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University of Utah Health Assistant Controller in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


University of Utah Health is seeking an Assistant Controller!

  • Health Care Experience Highly Preferred

This position assists the Controller in directing the organization's accounting functions.

These functions include: preparing and consolidating financial statements, establishing and maintaining internal controls, managing all aspects of the general ledger, providing monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements, researching accounting issues for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, analyzing and reporting cost variances, serving as a liaison to external auditors, and supervising accounts payable and general accounting departments.

This position has no responsibility for providing direct patient care.

Our ideal candidate has experience in health care, 6+ years of leadership experience, a Master's degree or greater in Accounting, and PeopleSoft experience.

It's been a winning year...

University of Utah Health was ranked 35 th in the nation as one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes in 2018 , and is the only health care provider from the state of Utah to receive the designation.

University of Utah Health credits its employees for its national ranking as a Top 10 Academic Medical Center for quality and safety for NINE consecutive years.

In addition to its placement on the Top 10 list, U of U Health placed fifth for Excellence in Ambulatory Care! This is the fourth year in a row the U has been ranked in the Top 5 for delivering high-quality, patient-centered, efficient and effective outpatient care.

The University of Utah Hospital also received the award for the Best Hospital in Utah in 2018!

Not surprisingly, health care organizations with higher levels of staff engagement also have higher patient satisfaction scores, better staff retention, and a stronger culture of safety. It’s a great place to work and live, and the nation is taking note!

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA


Essential Functions

Job Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Performs to required standards for job specific responsibilities and technical competencies.

Talent Management

  • Hiring, training, developing, and communicating with staff.

Financial Management

  • Responsible for developing, monitoring and achieving budget goals for accounting department.

  • Manages labor and non-labor expenses to budget or flex budget.

  • Manages revenue to budget to maximize potential revenue.

  • EPE/Service

  • Responsible for upholding PROMISE standards of direct reports and team members.


  • Responsible to achieve quality goals for assigned area(s).

  • Manages and promotes continuous process improvements in assigned area(s).

Performance Management

  • Responsible to provide staff feedback on performance, including on-time appraisals and coaching.

  • Responsible to deal with conflicts in a proactive manner and to reach resolution in a timely manner.

Building Relationships

  • Forms positive relationships with staff, peers, and senior leadership to support the mission, vision, values, and performance standards of the organization.

  • Actively engages staff with updates and news as well as involving staff in decisions and work teams. Provides feedback and recognition when appropriate.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Knowledge of GAAP, GASB, accrual base accounting, organizational auditing, fixed asset accounting and tax filing requirements.

  • Ability to keep abreast of current industry events.

  • Extensive knowledge base of different software systems, and have strong usage experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills.

  • Demonstrated advanced Excel skills.


Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related area, or equivalency.

  • Six years of progressively more responsible management experience.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Master's degree in Accounting.

  • PeopleSoft experience.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements


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EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application FAQs

Requisition Number 33303

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 8 - 5

Location Name Business Services Building

Patient Care? No


State UT


Category Accounting/Finance

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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