Accountant II, Banking and External Reporting

Job description

The Controller's Office manages the overall accounting and treasury services operations of the University in accordance with Federal, State, and University policy and procedure. This includes managing internal controls to mitigate risk; ensuring that the official accounting records of the University are current and accurate; safeguarding the assets of the University to minimize risk of financial loss; and developing and maintaining robust costing systems and reporting tools to provide high-quality financial information that supports schools, colleges, departments and the University's strategic management initiatives.

Position Summary
The primary duty of this position is to reconcile the University's bank accounts. Responsibilities extend beyond accounting system maintenance to the solution of complex managerial challenges. Monitor University compliance with State and Local government sales tax procedures, including calculating and remitting payment as required. Monitor University compliance with unclaimed property requirements including collection, reconciliation and remittance to all state as required by individual state regulations. Other significant duties include accounting for all agency relationships established between the University and external entities.

Essential Functions

  • Recognize complex and unique issues and develop resolution and/or consult with leadership in order to achieve resolution; consistently serve as a technical resource.
  • Independently resolve complex problems for which no clear precedent exists within the current systems or implement new accounting processes/structures.
  • Research, analyze and ensure implementation of new and/or changing accounting and reporting systems.
  • Provide training and consultation related to new systems and/or reporting methodology and ensure the development of related policies and procedures.
  • Recommend actions or alternatives to be taken by management when accounting data discloses unfavorable trends, deviations from budget or financial mismanagement.
  • Make risk assessment of systems of internal control and develop/recommend improvements/changes. Independently resolve and/or develop recommendations for complex issues and problems.
  • Serve as a resource for others in anticipating and resolving issues and problems.
  • Convey concise, comprehensive, and accurate findings on matters of a complex nature in written form.
  • Conclusions and recommendations are based on professional knowledge and judgment.
  • Convey issues of a complex nature in a clear, concise, and organized manner.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong accounting background, attention to detail, ability to reconcile general ledger accounts, demonstrate critical thinking, and general business and computer skills.
  • Demonstrate a proficient level of professional skill and/or knowledge in accounting and keep current with developments and trends.
  • Knowledge and ability to use applicable information technology and systems to meet work needs.
  • Monitor and collect data to assess accuracy and integrity; analyze data; ensure compliance with applicable standards, rules, regulations and systems of internal control; interpret and evaluate results, prepare documentation; create financial reports and/or presentations.
  • Use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions; act consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences.
  • Communicate information to individuals or groups; deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Clearly and concisely convey information orally or in writing to individuals or groups to ensure that they understand the information and the message.
  • Listen and respond appropriately to others.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships that foster organizational success.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance.
  • 3-5 years of related accounting experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in accounting, finance or an MBA.
  • 5-8 years of related accounting experience.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, September 14, 2020.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 493244
Posted: 9/1/2020
Application Due: 9/24/2020
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable