Job Information

University of Utah Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/18/2022

Requisition Number PRN31510B

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-Friday 9a-5p depending upon departmental needs.

VP Area President

Department 01607 - REAL ESTATE 729 ARAPEEN OPS

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $35,000 – $58,400

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Performs repetitive accounting tasks to ensure accuracy of financial statements and balance sheets for all of the department’s activities working with multiple University departments. Maintain and reconciles ledgers and accounts according to generally accepted accounting principles. Tracking, monitoring and establishing University-wide lease recurring monthly payments.


Job Responsibilities:

1. Perform daily accounting function using an extensive chart of accounts and multiple activities including purchase order setup & change orders, coding & submitting invoices to AP or input to EPR and processing weekly tenant deposits.

2. Work directly with building engineers, facility managers, directors, vendors and tenants to ensure efficient processing of all financial transactions.

3. Accurately code and process all financial transactions

4. Submit purchasing requisitions per purchasing guidelines.

5. Coding and Reallocation of all PCard transactions weekly.

6. Coordination of accounting documentation for tenant improvements and billable work orders through billing completion via journal entries or included in tenant monthly rental invoices.

7. Lease Management monthly statement review including communication with University-wide departments and third part landlords.

8. Management Report input for monthly review process, comparing variances to budget and noting differences and expenses for departmental review.

9. Interpret policies and recommend internal controls.

Problem Solving Abilities:

1. Ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and University policies and procedures to a variety of situations.

2. Ability to interpret complex accounting policies and leases to effectively communicate the information in an easily understood manner.

3. Provide analysis of each situation, easily recall past transactions, and use professional judgement to resolve any issue.

4. Recommend process changes to accounting/operations procedures base upon analysis performed and specialized knowledge.

Professional Office Skills:

1. Efficient and professional understanding of timeliness, thoroughness and attention to details.

2. Ability to communicate efficiently and clearly.

3. Work respectively with all levels of the department staff, multiple University departments, vendors and tenants.

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.


Experience with monthly accounting cycles and understanding the importance of time management to accomplish all tasks so monthly reports reflect the departments operations. Possess strong computer skills with experience in MicroSoft Outlook, Word Documents and Excel Worksheets. Perfer experience with PeopleSoft and University AP/AR systems including Ushop, EPR , Deposits, Journal Entries and/or comparable accounting software experience.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( 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.