Library Purchasing Analyst

Department/Agency of position: 
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Finance Department
Location of position: 
Charlotte, NC
$17.47 – $22.93 hourly
Date Posted: 
Monday, November 13, 2017
Closing Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Job Description: 

This position is responsible for procurement of good and services for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Essential duties include but are not limited to: •Reviewing and interpreting State and local procurement policy •Processing purchasing requests •Vendor management •Pricing research •Inventory management •P-Card system analysis and monthly reconciliations •Budget management for enterprise purchasing accounts •Special projects related to financial activities •May assist with monitoring grant budgets for fiscal compliance •Participates in compliance related activities such as annual audits •Serves as a back-up to other members on the small Library finance team in functions such as AP, Payroll, Financial Reporting, and Cash/Treasury Management when need arises Knowledge of: •Budgetary principles •Federal, State, and local laws, rules and regulations including North Carolina government purchasing laws •Government accounting procedures •Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Skilled in: •Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. •Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. •Talking to others with a non-finance background with an ability to convey financial information effectively. •Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. •Using mathematics to solve problems. •Accounting systems

Abilities: •Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. •Applied Learning – Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner. •Decision Making – Identifying and understanding issues, problem and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probably consequences. •Attention to Detail – achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved. Provides accurate and consistent reports through a thorough self-review of all work products.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Four years of experience directly related to the area of assignment, Associate’s degree in Accounting or related degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.