Tech Ops/Area Accounting Technician III (ATIII)

This Accounting Technician III will provide technical accounting support to the Area Accounting and Technical Operations work areas. This position will process Chartfield requests, ensure integrity of general accounting financial data by reviewing post-audit reports, manage monthly and year-end reporting, and complete special projects, as assigned. Tasks will be assigned to this position in order to help General Accounting maintain consistent and effective customer service and to keep workflows from stagnating when staffing issues arise.

Who we are:

CCO is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the university is preserved through proper financial accounting and reporting. Our focus is on maintaining compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, as well as contract requirements for sponsored projects. We provide oversight, assistance and training in the administration of financial stewardship on behalf of the University of Colorado Boulder.

We work closely with CU departments, campus constituents, and other CU system-wide offices in a collaborative and exciting team environment.

What your key responsibilities will be:

Ensure integrity of general accounting financial data
  • Utilize various monthly reports to identify accounting transactions such as abnormal balances, unchanged balances, items in payroll suspense, and credits to expense to establish whether these are in compliance with NACUBO, GASB, GAAP, and University policies and procedures
  • Determine appropriate actions for each transaction and document and communicate any necessary corrections
  • Recommend needed improvements to the software system or tools used for this work duty

Chartfield Requests
  • Review Chartfield requests for new and existing FOPPs and/or speedtypes, checking requests for completeness and accuracy
  • Verifies that financial activity, assets, liability, and encumbrance balances are cleared before inactivation
  • Ensure that Chartfield requests are in compliance with NACUBO, GASB, GAAP, and University guidelines and processes the requests within the Finance System
  • Manage the Chartfield Request Access database, which tracks requests and produces Chartfield metrics for the Campus Controller's Office
  • Recommend needed improvements to the Finance System or other software tools used to process, record, and research Chartfield Requests

Inactive Speedtype Balance Support
  • Create a report, monthly, of inactive speedtypes that have asset, liability, or encumbrance balances
  • Reactivate the inactive speedtypes that have asset, liability, or encumbrance balances in the Finance System
  • Contact and work with departments to clear balances
  • initiate and process a re-inactivation for the speedtype once balances are cleared
  • Recommend needed improvements to the software system or tools used for this work duty

Monthly and Year-end Reporting
  • Create and distribute monthly and year-end trial balance, ID account, unchanged balance, abnormal balance, post-audit, and credit to expense reports
  • May be responsible for running reports to aid loan fund accountant

Special Projects
  • This position will take on special projects, as needed by General Accounting, to help facilitate fluctuating accounting duties

What you should know:

The CCO is very busy at fiscal year-end; therefore, no vacations will be approved for the month of July.

What we can offer:

The anticipated starting salary for this position is $3,585 per month or $43,020.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What we require:

Must be a current Colorado Resident.

Three years of full time equivalent technical accounting experience.


Two years of college, university or non-correspondence business school which included eighteen (18) semester credit hours of accounting can substitute for up to two years of the required experience.

If using an educational substitution, a transcript or proof of degree must be submitted with your application on

What you will need:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to follow policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Motivated, proactive, and self-starting
  • Problem solving skills (ability to work through problems)
  • Strong time management and organizational skills

What we'd like you to have:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • 1 year of Fund Accounting experience
  • Prior experience reconciling accounts
  • 2 years of customer service experience

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by August 14, 2017.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part time work.
3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.

4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.

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Job Category: Finance and Accounting

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10519 - Campus Controller's Office

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 4, 2017

Closing Date: Aug 14, 2017

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00002825