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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleAccounting Technician - JourneyWorking TitleAccounting TechnicianPosition Number00054954Vacancy IDP011086Budgeted Hiring Range$32,295 - $46,288Pay Band InformationTo learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Salary Grade EquivalentGN07Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time PermanentIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week40Work ScheduleMonday – Friday

Department Name and NumberEpidemiology-463501Date First Posted11/08/2019Closing Date11/22/2019Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryAccounting/Finance/Auditing Position Summary Information

Department DescriptionThe Department of Epidemiology is one of the seven departments located in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The department’s primary focus is to the development and application of research methods to understand the patterns and causes of health and disease, and the application of that knowledge to improving the health of populations. We provide strong training in research methods and opportunities for the application of epidemiology to a wide range of health problems through our research. The achievements of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni have enabled us to become one of the leading academic departments of epidemiology in the world. The department has 30 Tenured-Tenure Track / 7 Joint Tenure-Track Faculty, 26 Fixed Term / 3 Joint Fixed Term Faculty, 124 Adjuncts, 18 EHRA Non-Faculty, 15 Postdocs, 38 SHRA (Staff), 41 SHRA Temporary and 204 Students (150 PhD, 24 MSPH/PhD, 10, MPH, and 20 MSCR). The department was responsible for the administration of grants in excess of $23.8 million for the last fiscal year. EPID faculty hold grants and contracts valued at over $74.6 million, not necessarily predominantly from NIH since the largest (MEASURE) is funded by USAID.

Equal Opportunity EmployerThe 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.

Position DescriptionThis position is responsible for maintaining and overseeing financial accounting data. This includes independent responsibility for maintaining accounting records, financial reporting, overseeing transactions and monitoring and projecting account balances as well as handling student actions. This position will be responsible for personnel projects and funding swaps and retro actions.

Minimum Education and Experience RequirementsHigh school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and AbilitiesExcellent interpersonal communication skills; experience with and knowledge of accounting software programs; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred QualificationsExperience with financial systems; previous experience with sponsored research funding, demonstrated knowledge of federal policies and guidelines; prior experience with PeopleSoft

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact InformationIf you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Curriculum Vitae / Resume
- Cover Letter
- List of References

Optional Documents

Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

- * Do you have accounting experience?
- Yes
- No

- * Are you proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel?
- Yes
- No

- * Do you have experience with UNC financial systems? (Open Ended Question)

- * Do you have experience with Connect Carolina? (Please Describe) (Open Ended Question)

- * Do you have experience with sponsored research funding? Please describe: (Open Ended Question)

- * Do you have extensive interpersonal and professional communication skills? (Open Ended Question)

- * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Accounting Technician position.
- High school diploma/GED and at least one year of accounting experience
- Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in any field
- Combination of post high school education and/or experience in accounting to equal at least 1 year
- Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and accounting experience to equal 5 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 2 years experience)
- None of the above

  • accounting
  • education
  • excel
  • software
  • word