Job Information

University of Utah Sr Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/20/2022

Requisition Number PRN33285B

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- 5pm with an hour lunch. CVEEN is participating in campus telecommuting program with one day working remotely.

An evening Zoom call with Pakistan team could occur. Additionally a rare department event participation if additional staff support is needed.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00058 - Civil and Environmental Engin

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 55,000 to 62,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering ( CVEEN ) is seeking a full-time Senior Accountant to join our team. We are seeking someone who is a team player who is communicative, flexible and able to work with multiple teams.

The Senior Accountant will be working with the CVEEN Accounting Team and the USAID HESSA Research Team that is embedded within the department. The effort will be split between the two groups for the duration of the research project, though August 2026. Responsibilities will be to assisting with monthly reporting, projecting balances, research project processing and internal tracking of accounts.

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1. Reconciles department accounts to University books and identifies variances so that corrections can be made.

2. Processes adjustments and transfers on management reports as they are identified.

3. Assists with department budget process and ensures we are reconciled throughout the year.

4. Tracks Evidence of Review completion and follows-up with faculty as needed.

5. Oversees purchase card processing and reconciliation each month. Assists with audit as needed.

6. Assists with USAID HESSA research with reviewing review indirect cost allocations, cost sharing, and journal entries.

7. Manage accounts payable and receivable activities for USAID HESSA subcontracts.

8. Maintain open communication with USAID HESSA Project Director regarding grant management and reporting.

9. Assist with the USAID HESSA monthly financial report and review balances with the Director and other staff. This includes reviewing the monthly data on funding draws from Federal Agencies.

10. Coordinate with HESSA Pakistan Management Unit on purchases and contracts.

11. Implement procedures to communicate, educate, and ensure compliance with policies and applicable grant regulations within the department projects.

12. Monitor compliance with internal policies related to grant funds and any other applicable grant regulations.

13. Assist with department project reporting’s (including USAID HESSA ) and audits.

14. Aids department accounting staff with faculty research accounting responsibilities as needed.

15. Other duties as assigned.

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 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.


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


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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.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.