University of Utah Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/18/2018

Requisition Number PRN16940B

Job Title Accountant

Working Title Accountant

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 hrs/wk

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Occasional weekend and after hours required.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $31,600 to $51,699 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Maintains and reconciles clinical trial accounts according to the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) standard operating procedures, accounting principles and University guidelines. Prepares and analyzes financial information; produces trial status reports and financial statements based upon operating data analysis.


•Prepares real-time financial snapshots of each clinical trial account by performing monthly reconciliation and reporting results toCTOmanagement.

•Streamlines clinical trial budget development, preliminary account setup, invoicing, study close-out, and other processes.

•Utilizes financial information in PeopleSoft to update internal runsheets and prepares monthly financial reports.

•Performs Internal Financial Review for all uTRAC applications managed by theCTO.

•Prepares, submits and guides the electronic journal entry billing submissions for allCTOservice lines.

•Reviews coordinator effort report preparation, updatesCTObilling database and reviews all client and sponsor invoices.

•Reviews billing processes and analyzes billing error trends; reports on findings and issues recommendations for improvement.

•Performs other related accounting duties as assigned.

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.


Familiarity with University of Utah systems, projects, chartfields and accounting processes preferred.

Applicants will be screened according to preferences.

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.