Job Information

University of Utah Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/24/2023

Requisition Number PRN34679B

Job Title Financial Analyst

Working Title Financial Analyst

Job Grade E

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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00213 - CVRTI

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 50000 to 70000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Financial Analyst will be a member of the Service Core Team at the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute ( CVRTI ) at the University of Utah Health Sciences Campus. The CVRTI integrates professors and trainees across academic departments to nucleate a campus wide cell-to-bedside approach in cardiovascular education and research and includes 16 investigator faculty members with independent laboratories.

This position assists Principal Investigators (PI) by performing administrative and technical functions associated with grants and contracts (pre- and post- award) from external funding sources with basic oversight. The administrative officer also serves as a liaison to the Office of Sponsored Projects ( OSP ), Institutional Review Board ( IRB ), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee ( IACUC ), the Office of the Vice President and Research, and other campus entities as necessary.

The successful candidate will have strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and time management skills and have the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects. The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented self-starter with a strong orientation towards customer service, will possess superior organizational skills, will display the ability to meet deadlines while working independently. Knowledge of Excel is a must.


  • With basic oversight from a supervisor, handles the administrative matters relating to the maintenance of PI’s external funding including award set-up, modification, and post-award maintenance for the department’s most common sponsors.
  • Prepares and analyzes financial reports and statistical data and presents to and interprets for management.
  • Participates in the establishment and maintenance of cost accounting systems.
  • Provides basic support for activity tracking administrative tasks.
  • Monitors budgets and expenditures to ensure limitations are not exceeded.
  • Makes budgetary recommendations and adjustments.
  • Projects cost estimates and writing assigned portions of grant proposals.
  • Coordinates details such as purchasing activities, personnel actions, document control, account coding for financial transactions and overseeing the maintenance of departmental records.
  • Reviews changes in university policy, federal regulations and contractual requirements and coordinates implementation procedures.
  • May develop departmental procedures as needed.
  • Interface effectively with internal and external professionals.
  • Serves as a liaison between the P.I. or his/her support staff and other University departments throughout the period of the grant or contract.

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

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Healthcare Administration, or a related field or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); plus two years of related experience. Also required are a thorough knowledge of established accounting principles and practices; spreadsheet and database skills; knowledge of statistics and demonstrated analytical, problem solving, human relation and effective communication skills required.

An advanced degree, such as a Master’s of Business Administration, is preferred. Certain positions may require familiarity with hospital billing systems, Medicare and insurance reimbursement regulations, etc.

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 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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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.

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