Accountant II

Accountant II


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


$46,203 – $65,402/GN12


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, December 3, 2021
Closes: Monday, January 3, 2022

Target Start Date

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

8am - 5pm M-F

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or a degree in business administration, finance or public administration or a related discipline from an appropriately accredited institution with 18 semester hours of accounting coursework; and two years of accounting/auditing experience in the preparation of interpretive or analytical accounting/ financial statements and reports; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


This position will provide counsel and technical assistance to System Office staff in the preparation of grant application budgets for grant proposals submitted to federal, state and private grant funders; determines fiscal and technical reporting requirements; monitors budgetary expenditures to ensure that funds are being expended in a timely and appropriate manner; ensures adherence to State and Federal guidelines and policies; provides grant information to divisional managers; and prepares cash reimbursement requests and other financial status reporting required by grantors.  In addition, this position assists with the preparation and submission of the NC Community College System indirect cost plan to the US Department of Education and negotiating an approved indirect cost rate.

This position will prepare budget creations and revisions within IBIS (Integrated Budget Information System), validate revenue and expenditure accounts within NCAS (North Carolina Accounting System) and run financial reports as needed.  The successful candidate will also assist with internal policies and procedures and will provide training on relevant procedures and state regulations.

This position may serve as a liaison for the System Office as needed regarding the budgeting of grant and other funds with the Office of State Budget & Management as well as a liaison with the Office of the State Auditor, System Office internal auditor and auditors/program monitors from various funders.

This position will assist with approving agency invoices, travel reimbursements, travel authorizations, journal entries, cash management duties, check writing, preparing Consolidated Annual Fiscal Report (CAFR), and balancing and analyzing capital project budgets and expenditures.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/AND ABILITIES: Ability to interpret and apply federal and state fiscal regulations.  Exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying, and interpreting a wide range of fiscal and grant policies and procedures. Considerable knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and practices, governmental accounting methods, and procedures and financial practices. Applicant must have a working knowledge of NCAS, IBIS and E-Procurement.  Ability to compile, monitor, examine, and audit financial statement/reports for grants and contracts to determine accuracy and adherence to Federal and State policies and procedures. Prepare financial reports, research unusual activity for further investigation and following internal control systems. Candidates should clearly indicate their years and level of experience with the Microsoft Office suite and be prepared to submit to a skills test if asked.

PREFERENCES: Management prefers candidates with experience in accounting for grants but will consider a candidate with a demonstrated background in reconciling general ledger accounts and systems and a strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

How to Apply

The North Carolina Community College System Office uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions SUBJECT to the Office of State Human Resources Act (OSHR) with highly qualified individuals.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete the online process at, 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