Senior Accountant

March 26, 2024
Raleigh, NC
First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
(919) 715-0089
Closing Date
Open Until Filled


The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is seeking a Senior Accountant to join a growing Finance Team and primarily focus on the general ledger function of the Association. The Senior Accountant will assist in the establishment and enforcement of proper accounting methods, policies, and principles. The ideal candidate will have experience in administering payroll and implementing new finance systems and processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compile and analyze general ledger account level financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.
  • Reconcile all general ledger accounts to include basic budget and variance analyses and coordinate the completion of monthly financial processing.
  • Review, investigate, and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports; prepare, review, and post general ledger entries and related adjustments.
  • Maintain fixed assets and depreciation schedule; analyze financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital.
  • Review data entry coding; approve and post all accounts receivable and accounts payable. Distribute expenditures, encumbrances, receipts, and receivables according to schedules.
  • Review and ensure timely collection and payment of account to/from customers. Provide guidance on accounts receivable and accounts payable to other department staff as needed.
  • Responsible for the accurate preparation, documentation, distribution, and reconciliation of payroll and the administration of the payroll system; file all required reports to Federal and State agencies; submit benefits and withholding payments to related parties.
  • Maintain system and accurate reporting of the time-off system.
  • Perform monthly reconciliation of all Association bank accounts.
  • Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as NCACC financial policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a general ledger accountant.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in administering payroll.
  • Experience in Great Plains Financial system, or in learning new payroll systems preferred.
  • Familiarity with grants accounting or proven ability to learn.
  • Master of accounting, or equivalent education, and CPA a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
General knowledge of GAAP accounting and budgeting principles, rules, and regulations; general knowledge of accounting terminology, methods, procedures, and equipment; general knowledge of principles and procedures of financial recordkeeping and reporting; ability to perform mathematical computations with speed and accuracy; ability to understand and apply laws and established policies to the maintenance of financial records; ability to prepare complete and accurate reports from various accounting data; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and accounting software; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates. Collaborative and team-oriented and passionate about serving North Carolina.

Certificates and Licenses:
None required.


This role will report to the Director of Accounting and be based at the NCACC office in Raleigh with the option to occasionally work remotely. Typical work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The hiring range for this position is $85,000 - $92,000. TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected].