Senior Accountant

Position Information

General Information

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
If time-limited, note appointment end date
Hours per week 40
Months per year 12
Position Number 000265
NC Salary Grade Equivalency 77
Classification Title Accountant - Advanced
Working Title Senior Accountant
Salary Range $72,217 - $80,241
Anticipate Hiring Range $72,217 - $80,241
FLSA Status Exempt
Division Business Affairs
Department Financial Services (Adm)
Work Unit Controller
Work Schedule

8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Monday – Friday

Primary Purpose of Position

Serve as a key member of the core year-end financial reporting teams, participate in implementations and projects involving complex accounting, serve as point person with Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA) and Treasury Services on all accounting matters, and serve as University’s Internal Control Officer for financial reporting.

Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from a four-year college of university with a degree in accounting and four years of accounting experience.

Essential Job Duties

The Senior Accountant will serve as a key member of the core year-end financial reporting team, lead and/or participate in implementations and projects involving complex accounting, serve as point person with Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA) and Treasury Services (TS) on all accounting matters, and serve as University’s Internal Control Officer for financial reporting. Must be able to query and analyze financial data; research and implement new GASB pronouncements and State standards; identify financial reporting inefficiencies, and make and implement recommendations.

Other Work Responsibilities
Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

- CPA certification and/or master’s degree from an accredited college/university in Accounting, or in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting.
- Four (4) years of experience in an institution of higher education.
- Experience preparing financial statements and/or performing auditing procedures.
- Experience with Banner financial systems.
- Advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge.
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
- Analytical, solution-focused mindset.
- Ability to manage projects through completion.
- Demonstrates ability to foster cooperation within and between departments.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications
Work Location Reese
Posting date 11/22/2017
Closing date 01/07/2018
Proposed Hire Date
Contact Information
Special Notes to Applicants
  • Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience.
  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Charlotte Website
    • Another Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • HERC Job Board
    • Local JobNetwork
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please describe your experience in preparing financial statements and performing auditing procedures.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Do you have experience using Banner Finance? If yes, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Do you have a high-level of Microsoft Excel experience? If yes, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Contact Information for References