Job Information

University of Utah PS Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 01/05/2024

Requisition Number PRN37329B

Job Title PS Accountant

Working Title PS Accountant

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 01167 - HCI Clinical Trials Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 58400

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This is a financial position in the Clinical Trials Office at Huntsman Cancer Institute. The role of this team is to ensure that our awarded sponsor contracts are managed as negotiated. This position will reconcile all the financial activity from monthly management reports for our growing clinical trial portfolio. This position will be responsible to prepare invoices to sponsors on a quarterly basis as well as monitoring the aging schedule of outstanding invoices. This is a high-volume position that requires a high level of organization and attention to detail. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in patient billing accounting experience and clinical research

HuntsmanCancer Institute is committed to cancer prevention, care, and survivorship for all communities within the area we serve – which includes Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming – with impact worldwide. Partnerships with individuals, communities, and many other entities are crucial to our work. Huntsman Cancer Institute values cancer-related health equity and inclusion as integral to our guiding principle to serve our patients and their communities, and our commitment to foster a culture of belonging for all within our organization.

In your cover letter or during your interview process, we invite you to share how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you to serve as a member of our team as we work to reduce the cancer burden experienced by all people and communities. This may include description of your prior experiences related to research, prevention, clinical care, community engagement/outreach, training, administration, or other areas relevant to Huntsman Cancer Institute’s mission and this position.

Learn more: https://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/about-us/equity-diversity-inclusion

Responsibilities

This position:

· Reconciles revenue and expense activity of 200+ clinical trials on a monthly basis. Identifies and researches discrepancies and missing activity using various software systems as well as internal and external contacts.

· Invoices patient activity and maintenance fees to study sponsors on a quarterly basis.

· Posts payments from sponsors to the appropriate studies. Researches payment discrepancies and contacts study sponsors to work through issues.

· Continually monitors and follows up on past-due invoices.

· Interprets contracts and builds new study financial templates. Updates templates as contracts are amended.

· Prepares financial statements and status reports for the CTO . Prepares financial statements for individual investigators. Identifies potential issues to bring to the attention of the team lead.

· Creates and tracks Campus Orders for IRB fees, Cost Transfers, Payment Requests, CTO Purchase Orders, etc. as needed. Files as needed.

· Assists with special projects and team coverage.

A successful candidate will have the following traits:

· Strong reconciliation background and confident Excel skills.

· Good written and verbal communication skills. Able to document complex information quickly and thoroughly.

· Demonstrated consistency, critical thinking, and dedication to quality while working with detailed and varied tasks.

· Adheres to established processes while remaining open to process improvement and change.

· Professional demeanor and positive attitude.

· Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of related work experience.

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 Accounting, Finance or a related field, plus one year related experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required. A thorough understanding of general ledger accounting practices, cost analysis and accounting principles, as well as demonstrated analytical, problem solving, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Knowledge of PeopleSoft or Access databases may be preferred in some areas.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

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.

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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

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