Job Information

University of Utah Accounting Supervisor in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/18/2023

Requisition Number PRN36103B

Job Title Supervisor, Accounting

Working Title Accounting Supervisor

Job Grade F

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

UMB Office Hours; M-F 8:00am to 4:30pm Mountain Time

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00209 - Univ Medical Billing - Oper

Location Other

City Other

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $65,000-$75,000/yr.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

University Medical Billing ( UMB ) is a fully remote department that is viewed as the premier billing office for the University of Utah School of Medicine, serving over 1,800 providers and 30 different specialties across Utah and surrounding states. We strive to be a great place to work while providing the best service to our customers. Our leaders and employees value collaboration, innovation, and accountability, and believe a successful candidate will exemplify these attributes too.

We are looking for an experienced Accountant to join our leadership team. As the Accounting Supervisor , you will supervise professional and clerical accounting personnel performing specialized or general accounting functions and clinical tasks. In this role, you will perform complex accounting tasks such as preparing balance sheet reconciliations, cash uploads, bank reconciliation, month end closing entries and approvals, and review and approve various accounting transactions.

Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background check and the adherence to departmental policies, including UMB’s Telecommuting Agreement which requires a distraction-free and HIPAA compliant workplace, cameras on for all virtual calls/meetings, and the ability to work during office hours or assigned shift (M-F, approximately 8am to 5pm Mountain Time) regardless of what time zone you live in. Additionally, new hires are required to provide their own monitors (two) and reliable internet service.

Compensation & Benefits

The stating salary for this position is $65,000 to $75,000/yr., depending on experience. Members of UMB are eligible for a bonus based on department performance. All team members are eligible for the University’s comprehensive benefit package that includes 90% employer-paid medical insurance, a generous 14.2% retirement contribution, reduced tuition, PTO and holiday pay, and more!


Essential Functions

  1. Ensures that the accounting data is accurately entered into the University’s general accounting system and that University, Federal and State policies are adhered to in this process.
  2. Oversees collection of data for financial or accounting reports.
  3. Monitors individual contributor work assignments to ensure equal workloads and that deadlines and schedules are met.
  4. Schedules and reviews individual contributor work, correcting errors and providing technical guidance as needed. Trains newly assigned and less experienced personnel.
  5. Establishes new accounting policies and procedures. Interprets policies and recommends internal controls.
  6. Recommends methods of improving operational effectiveness of the department.
  7. Advises campus departments on University financial system and accounting questions and procedures.
  8. Reviews financial information to determine whether transactions are proper, legal or misclassified.
  9. Reviews and approves campus orders, check requests and journal entries.
  10. Prepares University financial statements and reports, audit reports, and bank reconciliation.
  11. Reviews large transactions for accuracy, sufficient funding and proper approvals.
  12. Participates in internal and external audit processes.
  13. Request complex queries and reports.
  14. May supervise complex accounting processes, such as reconciliation of all University bank accounts.
  15. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience), and three years of progressively more responsible accounting experience. Thorough knowledge of established accounting principles and practices, knowledge of accounting software, advances spreadsheet skills, supervisory skills, and demonstrated analytical, problem solving, human relations and effective communications skills required.

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


An especially qualified candidate will also possess the following:

  • Certified Public Account ( CPA ) or intent to complete certification within one year.
  • Experience creating a cohesive team environment and structure. Experience providing direction to others, delegating, and removing obstacles for others to complete work.
  • Experience developing others to meet career and organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated experience managing conflict effectively.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize projects to complete commitments, manage time, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to make good and timely decisions that keep the department moving forward.
  • Ability to gain confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Ability to forecast future opportunities and translate them into impactful strategies.

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

While UMB is a remote department and this role will be performed remotely, interested applicants should note the following:

  • This role is expected to work during UMB office hours which are Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm Mountain Time.
  • The University of Utah is committed to providing jobs to individuals located in Utah, and sees remote roles like this as an opportunity to provide amazing employment opportunities to those living in remote areas of the state. As such, Utah-based applicants may be prioritized in the screening process.
  • At this time, the University of Utah is unable to employ individuals living in California, Colorado, New York, Oregon, or Washington.

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( 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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.