Accounting Technician

Accounting Technician


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Main Campus, Winterville, NC


$35,473.00 - $44,341.00 Annually


State of NC Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Closes: Sunday, May 22, 2022

Target Start Date

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Accounts Receivable/Cashier Supervisor

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree with course work emphasis in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field; supplemented by one to two years previous experience and/or training involving accounting or finance; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Community College and/or Colleague experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements:  Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including computers, typewriters, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, etc. Must be physically able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Physical demand requirements are those for Sedentary Work. Sedentary Work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
Interpersonal Communication:  Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments or directions from superiors.
Language Ability:  Requires the ability to read a variety of forms, statements, etc. Requires the ability to prepare a variety of forms, statements, etc., using prescribed formats. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and confidence.
Intelligence:  Requires the ability to apply rational systems in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.
Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages, including tax terminology.

Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; calculate decimals and percentages; compute discount, ratio, etc.
Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office equipment.

Manual Dexterity:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, such as keyboards, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination and Visual Acuity:  Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color; requires the visual acuity to determine depth perception, peripheral vision, inspection for small parts; preparing and analyzing written or computer data, etc.
Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.
Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.) Must be able to communicate via telephone.
Knowledge of Job: Has thorough knowledge of the methods, policies, and procedures of the Financial Services Division as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Accounting Technician. Has working knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of Pitt Community College as they pertain to the performance of the essential duties. Has working knowledge of principles and practices of record keeping, accounting, report preparation, and the use of a variety of office machines and equipment.  Has working knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations pertaining to the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Has working knowledge of the organization of the department, and of related departments and agencies. Has clear knowledge of any occupational hazards and adheres to any safety precautions inherent in performing the essential functions of the work. Has {working, considerable, thorough} knowledge of terminology and related professional languages used within the department as they pertain to work responsibilities. Has knowledge of how to maintain cooperative and effective relationships with intra- and interdepartmental personnel, as well as any external entities with which position interacts.
Quality of Work:  Maintains high standards of accuracy in performing duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains quality communication and interaction with intra- and interdepartmental personnel, and any external entities with which position interacts.
Quantity of Work:  Performs described Essential Functions and related assignments efficiently and effectively in a manner to produce a quantity of work which consistently meets established standards and expectations.
Dependability:  Assumes responsibility for completion of assigned functions. Completes assigned work within established deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards, and prescribed procedures. Maintains accountability for assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.
Attendance:  Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides sufficient notice to upper management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.
Initiative and Enthusiasm:  Exhibits an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be accomplished, and initiates appropriate and acceptable action for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.
Judgment:  Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies issues or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identification of alternative solutions to issues or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advisement where appropriate, and researches issues, situations, and alternatives prior to exercising judgment.
Cooperation:  Accepts supervisory and managerial instruction and direction, and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences is justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with established policies and procedures, etc. Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation both intra- and interdepartmentally.
Relationships with Others:  Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and co-workers for mutual benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships both intra- and interdepartmentally, and with external entities with whom position interacts. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions, and complaints in order to establish and maintain good will. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image.
Coordination of Work:  Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of completion for work elements, and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.
Safety and Housekeeping:  Adheres to all established safety and housekeeping standards, to include regulatory entities. Ensures such standards are not violated.


Position Description

Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to provide cashiering, accounting, and clerical support. Employees in this classification perform routine accounting and clerical work related to student AR accounts.  Performs related work as directed.  Reports to the Accounts Receivable/Cashier Supervisor.

Verifies daily cashier reports and prepares daily deposits to appropriate banks; prepares daily reports to North Carolina State Treasurer and NCCCS.
Receives and processes Return to Title IV Financial Aid calculations for repayment /reduction of financial aid.
Assists with Third Party Sponsorships creation and billing.
Processes tuition and fee refunds after verifying the accuracy of refund amounts.
Reviews the online web payment emails for payment accuracy and student restriction hold removal.
Receives payments from students, Continuing Education Department, staff, faculty, third party payors, EFT, and contracting agencies on a daily basis.
Verifies and processes the Bookstore, Library, Copy Center and various other department deposits.
Processes Financial Aid postings and initiates the refund vouchers in the absence of the AR/AP Accounting Technician.
Prepares financial aid refund checks for mailing. Holds, tracks and contacts students with financial aid checks that are being held.
Receives, reviews, processes, submits, and/or files a variety of documents and reports including refund requests, bookstore daily reports, day end reports, stop payment forms, etc.
Acts as liaison for the Cashier’s office to the Financial and Registrar office’s.
Receives, processes, or resolves student inquiries and issues.
Cross-trained to and backs up all Accounts Receivable personnel. 
Refers to policy and procedure manuals, computer manuals, codes / laws / regulations, publications and reference texts, etc.
Operates and use a variety of office equipment such as computer, printer, telephone, calculator, etc.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals including immediate supervisor, co-workers, staff, and the general public.  
Sets up and maintains files for all receipts; prepares various forms to be used by the office.
Performs other duties as directed.

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