Job Information

University of Utah Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 02/06/2024

Requisition Number PRN37631B

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

  • Hybrid work opportunity
  • Monday-Friday standard office hours

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01849 - Sch for Cultural & Social Tran

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $50,000-$66,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

About the School for Cultural and Social Transformation:

The School for Cultural and Social Transformation offers interdisciplinary degree and programs in Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Disability Studies and Pacific Islands Studies. Our academic fields explore race and racism, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and sexual identity, (dis)ability, health and global diasporas and how they intersect to shape historical cultural, political and lived realities of groups who have often been marginalized and disenfranchised. Our strength comes from our interdisciplinary and our intersectional approach to contemporary concerns. Our school’s foundation is rooted in historical challenges, and presently, community involvement stands as a fundamental principle. We aim to reshape our communities into fair and equitable environments where everyone can flourish. Our academic programs empower students, regardless of their chosen career paths, to actively participate in tangible real-world transformations.

Working at the University of Utah

The value of being an employee at the University of Utah goes far beyond your base salary, so we encourage you to carefully consider and compare our total package offer. This package includes a variety of excellent employee benefits, including health care coverage, retirement plans, and paid leave time as well as other valuable benefits, services, and programs such as tuition reduction. One example is the U’s retirement benefits which amount to a 14.2% contribution in addition to your annual salary. You may view the U’s total compensation estimator to calculate the approximate value of your total compensation at . If you have any questions on how to use the estimator tool, please contact Human Resources at 801-581-7447.


The School for Cultural and Social Transformation is looking for an eager candidate to fill the accountant role. The accountant will be responsible for:

  • Managing the college level budget while assisting with strategic planning, resource allocation and analysis.
  • Managing the budget and projects for individual faculty, as well as travel budgets for the department.
  • Performing daily reconciliation of the budgets and some accounting functions.
  • Other related duties as needed.

This is a hybrid working opportunity and would be a great position for someone who is looking for more growth and experience within the field of finance and accounting. We encourage you to apply and join our team where both beginners and seasoned professionals are celebrated. Your unique skills, whether you’re starting your career or bringing years of expertise, will make a valuable impact on our success.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field, plus one year related experience or equivalency (two years of related work experience can be substituted for one year of education) 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 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.

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

All qualified individuals are strongly 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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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