Finance & Business Professional

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DescriptionThe Office of University Risk Management is responsible for affirmative control and minimization of risk, promoting a strong proactive loss prevention program, and using aggressive leading edge concepts to insure the safety of students, employees and others as well as protecting the assets and income of each system campus.

Position Summary:
The Finance & Business Professional is responsible for assisting with financial duties related to the mission of University Risk Management (URM). This position helps in the management of financial claim transactions to promote an effective consolidated risk management program. University Risk Management is subject to scheduled audits, and this position is a significant component of those audits. The Finance & Business Professional is responsible for supporting and enhancing the risk management programs to address the distinctive activities of a public research university. Working within the University’s consolidated risk management program, the Finance & Business Professional must cooperatively and collaboratively work with many offices and departments within the University of Colorado system. This position is required to demonstrate professional customer service while addressing telephone inquiries from claimants, campus representatives, attorneys and other parties, etc. This position is exempt from the State of Colorado Classified System and reports to the Assistant Director of Finance & Administration.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs reconciliations as part of the monthly claim process, to include:
    • Ensuring that all payment transactions match with loss runs.
    • Confirming all financial transactions have been recorded accurately along with all supporting documentation.
  • Manages claim payment process to ensure integrity of vendor and payment data in the risk management information system (RMIS), including interface with medical bill review (MBR) provider and 1099 reporting.
  • Prepares and submits accurate and timely reports to regulatory agencies.
  • Assists in the management of departmental purchasing, procurement, and accounts payable activities, including purchase requisitions and purchase orders.
  • Tracks licensing and contract renewals.
  • Adheres to Procurement Card policies by obtaining adequate documentation for every transaction, providing explanation of business purpose, promptly allocating charges to appropriate accounts, and submitting the P-Card expense report to the Approving Official.
  • Collaborates on fiscal administrative duties including internal transfers and allocations, bank reconciliations, check requests, and bank deposits.
  • Provides primary administrative support to the Associate Vice President including calendar management. Also includes coordinating other URM-related meetings.
  • Provides administrative back-up support for other office personnel and participates in shared duties of unit team members, includes but not limited to:
    • Analyzing incoming incident reports and determine the type of claim, and other pertinent data for entry into the Risk Information Management System.
    • Professional administrative functions
    • Working with all campuses to ensure accurate claim data is obtained and entered in a timely manner. Requires knowledge of and adherence to regulatory timelines for compliance with the Division of Workers’ Compensation rules and regulations.
  • Works closely and cooperatively with associates within University Risk Management for the development and implementation of policies and procedures that support an overall University strategy to manage the cost of providing asset and income loss protection and risk financing.
  • Manages special projects as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:
  • Knowledge of accounting, finance, and purchasing procedures.
  • Skilled in and ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Skilled in and ability to employ multiple systems in the tracking, modeling and analysis of financial information.
  • Skilled in and ability to proofread and/or create documents for clarity and consistency of information, format documents, ability to check for typographical, grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with employees and campus departments.
  • Ability to interact effectively with others at all levels and to exercise confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle highly confidential matters and material with discretion.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive professional interactions with university constituencies at all levels (e.g., students, staff, faculty, and management), and external entities (e.g., the public, service providers, insurance companies, and other state or professional agencies), through various modes of contact, including telephone, email, hard-copy written correspondence, and in-person.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to be flexible and be able to maintain positive working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in order to maintain a positive work environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
Who we are: System Administration, which also houses the Office of the President, is located in the uptown neighborhood of Denver with an office in Broomfield and a few smaller offices located on the campuses. However, this position is located in Denver. Many of our departments support the educational and research missions of the four University of Colorado campuses. We provide diverse opportunities for professional development, innovation, and collaboration with talented staff and faculty.

For full consideration, completed applications must be received by Monday, October 7, 2019.

The starting salary for this position is $50,000 and is commensurate with skill and experience.

Benefits: The University of Colorado offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical: Multiple plan options
  • Dental: Multiple plan options
  • Additional Insurance: Disability, Life, Vision and Wellness 
  • Retirement 401(a) Plan: Employer contributes 10% of your gross pay
  • Paid Time Off: Accruals over the year
    • Vacation Days: 22
    • Sick Days: 15
    • Holiday Days: 10
  • Tuition Benefit: System employees have the benefit on all campuses 
  • ECO Pass: RTD Bus and light rail service
  • Additional Perks & Programs: Click here to access a few more Perks and Programs. 

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QualificationsMinimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent professional experience. (The educational requirement may be substituted by professional experience on a year for year basis).
  • One (1) year of experience in finance or accounting.
  • Ability to travel to campuses.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional experience in higher education and/or Colorado public entity risk management, risk management, safety or insurance-related position
  • Professional designation of ARM, CRM or CPCU

Job Category: Finance and Accounting
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 23, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 9/24/2019
Application Due: 11/23/2019
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