#60088107 Accounting Specialist (State Aid Accounting Specialist)

#60088107 Accounting Specialist (State Aid Accounting Specialist)


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


$41,429 – $60,030/NC11


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Closes: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Target Start Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

8am - 5pm M-F

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or other curriculum that would provide a core curriculum in financial management coursework from an appropriately accredited institution; or Associate degree in accounting from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of accounting or auditing experience; or High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and four years of experience as an accounting technician, three of which must be at an advanced technical level; or an equivalent combination of education 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 State Aid Accounting Specialist in the Business and Finance Division. The recruitment range: $41,429 – $60,030.

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:  This position is responsible for working collaboratively with the Director and other accounting staff within the State-Aid Unit, maintaining a comprehensive base of financial data, accounting procedures and policies and providing technical assistance to the 58 community colleges of North Carolina.  

Duties include budget preparation, monitoring, troubleshooting, reconciling, and reporting of expenditure and revenue general ledger activity and completion of bank reconciliations, financial reports, and journal entries. Interprets and communicates applicable federal and state rules, regulations, and guidelines to the 58 community colleges and community-based organizations (CBO) fiscal personnel. Serves as backup to the accountant.


  • Ability to accurately compile, analyze and reconcile general ledger account data.
  • Ability to apply analysis to the departmental needs and determine compliance with guidelines, rules, regulations, and laws.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with representatives of the college business offices and state agency staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form including the ability to use communication to advise college and community-based personnel.

PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to applicants with a thorough knowledge of community college general ledger activity, business processes, CBO experience, experience in governmental accounting and a general knowledge of computerized financial applications (more specifically the NC community colleges’ accounting system); and proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Word applications.  The person in this position must be able to work independently, work well under pressure and be flexible to change work hours as required.

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.

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