University of Utah Business Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/29/2018

Requisition Number PRN18783B

Job Title Accounting Specialist

Working Title Business Specialist

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00081 - College of Humanities-Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The College of Humanities Dean’s Office is seeking a business specialist. Mutual respect and appreciation are highly valued within the College of Humanities. The ideal candidate can expect to gain experience and training which can translate into a long-term administrative financial career with the University of Utah, a Pac-12 school with fantastic benefits. This position performs a variety of duties that range in level of complexity from clerical accounting such as managing receivables or serving as payroll reporter, to more complex such as reconciling accounts or preparing budget reports.


1.Supports financial functions for the Taft-Nicholson Center and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program.

2.Assists the Development team with deposits and donor stewardship.

3.Prepares UShop orders, electronic payment requests, and office travel reimbursements.

4.Serves as office purchasing card and petty cash custodian.

5.Manages Dean’s office equipment inventory.

6.Manages office e-Journal Entries and purchasing card reallocations.

7.Ensures transactions are accurate and have required back-up documentation.

8.Tracks and reports revenue and expense for selected events & programs. Assists with preparation of various accounting and financial reports.

9.Responds to a variety of accounting-related questions, such as inquiries from faculty administrators, staff, and other payees.

10.May support the college IT team, and newly developed degrees (medical humanities).

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

Associate’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field, plus two years full-time clerical accounting experience or equivalency required. The ability to understand, interpret, and apply University and departmental regulations; demonstrated spreadsheet skills; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience using software programs such as PeopleSoft or Kronos may be required for certain positions.

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

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.