Job Information

University of Utah Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/23/2021

Requisition Number PRN27773B

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

Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00845 - Orientation and Transition

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $40,000 - $44,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Office of Orientation & Transition is hiring for an Accountant who will maintain and reconcile ledgers and accounts according to generally accepted accounting principles. Prepares and analyzes financial information, prepares reports and financial statements based upon derived statistics and analysis performed. The Office of Orientation & Transitions Core Values of the office include: Embrace and Drive Change, Work as a team to Build Community, Pursue Growth and Learning, and Advocate for Social Justice. For more information about the office visit


1. Prepares and assesses budget, revenue, expense, payroll and journal entries, and other accounting documents.

2. Analyzes and monitors budgets and expenditures for compliance with fiscal accountability and reporting requirements.

3. Analyzes and forecasts revenue and expenditure trends.

4. Reconciles balance sheets, cash, general ledger, payroll accounts and supporting journal entries.

5. Develops accounting systems and documents to support the input and handling of financial data and reports.

6. Interacts with internal and external auditors and participates in auditing projects.

7. Interfaces with internal and external entities regarding financial transactions and/or functions (e.g. refunds, vendors, communications, etc.)

8. Assists with department financial transactions (e.g. Travel, Purchasing Cards, Procurements, invoices, and e-commerce).

9. Cross trains with Administrative Assistant and serves as a support to their role.

10. Trains administrative staff regarding University and department financial policies.

11. Supports payroll functions in addition to managing time card data (via Kronos) and accounting reports.

12. Assists with program support when necessary.

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.

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

Priority Review Date October 27, 2021

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.