Job Information

University of Utah Accounting Clerk in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/23/2022

Requisition Number PRN30690B

Job Title Accounting Clerk

Working Title Accounting Clerk

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 30-40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Our office is open 8-5. I will work with the employee on a schedule that works for them between 30-40 hours (full-time benefited). Schedule to be agreed upon at time of hire.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00127 - Physics and Astronomy

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.00-17.25

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Accounting Clerk plays a critical role in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (lovingly referred to as PandA). While you would be working in the PandA Accounting Office – a background in accounting is not mandatory. The primary duties of this job are making purchases for faculty, staff, and students and charting these to the appropriate account: assigning accounts to purchases others make: and collecting and archiving purchasing documents. This is an entry-level position and training will be provided for the candidate that presents with the best aptitude.

If you can demonstrate you are a quick learner, feel free to substitute 1 year of experience of account for one year in customer service or detailed oriented work when asked about experience. Answering ‘no’ will prevent your application from advancing to my review.

This is a great opportunity for the right person. We provide a supportive and inclusive work environment – holding a high bar for performance – valuing the individual and their contributions to our work together as a team.

HR generic job summary: Processes repetitive and nonrepetitive, clerical accounting transactions which require specific knowledge of a wide variety of prescribed accounting codes and classifications.


Purchasing: charging and allocating purchases to designated accounts and sub-accounts – per supervisor designation. Running financial queries and reports. Review monthly transaction and identify and correct errors. Billing and financial transfers as needed. Deposit checks. Work in service of a diverse group faculty, students, and staff. Reception, phone, and shared email. Follow transactions from start to finish. Strong communication and analytical skills required. Preference will be give to those who also have experience and aptitude with Excel.

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.


Excel, book keeping, purchasing, and accounting experience preferred. Bring mindful examples of areas where your experience best matches the duties as described above.

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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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.