The position is responsible for all aspects of capital project budgeting, reporting and accounting for $394M in capital projects. The state budget process, rules, and regulations applied to capital project accounting involve different deadlines and in-depth knowledge of unique business and accounting rules. Capital projects are funded with a variety of fund types and frequently involve coordination with University Treasury to utilize debt financing options. In depth knowledge of advanced accounting principles and theories are required to ensure proper accounting procedures are followed. This position is the liaison for the University with the state auditor’s office for all capital projects accounting and audit issues.
This position is the primary liaison to obtain capital project authority for all capital projects initiated at UNC Chapel Hill and depending on the project dollar value this approval will be from one of the following: UNC Chancellor, UNC System President, or the UNC Board of Governors. This position is responsible to maintain in depth knowledge of all relevant legislation governing capital projects and ensure compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, and policies.
This position is responsible to partner with central Information Technology Systems ( ITS ) to manage and develop Facilities Services general accounting systems – primarily focused on capital projects accounting and tracking, but the position will also be involved in other business system development along with the University’s PeopleSoft (ConnectCarolina) implementation. This position will develop system procedures and guidelines as relates to capital project accounting, budgeting, reporting, and ensuring proper internal controls for all capital projects.
This position supervises, prepares, and analyzes monthly and annual financial statements for several restricted trust funds. In addition, this position is responsible for accounting and reporting for two specialized areas – operating funds used for projects and the Chancellor’s Residence maintenance and renovation accounts.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or Associate’s degree in accounting; or Associate’s degree in business or related discipline with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of cost accounting, budgeting, and general accounting principles. Ability to prepare financial reports. Working knowledge of Excel.
Experience with capital project accounting, budgeting and cost accounting within a University setting is preferred. Prefer 5 years of progressive experience as an Accountant within a state or government or setting. Advanced Excel skills and ERP experience is preferred.
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Evening work occasionally, Weekend work occasionally, Evening work occasionally, Weekend work occasionally