Job Information

University of Utah Assoc Dir Acct & Finance in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/26/2024

Requisition Number PRN37541B

Job Title Assoc Dir, Acct & Finance

Working Title Assoc Dir Acct & Finance

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 8am to 5pm

VP Area President

Department 00428 - UIT - Network & Comm. Srvs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $85,000/yr. to $130,000/yr. DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Develops and implements policies, programs and financial objectives for assigned departments in relation to accounting and finance functions, including (but not limited to) general accounting, payroll, cost accounting, budget formulation and treasury. Participates in preparing department budgets and in setting department goals. Ensures continuity and quality customer service between University departments and community.


1. Prepare cost analysis by recapitulating material, labor, equipment, subcontractor, and overhead costs occurred in University-wide projects

2. Devise streamlined cost models to calculate target costs for new services

3. Update and maintain existing service cost models; maintain cost estimating tools including databases, spreadsheets, and other computer-based applications

4. Compile, update and maintain departmental historical financial data; automate data collection techniques

5. Interprets results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining

6. Designs, develops, implements and maintains business solutions

7. Works directly with clients and project and business leaders to identify analytical requirements

8. Prepare forecasts that identify the timing of cost model adjustments to ensure the department is meeting its technological road map initiatives

9. Ad hoc business intelligence reports

10. Assist in integrating the Finance department budgets into a high level departmental financial snap shot to track IT spending and identify issues

11. Develop internal financial statements for UIT with relevant financial metrics for management reporting; develop quarterly analytics/variance analysis and discussion to explain financial performance

12. Liaise with budget managers and accountants to understand variances and the full financial picture; be a resource for budget managers and leadership to answer strategic financial questions with specific financial data

13. Coordinate with appropriate higher-level leadership to tie individual organizational goals to UIT -specific financial performance metrics to explain how UIT is supporting the overall goals of the organization

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required. Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred. This position is not responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • CPA
  • Strong Excel skills and able to manage complex spreadsheets
  • Excellent people skills

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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