|Vacancy Open to
|AFH Accounting Services
|Administration & Finance
|Number of Vacancies
|Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
|Full Time or Part Time
|$63,440 – $66,786
|Position Location (City)
|Staff – Professional
|Organizational Unit Overview
The Division of Administration and Finance is ultimately responsible for all financial and administrative activities of East Carolina University and its affiliated Foundations. The Division consists of Financial Services, Campus Operations, Information Technology and Computing Services, Human Resources, Environmental Health and Campus Safety, Auxiliary Services and various support activities related to the ECU affiliated Foundations. The Division is led by the Vice Chancellor of Administration & Finance. The Vice Chancellor is responsible for oversight of the policies, personnel, budgets and administrative activities of all operations at East Carolina University and its affiliated Foundations. This division is a service provider in support of academic, research, and outreach missions of the University. Within the Division, Financial Services is responsible for financial activities of East Carolina University and its affiliated Foundations. The mission of Financial Services is: To provide for the financial needs of the University and its Foundations in a customer-oriented, friendly environment while assuring the proper stewardship of all fiscal resources. The Accounting Services unit within Financial Services is responsible for providing accounting, investing, reporting and advising services to the campus community. These activities are continually subject to audit by internal auditors and external auditors.
The Accountant II in the Accounting Services area will provide accounting support in institutional trust fund administration, lease accounting, fiduciary accounting, annual bond compliance, cash counts, cash reconciliations, capital asset accounting, financial reporting and with the completion of other analysis as needed. The position assists with the establishment, administration, distribution and monitoring of Endowments, Institutional Trust Funds, and other funds. This includes monitoring the financial activity of endowments, overhead receipts and other restricted and unrestricted funds that are not managed by departments, as well as ensuring that funds are properly disbursed in accordance with the regulations established by the approved fund authority for each fund. This position will also support the capital asset accounting and financial reporting functions by assisting with the completion of capital budget entries and North Carolina Financial System (NCFS) monthly reporting.
At fiscal year-end, this position is involved in providing information for University financial reports and assisting with the year-end closing process. This position works directly with State auditors to answer specific questions related to University accounting procedures, practices and methods as needed.
This position must understand, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices. Understanding of accounting theory and practice, in addition to considerable knowledge and expertise with legal and contractual terminology are essential to this position. Consistent, accurate, complete, and correct accounting procedures are critical to the University financial reporting and compliance processes. This position interprets state and federal law, University policies, UNC System Business Process Compliance Guidelines, N.C. General Statutes, and Foundation policies, in addition to analyzing investment activity and profit/loss statements for assigned funds. The position will require frequent use of electronic tools for data extraction, analysis, and financial reporting.
This position may be eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA) under the East Carolina University (ECU) FWA Policy.
In accordance with the ECU FWA Policy, this position requires you to live within a reasonable commuting distance of ECU.
Bachelor’s degree with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or Associate degree in accounting; or Associate 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.
|License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation
|Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
University/Special Funds Accounting Experience; Financial Reporting Experience; Advanced Excel training and/or experience.
|Special Instructions to Applicant
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
|Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.
|Job Open Date
|Open Until Filled
|Job Close Date – Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.
|Initial Screening Begins
|Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting
East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or .
|Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
|Office of Human Resources Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected]. Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.
East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).