Benefits of Working at UNCW Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.
Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.
Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.
As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.
Brief Summary of Work for this Position The Associate Controller – Financial Reporting reports to the Controller and serves as a member of the Controller’s Office leadership team. The Associate Controller – Financial Reporting oversees Non-Student Accounts Receivable, Capital Reporting, Fixed Assets, and Financial Reporting and manages and provides leadership to the staff in those areas.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Graduation from an appropriately accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or other degree closely related to the area of assignment with twelve hours of accounting and three years of professional accounting experience of which at least one is supervisory; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
MBA, master’s in accountancy, or other relevant degree.
CPA or another relevant professional credential.
Three to five years of relevant accounting and financial reporting experience.
Three to five years of relevant supervisory experience.
Experience with higher education ERP Systems (Ellucian; PeopleSoft).
Experience in governmental fund accounting.
Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate and develop accounting staff through training, development, and performance management.
Demonstrated strong analytical ability of financial data.
Must be extremely detail oriented, accurate, and able to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to successfully manage annual audit process and produce ad hoc reports for management.
Demonstrated ability to work as self-starter who is independent but can also work with others and be a team player.
Highly developed organizational skills combined with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to identify and implement projects and process improvements.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit The Office of Controller (department) includes general accounting, payroll, accounts payable, travel and direct pay, non-student billing, tax compliance, financial reporting, fixed assets, and capital reporting. The department provides financial, accounting, tax, and management reporting support services to the University. The department is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, supervising and administering all accounting functions related to the operation of UNCW and the integration of the budget and procurement system into the official financial records of the University and for the consolidation and maintenance of university financial records to provide accurate and complete financial data to university management, State and federal agencies.
University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
Special Notes to Applicants PLEASE NOTE: This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date.
EEO Statement At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
Eligibility for Employment Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.