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University of Utah Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 02/26/2021

Requisition Number PRN25398B

Job Title Accountant

Working Title Accountant

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area President

Department 00336 - KUEN/Utah Education Network

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $40,000/yr. - $46,000/yr. DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Maintains and reconciles ledgers and accounts according to generally accepted accounting principles. Prepares reports and financial statements based upon derived statistics and analysis performed.

This is a Category I position: Mandatory Required on Campus or at Health Care Facilities.

Main Campus staff: Employees and/or functions designated as mandatory, requiring employees to be physically located on campus in order to maintain campus systems and operations if they are healthy without COVID symptoms.

U of U Health Academics Faculty and Staff: All employees necessary for the direct on-site support of clinical operations, patient care, and essential research activities if they are healthy without COVID -19 symptoms.


Performs a variety of accounting activities, including, but not limited to the following:

l.Analyzes and monitors budgets and expenditures for compliance with fiscal accountability and reporting requirements. Tracks and reports revenue and expenditures.

2.Reviews circuit inventory, pay invoices, work with internet vendors and track billing activity.

3.Works in UShop to create purchase orders and pay invoices.

4.Reviews expense and accounting documents for accuracy and appropriate approvals; analyzes to ensure transactions are charged to the appropriate accounts. Makes correcting entries as necessary.

5.Reconciles general ledger and supporting journal entries.

6.Assists with asset management; helps track and control department equipment inventory

7.Aids with preparation of annual external audits.

8.May supervise or train lower level accounting staff.

9.Performs other duties as required and assigned within the department


The Accountant follows University policies and procedures and follows applicable state and IRS guidelines. The incumbent refers issues outside of policy or not covered by policy to the supervisor.

The Accountant has the authority to determine correct account numbers, and ensure correct accounting procedures are followed. The incumbent answers questions from staff and vendors on invoice status, payroll problems, etc., and must be able to meet deadlines and establish priorities.

Challenges encountered by employees in this position include communicating effectively with various University departments. Reports prepared must be in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and federal, state and University policies and procedures.


This position has the authority to analyze, document and report the financial stability or instability of accounts using generally accepted accounting principles. This position works under general supervision to complete assigned work. Day-to-day work is performed independently by following established procedures and regulations. Assignments are received with general instructions on desired results but without specific instruction on methods.


The UETN Accountant reports to the UETN Financial Management Analyst.

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 Accounting, Finance or a related field, plus one year related experience or equivalency required. A thorough understanding of general ledger accounting practices, cost analysis and accounting principles, as well as demonstrated analytical, problem solving, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Knowledge of PeopleSoft or Access databases may be preferred in some areas.

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”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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