This position is responsible for day to day accounting/financial operations for the department. This position provides daily service to faculty members and graduate students in the department of Economics as well as the program in Entrepreneurship. This includes, but is not limited to, financial reporting for the Chair and Department Manager, monthly processing electronic check requests, journal entries, purchase requisitions, travel reimbursements and monthly account reconciliations. The position also handles our purchasing card reconciliation, makes hotel and parking reservations for guests as needed, and assists our graduate job market candidates by submitting reference letters. The person in this position works closely with the central offices of Disbursement Services, Travel, Budget, Accounting and the Business Center in the College of Arts and Sciences. The position is part of the departmental team and is expected to help out with a variety of collective projects such as special events, faculty searches and development, as needed
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
The selected candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to adapt to a fast pace and ever-changing work environment. This person must have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and be proficient in Excel. He or she also must be detail-oriented, be well-organized and have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects at once. The person in this position must also have experience with budget management and knowledge of financial transaction standards in reading, interpreting and reconciling financial data.
A bachelors degree in Accounting/Business Administration, a thorough working knowledge of University policies and procedures, and an understanding of the UNC-Chapel Hill financial and administrative systems including Connect Carolina, RAMSES and Infoporte are all highly preferred.
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: 146264
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