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Technician, Accounting

Guilford Technical Community College
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 7, 2023
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Position Information

Job Title
Technician, Accounting

Job Description

The jobholder performs accounts payable duties and general accounting duties for all related entities. Additionally, this position serves as a backup for accounts payable and check-writing functions for the college for all fund sources (federal, state, county, institutional and grants). They will reconcile specified subledgers to the general ledger and perform year-end close functions.


Not for profit duties:
  • Review, code and enter invoices for related entities. Cut checks for invoices after approved by supervisor.
  • Review, code and enter sales invoices and cash receipt transactions as needed.
  • Maintain a wide variety of accounting information, files and records.
  • Prepare for review and submit tax returns (sales and use, withholding and 1099’s)
  • Perform record keeping, clerical functions and research and resolve discrepancies and ensure compliance with financial, legal, state or federal requirements.
  • Prepare spreadsheets and reports as part of problem solving and/or reporting requirements.
  • Answer inquiries from budget/grant managers, administrative assistants, senior management and external agencies.
  • Create deposits for cash receipts and take to cashiers for deposit as required. Scan checks to bank as needed.
  • Review reports for accuracy; analyze and process corrections to budgets, expenditures and deposits; record and maintain backup documentation for audit trail.
  • Compile statistical, financial and/or auditing reports on a recurring and/or ad hoc basis. Distribute reports to appropriate parties.
  • Review accounting transactions to confirm proper coding, approval and handling of transactions as assigned.
  • Reconcile accounts and prepare necessary journal entries monthly. Prepare and enter monthly banking transactions into the cash module of Great Plains.
  • Assist in year-end closing of fiscal and accounting records as needed.
  • Maintain accurate, organized files.
  • Ensure compliance with the Standard Records Retention and Disposition Schedule and related schedules for the related entities.

Backup Support Duties:
  • Review and enter college vouchers for all fund sources (federal, state, county, institutional and grants) including bookstore invoices, payroll close-out checks and local and capital outlay as needed.
  • Serve as backup for college check-writing functions for both accounts payable and payroll disbursements.

Other Duties:
  • Prepare monthly schedules (interim financial reports) for Board presentation.
  • Prepare various analytical month-end and year-end reports for management.
  • Assist with EAGLE internal control reviews if needed.
  • Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including assisting with peak registration activities.
  • Serve on committees and work teams as assigned.
Difficult Challenges
  • Constantly moving, fast-paced environment.
  • Changing priorities with fixed deadlines.
  • Compliance with state regulations, college procedures and grant requirements.
  • Constant interruptions causing breaks in focus and increased stress.
  • Daily: supervisor re: updates, assignments
  • Daily: Controller, budget managers, faculty and staff re: reports, information for reporting
  • Daily: Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable/Cash Receipts Office, Financial Aid, Conference Center, Foundation Office re: activity and payments
Education Required
  • Associate Degree in accounting, business or related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution OR significant related experience required.
Education Preferred
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution or related field preferred.
Experience Required

Experience Preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience in accounting/bookkeeping preferred.
  • NC Community College experience preferred.
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
KSA Required
  • Proficient use of manual and automated accounting systems including accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger.
  • Proficient use of computers (spreadsheets, word documents and access database software) and 10-key calculator.
  • Ability to process large volumes rapidly and with accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exhibit discretion and sound judgment in decision-making.
  • Ability to work independently with limited direct supervision.
  • Capable of working in team environment both within the department and throughout the college.
  • Skilled at applying college policies and procedures, as well as federal, state and local regulations.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent math skills, with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
KSA Preferred

Department/Job Specific Requirements
  • Attend training on Anti-Harassment, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act ( FERPA ), Personal Information Protection ( PIP ), Reporting Requirements, and Ethics Law in North Carolina.
  • The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter:
  • Ethics
  • Safety/Shooter on Campus
  • Personal Information Protection Training ( PIP )
  • Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
  • Other training may be required as determined applicable.
Physical Demands

Physical Activity: Primarily sitting
Environmental Hazard(s): <15%
Lifting: <=20lbs.

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Other
  4. License/Certification

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