Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: May 27, 2023
The department of Grants & Contracts Accounting is looking for a curious detail-oriented person to become a team member in support of the research mission at the University of Utah. This position performs a variety of duties that range in level of complexity from clerical accounting duties such as managing receivables, to more complex duties such as preparing invoices and financial reports or reconciling accounts. Along with a career filled with purpose and opportunity, the University of Utah offers an excellent benefits package https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/.4
Associate's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field, plus two years full-time clerical accounting experience or equivalency required. The ability to understand, interpret, and apply University and departmental regulations; demonstrated spreadsheet skills; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience using software programs such as PeopleSoft or Kronos may be required for certain positions.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
1. Maintains and reconciles accounts and makes journal entries as necessary. Tracks and reports revenue and expenditures on sponsored research projects.
2. Reviews expense and accounting documents for accuracy, appropriate approvals and ensures transactions are charged to correct budget accounts.
3. Manages sponsored project accounts receivable, including invoice preparation, bank deposits and aging reports. Interacts with project Sponsor to resolve discrepancies or recover aging accounts receivables.
4. Works with departments to close projects, correct accounting errors and resolve any issues that arise.
5. Creates refund check requests when needed.
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.
Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field is preferred. Experience in higher education or state government is a plus. A thorough understanding of the rules and regulations associated with federal, state and private grants and contracts in a university environment is strongly preferred. The ability to work independently, effectively and efficiently under pressure. Ability to communicate effectively in person, on the telephone and in writing.
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
Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu
For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/
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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.
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