#60088096 Budget Manager I (Director, State Level Accounting/Budget Officer)

#60088096 Budget Manager I (Director, State Level Accounting/Budget Officer)


North Carolina Community Colleges System Office
200 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-807-7100

Job Location

200 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603


$64,406 – $95,738/NC21


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Closes: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, May 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

8am - 5pm M-F

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or other discipline related to the area of assignment from appropriately accredited institution and three years of progressive related experience, two of which must have been supervisory in nature; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


The North Carolina Community College System (System Office) is a statewide network of 58 public community colleges. The system enrolls over 500,000 students annually. It is the 3rd largest in the nation based on the number of colleges. It also provides data to the North Carolina Learning Object Repository by collecting, contributing, and sharing digital learning resources for use in traditional or distance learning environments. The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a global, multicultural, and competent workforce, and improve the lives and wellbeing of N.C. citizens. To learn more about the NC Community College System Office and the Great 58 visit our website About Us | NC Community Colleges

NC Community Colleges System Office has an opening for a Director, State Level Accounting/Budget Officer in the Business and Finance Division. The recruitment range: $64,406 – $95,738.

The Division of Business and Finance supports the System Office and the 58 community colleges by advocating on behalf of the System, providing fiscal and human resource services and guidance, as well as ensuring accountability to promote good stewardship of public resources. The System Office provides support to college business offices by providing procedures, forms, and data for use in capital improvement, purchasing, budgeting and accounting.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  The Director of State Level Accounting/Budget Officer provides senior leadership of the fiscal activities of the North Carolina Community College System Office.  This position serves as one of the policy-making positions that reports to and meets frequently with the Associate Vice President for State Level Accounting & Operations and the Vice President/Chief Financial Officer in consultation, instruction, policy, procedure, and directives necessary to carry out assigned duties.  This position oversees the functional areas of general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, budgeting, and grants.  In this role, the incumbent has responsibility for classifying, recording, and summarizing transactions in a logical manner and preparing financial statements and related reports required by management and/or other governmental agencies.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  month end and year end close out process; printing month end reports using NCAS; cash projections and monthly allotments; approval of travel authorizations and reimbursement requests; approval of purchase requisitions and invoices for payment; preparation of budget certification entries and budget revisions; preparation and approval of journal entries; assisting with the preparation of the biennial continuation and expansion budget requests; and supervision of five accounting, budget, and grants positions.

The Director of State Level Accounting/Budget Officer will be a key member of the implementation team for the State’s new ERP system; experience with accounting information systems, user testing, and process design will be helpful.

Other tasks include participating in various meetings, workgroups, and committees with and for college personnel, system office staff, and representatives from other state agencies, and assisting in various training sessions on a variety of relevant topics as assigned.  This involves making presentations and accepting informal speaking engagements occasionally throughout the year.


  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and theories of accounting, auditing, budgeting, or financial management.
  • Considerable knowledge of governmental finances and institutional fund accounting.
  • Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations applicable to the area of employment.
  • Considerable knowledge of state governmental fiscal and budgetary processes.
  • Considerable knowledge of office management and organizational concepts.
  • Ability to plan and implement a complex financial management system.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze financial data and reports.
  • Ability to interpret complicated federal and state statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to applicable programs.
  • Ability to manage a professional accounting, budget, and clerical staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to candidates with relevant financial certifications; experience with grant accounting; experience with NCAS, IBIS, NCFS, Integrated HR-Payroll System (formerly BEACON), and other relevant state information systems; experience with financial statement preparation or audit; and/or extensive prior experience with system user requirements, the software life cycle, and user testing.

How to Apply

STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: We value our employees and offer a wide variety of competitive and family-friendly benefits. The state of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits. Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis). Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave. In addition, paid parental leave, and personal observance is available to eligible employees. Some highlights include:

  • The best-funded pension plan/retirement system in the nation according to Moody’s Investor’s Service
  • Twelve (12) holidays/year
  • Fourteen (14) vacation days/year which increase as the length of service increases and accumulate year-to-year
  • Twelve (12) sick days/year which is cumulative indefinitely
  • Longevity pays lump sum payout yearly (based on length of service beginning 10 years and up)
  • 401K, 457, and 403(b) plans

Learn more about employee perks/benefits:



The North Carolina Community College System Office uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions SUBJECT to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range or recruitment range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. All post-high school degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete the online process at https://www.nc.gov/jobs, Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Work history and credentials must appear on the application to receive consideration during the selection process.


For further information, please contact:

North Carolina Community College System
Human Resources | Caswell Building
5001 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-5001
Phone: (919) 807-7177 | Fax: (919) 807-7222

Job Post Contact

North Carolina Community College System
Human Resources | Caswell Building
5001 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-5001
Phone: (919) 807-7177 | Fax: (919) 807-7222