Job Information

University of Utah Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 09/20/2022

Requisition Number PRN32417B

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

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Opportunities for a remote or hybrid telework schedule may be available if supported by operational needs.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00848 - Pediatric Administration

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $39,300 - $64,349

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Administration at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Financial Analyst. The Financial Analyst provides a full range of financial services to assigned divisions within the Department of Pediatrics. The Financial Analyst prepares financial reports, conducts special projects, prepares annual budgets and provides financial analysis to all levels of management. The Financial Analyst is able to manage a complex workload of multiple divisions and is effective and efficient in coordinating with division chiefs and other division managers and staff.

The Department of Pediatrics is the second largest department in the University of Utah School of Medicine and one of the largest pediatric departments in the country. We are committed to improving the lives of children through excellence in advocacy, education, research, and clinical care. For more information about the Department of Pediatrics, please visit: http://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/ . Mutual respect and appreciation are highly valued in the department.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage (https://www.hr.utah.edu/forms/lib/SummaryComparisonEmployeeHCP.pdf) at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/retire\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/paidLeave.php)
  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/tuition.php) for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/fsa.php)
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at www.hr.utah.edu/benefits

Responsibilities

Essential Functions / Responsibilities

1. Prepares and interprets management information and other financial reports.

2. Analyzes trends and possible consequences.

3. Analyzes financial documents, statistical data, historical data and presents and interprets for management.

4. Participates in the establishment and maintenance of cost accounting systems.

5. Audits accounting systems, reconciles ledger and payroll data and resolves technical problems; recommends solutions when appropriate.

6. Recommends and implements improvements that affect accounting systems and departmental operations.

7. Prepares, monitors and provides reports for departmental/divisional budgets.

8. Prepares grant budgets and provides assistance with grant proposals.

9. Provides training on financial issues and procedures; provides guidance to more junior staff.

10. Researches and prepares necessary revenue, expense, payroll, journal entries and other accounting procurements and/or corrections.

11. Independently determines the type and nature of analysis to be used to obtain the desired information or results, including data to be collected, analysis methods, presentation, format and report structure.

12. Remains compliant with all accounting procedures in accordance with GAAP and NIH , State, Private, Foundation and University policies (dependent upon the policies surrounding specified funding sources).

13. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects, determining the best course of action or appropriate resources needed to complete a project or address a problem, obtaining valid data and creating clear and understandable reports that reflect the data being sought.

14. Collaborates with centralized financial team to address issues, challenges and trends.

15. Participates in meetings held with colleagues to discuss changes in financial accounting standards, changes within the department, and various issues and resolution techniques.

Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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; 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.

Preferences

Preferences

  • Previous experience in research accounting strongly preferred

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)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) 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.