University of Utah Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/16/2017

Requisition Number PRN14496B

Job Title Financial Analyst

Working Title Financial Analyst

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00930 - Obstetrics/Gynecology Dept Op

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39,300 to 64,349

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The Financial Analyst position expands across a breadth of methodologies and tools in various categories. This position will work closely with the Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Network (OGRN) and deals primarily with clinical research projects. Prepares reports, conducts special projects, and provides analysis to all levels of management.


1.Prepares and interprets management information and other financial reports.

2.Analyzes financial documents, statistical data, historical data and presents to and interprets for management.

3.Participates in the establishment and maintenance of cost accounting systems.

4.Audits accounting systems, reconciles data, and resolves technical problems or recommends solutions when appropriate.

5.Analyzes trends and possible consequences.

6.Recommends and implements improvements that affectOGRNresearch operations, departmental research operations, principal investigators, research coordinators and research staff.

7.Participate within a multidisciplinary team across multiple locations. Develop and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with a wide variety of internal colleagues and customers.

8.Work with theOGRNleadership team to devise and implement research strategies.

9.Provide data and financial analysis toOGRNphysician leadership, as well as to department management.

10.Perform research program and operations analysis.

11.Implement and potentially lead performance improvement initiatives.

12.Assume ownership for working with appropriate groups to address challenges or resolve issues as needed.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Healthcare Administration, or a related field or equivalency; plus two years of related experience. Also required are a thorough knowledge of established accounting principles and practices; spreadsheet and database skills; knowledge of statistics and demonstrated analytical,problem solving, human relation and effective communication skills required.

An advanced degree, such as a Master’s of Business Administration, is preferred. Certain positions may require familiarity with hospital billing systems, Medicare and insurance reimbursement regulations, etc.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


A thorough knowledge of research database processes; established clinical research accounting principles and practices; spreadsheet and database skills; knowledge of statistics and demonstrated analytical, problem solving, human relation and effective communication skills required.

Distinguished candidates will exhibit awareness of research data collection processes (the gathering of data), information analysis (transformation of data to understand its meaning), and vision (the capacity, governance and process to do something with the information). Preference will be given to applicants with previousNIHresearch experience.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.