Finance and Accounting Professional

Aurora, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at*

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine - Department of Pathology

Professional Finance Assistant

Position #730200 - Requisition #07707

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Job Summary:

This full-time, University Staff (non-classified) Finance Assistant (Finance and Accounting Professional) position is responsible for providing professional financial support services to the Department of Pathology by designing, implementing, and maintaining a variety of administrative systems and processes and advising faculty, staff and students on the proper interpretation of relevant administrative and fiscal policies and procedures. Position emphasizes the relevance and integrity of accounting systems.

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Develop, implement and/or update internal processes and procedures and track and reconcile accounts payable, travel expenses, vouchers, and purchase requests.
  • Implement and maintain accounting systems which reflects the Departments financial condition for the Department's DFA and external compliance.
  • Interpret, analyze, evaluate, and investigate financial transactions.
  • Manage sources of funding and speed-types.
  • Generate reports that apply accounting theory, methods principles and practices.
  • Create, maintain and distribute financial reports.
  • Utilize electronic Finance systems to manage finances, budgets, accounting functions, payroll, etc.
  • Utilize electronic software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Initiate letters and correspondence.
  • Manage schedules and maintain electronic and manual filing systems.
  • Enter, track and analyze data.
  • Provide finance system training to Department faculty and staff which include recommendations, implementation and advising.
  • Uses customer feedback from faculty and staff to breakdown problems, analyze possible solutions, create new process and procedures for addressing issues and utilizes best judgement to determine the practical course of action for financial and accounting issues.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is $40,482 - $67,470 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or in a related field.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or in a related field. Four years of closely related financial management support experience may substitute for the bachelor's degree.
  • One year of experience providing financial management support which included processing, managing and monitoring expense accounts and reimbursements.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with financial record keeping and accounting systems (i.e. PeopleSoft Finance system or similar software).
  • Experience monitoring, analyzing and tracking financial data related to internal budgets and finances.
  • Experience providing administrative support to faculty, staff, and students within in a higher education and/or medical education environment.
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Word to develop, edit and update reports, statistics, letters, correspondence etc.
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Excel and Access to create, revise, improve and maintain spreadsheets, statistics, financial reports, database, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written form which includes the ability to check for typographical, grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Experience working with and managing sensitive and confidential information.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written form which includes the ability to check for typographical, grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Knowledge and experience with financial record keeping and accounting systems (i.e. PeopleSoft Finance system or similar software).
  • Attention to detail and the ability to verify the accuracy of your work
  • Critical thinking and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Matt Bilby at

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Finance and Accounting

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20112 - SOM-Pathology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 7, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Matt Bilby

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00730200


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