Accountant I

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Facilities Management Department, Finance and Administration

Accountant I

Position #653885 - Requisition #14707

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at*

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Who we are:

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. Read more about us here.

Facilities Management has an opening for a full time University Staff (unclassified) Accountant I position.

Jobs in this career family provide the accounting and financial activities for the University. Functions include general accounting, budget, financial analysis and audit, tax and reporting, accounts payable and receivables, government cost reimbursement, contract administration, cashiering, cash management/ banking, investments, treasury and travel audit.

Professionals at the entry level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.

At the entry level, duties are limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals and are performed in a training and development capacity.

Position Emphasis:

This position provides financial analysis and business operations support for Auxiliary and General Fund operations within the Facilities Management department. Responsibility for additional funds may be included as necessary. Areas supported may include: Parking and Transportation Services, Grounds, Roads, Bookstore, Building Department, the Event Management System, Fleet Management and Inventorying and surveying the space occupied by the Facilities. This position will act as back-up for other accountants in the department as needed.

Examples of Work Performed:

This position provides reporting, analysis, procurement and accounting operational support for the financial management and budgeting of the Building Maintenance and Operations, Construction Services, Mail Center, Postal Unit, Finance and Administration and other areas as needed. The duties include, but are not limited to: processing payments, creating and managing purchasing requisitions, processing journal entries, preparing monthly reports, analyzing data, assisting with budget development and cost study for auxiliary units, creating payroll expense transfers, assisting with monthly uploads from Maximo to PeopleSoft and acts as a back-up for other accountants in the department.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is $41,866 - $48,000 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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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.

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.


What we require:

  • A bachelor's degree in business administration, business, finance, accounting, or a directly related field from an accredited institution
  • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis

What we'd like you to have:
  • 1 year of professional accounting experience
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Excel to develop, revise, and maintain spreadsheets and databases for reporting and tracking purposes for all core activities
  • Experience with University of Colorado reporting, finance, procurement, invoicing and billing systems

What you will need:
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/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 Chimgeh Bataa at [email protected]

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 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: September 26, 2018

Job Category: Finance and Accounting

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration - 60019 - ADM-AVCFO Administration

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 13, 2018

Closing Date: Sep 26, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Robyn Werpy

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00738789





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Posted: 9/14/2018
Application Due: 9/27/2018
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