University of Utah Sr Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/02/2018

Requisition Number PRN17687B

Job Title Sr Accountant

Working Title Sr Accountant

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 through Friday, 8am to 5pm

VP Area President

Department 00642 - Technology Commercialization

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39300 to 50000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Performs accounting tasks such as invoicing, collections, very detailed Accounts Payable processing, reconciliations, cash receipts, POs, preparing financial entries and reporting. Reviews and analyzes general ledger account balances. Uses enterprise accounting software for payment and receivables processing.


1.Preparation of detailed invoicing, management of Accounts Receivable and collections.

2.Prepares pro forma reports, exception reports and University required reports.

3.Manages finance aspects of department database, reconciles department’s activities to other source records and corrects variances.

4.Reviews contracts for ongoing compliance and follow up.

5.Works on complex transactions ensuring accuracy, proper approvals and timely action.

6.Generates and loads journals into accounting system. Edits and corrects journals.

7.Assists with year-end closing to ensure adjustments and accruals are properly recorded.

8.Serves as accounting liaison for assigned departments. Answers questions, corrects errors, resolves accounting related issues and provides financial or other information as requested.

9.Prepares ad hoc reports and analysis.

10.Interprets policies, ensures compliance and recommends internal controls.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field or equivalency, plus two years professional accounting experience. Also required are a thorough knowledge of established accounting principles and practices, knowledge of accounting software, advanced spreadsheet skills, the ability to write queries and macros and demonstrated analytical, problem solving, human relations and effective communication skills.

Certifications as a Certified Public Accountant may be preferred for certain positions.


Experience with PeopleSoft highly desirable as is experience in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

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.