practices, government accounting methods and procedures and accounting principles.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Proficient knowledge of the Peoplesoft Financial System. Experience working in a University, government or academia. Knowledge of University Spending Guidelines, Travel Regulations, Purchase Card Guidelines, internal controls and PeopleSoft Financial System.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions
Job Open Date 09/14/2017
Must Be Open Until

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.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 10/09/2017
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.


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.

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. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. * If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Accounting Technician position.
    • High school diploma/GED and at least one year of accounting experience
    • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in any field
    • Combination of post high school education and/or experience in accounting to equal at least 1 year
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and accounting experience to equal 5 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 2 years experience)
    • None of the above
  4. * Please describe your relevant accounting experience as it relates to this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents