University of Utah Accounting Clerk in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/03/2018

Requisition Number PRN17101B

Job Title Accounting Clerk

Working Title Accounting Clerk

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 30

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday, flexible hours based on schedule. Core hours must start no later than 9:00am and end no later than 6:00pm. Position may accommodate student school schedules.

VP Area President

Department 00359 - Grants & Contracts Accounting

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.00-12.75 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Processes repetitive and non-repetitive, clerical accounting transactions which require specific knowledge of a wide variety of prescribed accounting codes and classifications. Prepare checks and wires for deposit.


Performs routine front desk clerk tasks for busy central administration department. Performs basic accounting work on a “block of accounts” by following prescribed accounting routines; Prepares journal entries required for the entry of data into the general accounting system; Types statements, reports and correspondence for supervisor’s signature according to specified requirements; Compiles financial and business transaction data from source documents to prepare computer-input forms for processing; Posts items in journal, assigning as debits, or credits to appropriate accounts; Compares computer-printout data against source documents and journal entries to verify accuracy, and prepares input forms to reconcile errors; Communicates verbally and via email with departments across campus to redirect checks and wires to appropriate departments when misdirected toGCA; Maintains and orders adequate quantities of office supplies; Performs other duties as assigned.

This job description 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

One year of experience performing accounting functions and preparing related reports, or equivalency; the ability to use standard office machines, calculators and data input terminals; and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


U of U current/future student preferred but not required

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.