University of Utah Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/01/2017

Requisition Number PRN14372B

Job Title Financial Analyst

Working Title Financial Analyst

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 hrs/wk

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00848 - Pediatric Administration

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $39,300 to $64,349 DOE

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Administration at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Financial Analyst. The Financial Analyst provides a full range of financial services to assigned divisions within the Department of Pediatrics. The Financial Analyst prepares financial reports, conducts special projects, prepares annual budgets and provides financial analysis to all levels of management. The Financial Analyst is able to manage a complex workload of multiple divisions and is effective and efficient in coordinating with division chiefs and other division managers and staff.


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

2.Analyzes trends and possible consequences.

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

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

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

6.Recommends and implements improvements that affect accounting systems and departmental operations.

7.Prepares, monitors and provides reports for departmental/divisional budgets.

8.Prepares grant budgets and provides assistance with grant proposals.

9.May provide training on financial issues or procedures or provide guidance to more junior staff.

10.Researches and prepares necessary revenue, expense, payroll, journal entries and other accounting procurements and/or corrections.

11. May participate in the hiring process for junior positions as necessary.

12.Independently determines the type and nature of analysis to be used to obtain the desired information or results, including data to be collected, analysis methods, presentation, format and report structure.

13.All accounting procedures in accordance withGAAPandNIH, State, Private, Foundation and University policies (dependent upon the policies surrounding specified funding sources).

14.Able to organize and prioritize multiple projects, determining the best course of action or appropriate resources needed to complete a project or address a problem, obtaining valid data and creating clear and understandable reports that reflect the data being sought. These challenges may be resolved due to central financial team collaboration. Cross-training is necessary to ensure that, if time-sensitive assignments are received, other co-workers may assist in ensuring that all work is completed.

15.Participates in meetings held with colleagues to discuss changes in financial accounting standards, changes to the department and to discuss various issues and resolution techniques.

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.


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.