Accounting Manager I (Director, Systems Accounting and Special Projects)

Accounting Manager I (Director, Systems Accounting and Special Projects)


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


$60,530 – $90,225/GN16


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, July 5, 2019
Closes: Friday, July 19, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, September 2, 2019

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 five years of professional accounting experience in the preparation of interpretive or analytical accounting/ financial statements; of which at least one is supervisory; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

The person in this position represents College Finance & Operations Division in the development of procedures, methods and software used by the 58 community colleges as well as used by the System Office Finance and Operations Division staff to support the community colleges financial business activity.  This involves various special projects that include system, process, and procedure improvement activities to effect system initiatives, achieve section goals, address business needs, simplify and streamline workflows, and enhance compliance with federal and state law, state budget and management rules, State Board Code, and Finance and Operations policies. The person in this position must develop non-standard reports and statements requiring interpretation and analysis of trends, identify problems and changing requirements related to management needs, auditing, fiscal procedures, account structures, and federal and state taxation and compliance issues.

The Director supports the 58 community colleges with federal and state taxation and compliance issues, research of changes and updates in GASB requirements and updates and acts as the agency support for college CAFR reporting; which includes training, providing reference documentation and providing guidance to the 58 community colleges.  This position is the agency liaison with other state agencies, such as State Treasurer, OSC, OSA in assisting with statewide communication and interpretation to community college staff.

This position supports users of the College Budget and Accounting System (CBAS) by offering technical assistance to System Office and college staff, recommending improvements to the internal system function and reporting, and assisting with process design, updating documentation as business needs and/or policies change, and training. 

This position supervises two employees engaged in other fiscal operations that include the support of the following functions:

  • Supporting the 58 colleges and leading the System Office’s Foreign National Tax Compliance Program, maintaining the compliance software, working independently to research related laws and regulations, developing policies and procedures, and documenting and training System Office and college staff on best practices.
  • Development of college annual formula budget allocations, budget modeling, budget projections, analysis of proposed policy changes and management of various college historical data.

Other tasks include participating in various meetings, workshops, conferences and committees with and for college personnel, system office staff, and representatives from other state agencies, and assisting in business officer and state aid staff training sessions on a variety of relevant topics as assigned.  This involves making presentations and accepting speaking engagements several times per year.


  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices, governmental accounting methods, theories of accounting, auditing and knowledge of trends and merging technologies/automation.
  • Ability to use accounting judgement and theory to a wide variety of situations that are not covered by regulations or precedent using thorough research and analysis skills.
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex Federal and State fiscal regulations.
  • Ability to develop complex accounting worksheets and reports using advanced skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint applications.
  • Ability to understand and interpret user documentation and can instruct others in software applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and prepare written and/or technical documents following State and applicable Federal fiscal guidelines to senior management, the 58 community colleges, non-profit organizations and other state agency partners.

PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to candidates with certification as a Public Accountant (CPA), Master’s in Business Administration or a Masters in Accounting; prior experience with foreign nationals’ tax compliance (particularly OSC’s Foreign National Program); and/or Community College experience with the Colleague accounting system; and/or 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

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