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Business Officer

Type: Full-Time Exempt

Compensation: $50-59K/Year

Job Description

AppalCART is accepting applications for the position of Business Officer. Primary focus of the job duties includes payroll, billing, and procurement. Position provides day to day supervision of the Accounting Technician’s responsibilities for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and inventory system.

The Business Officer works under the direction of the Deputy Director of Finance. This individual will perform complex technical work providing financial management through the administration of financials, accounts payable, procurement, purchasing and contracts, and payroll. Billing and maintaining financial accounts and records according to standardized accounting practices and related work as required. Tasks are performed under general supervision of the Deputy Director of Finance and in accordance with established AppalCART finance policies and procedures, and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government and Integrated Mobility Division (Public Transportation of NCDOT).


  • Maintains accounting records to document compliance with local, State, and Federal laws. 

  • Initiates new vendor packet completion which includes completed 

  • Processes monthly, semi-monthly, and weekly billing. Follows up on outstanding receivables, researches and resolves denials for Medicaid/broker billings in a timely manner.

  • Issues and maintains purchases card program, trains card issuers on procedures and restrictions.

  • Preforms inventory counts 

  • Reviews advertisement contracts for accuracy. 

  • Processes payroll, presents payroll to check signers, sends ACH file to bank, distributes payroll advice to employees, sets up payroll records, and processes W-2s.

  • Provides guidance to departments for procurement activities and contract administration. 

  • Assist the Director in the development and collection of Request for Proposals (RFP's).

  • Participate in NCDOT procurement training.

  • Assist in preparation of AppalCART's annual budget.

  • Enter capital assets into fixed asset accounting system. 

  • Reconciles and processes petty cash reports.

  • Serves as back-up for Deputy Director of Finance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of general accounting principles and business practices

  • Ability to analyze, and problem solve

  • General knowledge of office terminology, procedure methods, and equipment

  • Ability to supervise, organize, and evaluate work of financial staff

  • Knowledge of local government, NCDOT Integrated Mobility Division and federal purchasing methods, purchasing thresholds and regulations

  • Knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations

  • Knowledge of Medicaid billings

  • Understanding of internal controls


Bachelor’s degree with coursework in accounting, finance, or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Health Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Annual and Sick leave accrual

  • Paid Holidays

  • Comp-Time for hours worked over 40

  • Employer retirement contributions

Apply Today!

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in joining our team as a Business Officer, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the position, along with the application below. We look forward to reviewing your application.

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  • Open with a PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • If you are unable to download a PDF reader, you are welcome to print and fill out the application. 

  • Signatures are still required even when filling out the application form with Adobe. Please print once the form is filled, then sign and scan the application form

  • Email the Application to or mail it to 305 NC HWY 105 Bypass, Boone, NC 28607

Equal Opportunity Employer

AppalCART is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.


This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. AppalCART makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For more information, read through our EEO Policy.

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