Senior Systems Accountant (Sponsored Programs)

Central Piedmont Community College
United States
USD 22.98 per hour
16 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Entry level
CPCC is currently accepting applications for the position of
Senior Systems Accountant (Sponsored Programs)Job ID: req4017
Position Closing Date: September 17, 2020


The Senior Systems Accountant position will be located on the Levine Campus.

Departmental Overview

Located at Levine Campus, the Sponsored Programs department providesfiscal management for all financial sponsor activity. This includes processestuition assistance (sponsor) agreements or authorization letters for students'educational expenses. Handles student accounting, which encompasses tuition andfee payments, while providing high-quality assistance and service to students,faculty, staff, and community partners.

General Function

Oversees technical level accounting work including the preparation of financial reports, Sponsored Program records, and analysis of errors within the accounting system.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

1. Researches existing system structures and recommends modifications to improve the reporting process; assists in implementing new Sponsor Programs procedures.

2. Researches and develops Informer reports to enhance the overall Sponsored Program processes and procedures and works to resolve system problems.

3. Maintaining college or Sponsor procedural documents including updates and historical records.

4. Supervises personnel; establishes schedules and assigns tasks; monitors and evaluates staff performance for all part-time employees and work-study employees.

5. Monitors and reviews completed tasks; ensures that any deadlines are met; ensures that any necessary Sponsored system corrections are made.

6. Processes all invoicing of tuition, fees, and bookstore charges for Sponsored Programs. Responsible for sponsored receivables and collections for CCPP and CMS students, Cummins, Employee Dependent sponsors, and other assigned sponsors as needed.

7. Develop and implements a Sponsored training program for staff in the use of information system, spreadsheets, and other financial processing and reporting tools; serves as informational resource to staff; provides technical assistance as needed.

8. Serves as liaison with Sponsor Program department and Information Technology Services on issues relating to Sponsored Programs and FA Link.

9. Advises other departments on sponsor receivable policies and procedures; answers inquiries on complex technical issues in collaboration with Information Technology Services and systems consultants.

10. Assist Director of Sponsored Programs and performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics

• Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures

• Knowledge of and proficiency in using an administrative information system, preferably Datatel Colleague/Ellucian System

• Knowledge of Sponsored Programs including invoicing, collections, and cash receipts

• Ability to exercise good judgment in applying and interpreting policies, procedures and regulations

• Knowledge of Communications Management, and Informer reporting

• Ability to perform financial analysis

• Analytical skills to assess problems and develop resolutions

• Moderate to advanced computer and spreadsheet application skills

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Ability to Lead

• Excellent customer service skills

• Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple assignments, adapting to changing priorities and situations, and follow-through on completion of assignments

• Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds


Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Accounting or Business Administration with concentration in Accounting and 2 years of mid-level accounting experience. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in other business fields and 5 years of mid-level accounting work experience in accounting may be considered.

  • A completed CPCC application must be completed on-line. During the on-line application process, applicants will be prompted to upload or build a cover letter and resume.
  • College transcripts (if required for the position) must be attached on-line in the "additional documents" section of the application process.
  • Applicants that do not have an electronic copy of their transcripts, or find the electronic copy is rejected on-line due to the file size, may fax their transcripts to (704) 330-6066 for attachment to the on-line application.
  • All applications must be received in the Human Resources office by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date posted to be guaranteed for consideration. Applications of qualified candidates received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the hiring manager.

    Salary for this position is $47,817. Pay grade for this position is L. Initial placement for new employees is customarily at entry level through 25% percentile. Contract type is Term Administrative. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include off-shift hours, evening and weekend assignments may be required of any position. All positions are subject to budget approval. CPCC offers an excellent benefits package to full-time employees including Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Education Benefits, Disability and more.

    Central Piedmont Community College is Mecklenburg County's resource for academic excellence and cultural enrichment. Located minutes from uptown Charlotte, Central Piedmont is in close proximity to the Queen City's growing greenway project, professional sports arenas, and a number of premiere restaurant and shopping outlets that attract visitors from Mecklenburg County and beyond. Today, more than 56,000 students call Central Piedmont home, making it one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas.

    Notice of NondiscriminationAs a recipient of federal funds, Central Piedmont Community College is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. ("Title IX"), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities. Central Piedmont Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities, including in the context of admission or employment.

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