University of Utah Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 08/21/2018

Requisition Number PRN18131B

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 to 5pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 58400

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

An established accounting professional who has proven to be reliable in their accounting abilities and is trusted to perform accounting duties as assigned in support of the School of Dentistry financial operations. Has demonstrated the ability to forecast, budget, and reconcile. 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.

Responsibilities

1. Maintains and reconciles ledgers and accounts according to generally accepted accounting principles.

2. Assists in preparing and assessing budget, revenue, expense, payroll and journal entries, and other accounting procurement documents.

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

4. Analyzes and forecasts revenue and expenditure trends.

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

6. Responsible for post award accounting and administration for externally funded research projects.

7. Reconcile and prepare payroll distributions based on grant requirements.

8. Reviews and reconciles University management reports and maintains a record of PI approvals as verified by theEOR(Evidence of Review) system.

9. Prepares and analyzes financial information, prepares reports and financial statements based on derived statistics and analysis performed.

10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

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.