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Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Accountant I

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for an Account I position. This full-time position is responsible for administering the University’s purchasing card program.  This position will also assist accounts payable by reviewing and preparing invoices for payment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all daily aspects of the university purchasing card program. Responsible for new card-holder set up, transaction reconciliation, and evaluating related support documentation to ensure compliance with university policies, and communication of policy non-compliance.
  • Review and manage all payables to ensure applicable sales tax was applied.  Code transactions to appropriate state and county tax accounts.
  • Maintain up-do-date knowledge on NCDOR sales and use tax directives.
  • Review all accounts payable invoices, payment requests, and travel expense reports for accuracy and compliance for input into accounting system.
  • Support Accounts Payable Specialist with investigating, reviewing and responding to internal and external customers regarding payments.
  • Serve as a resource to faculty and staff on accounting issues and procedures.
  • Support and adhere to accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field required
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Current knowledge of the State of NC sales and use tax laws
  • Advanced Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Working knowledge of accounts payable methods
  • Possess initiative, integrity, attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should complete the application using the link below and include a letter of interest and resume with their application submission. Please note that incomplete submissions may not be considered.

Questions regarding the positions can be directed Haley Kendrick, Controller by email to [email protected].