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Accountant

Employer
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Accountant will provide support to the Associate Vice Chancellor/Controller's Office, within the division of Administration & Finance. The UNC Asheville Controller's Office seeks to provide a high level of support to the University and its stakeholders that is competent, approachable, reliable, empathic, and responsive. The Accountant will be responsible for representing these pillars in both attitude and action. This position reports to the Accounting Manager and will have a close working relationship with most of the other staff in the division. Strong and healthy relationships with other University faculty and staff will also be crucial to the success of this role, with the ability to consult of issues and modify financial information to suit the audience for information across campus. This individual will be able to work independently and must be exceedingly well organized, flexible, and possess the ability to work with a high level of professionalism. A strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and their application to accounting practices is essential. An ability to work within an automated environment to develop a high level of software proficiency will also be necessary to success. This knowledge will be used in the day-to-day operations of the department.  The Accountant is also expected to have a strong working knowledge of the UNC Asheville policies and procedures as well as the various agencies who set State and UNC System policies including but not limited to the Office of State Controller ("OSC"), Office of State Auditor ("OSA"), Office of State Budget Management ("OSBM") and The UNC System Office.  This position will play an integral role in the management of Finance Systems, primarily Ellucian's Banner Finance System.  This position will be a resource to the department for development, implementation, and maintenance of internal data analysis tools and reports and participate in the month end and year end close.  Year-end close duties include annual journal entries for financial statement preparation, preparation of financial statement footnotes and state required financial worksheets, variance analysis and working with both third party and state auditors during the audit process. 

This position may be eligible for a hybrid in office and remote work schedule in accordance with UNC Asheville policy to be discussed during the interview.  
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