Cancer Center Accountant

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, The Cancer Center

Finance and Accounting Professional (Entry or Intermediate), Accountant

Position #674865 – Requisition #20831

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The University of Colorado 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.

The Cancer Center has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Accountant position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center headquartered at the Anschutz Medical Campus and part of the CU School of Medicine. It is Colorado’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. CU Cancer Center’s clinical care sites are UCHealth, University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado are ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

The CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. CU Cancer Center also is a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America’s top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments. CU Cancer Center includes six institutional partners made up of approximately 300 researchers and physicians at three state universities and three healthcare delivery institutions.

The CU Cancer Center’s vision is to “prevent and conquer cancer. Together.” We do this through our mission statement of “uniting our community to overcome cancer through innovation, discovery, prevention, early detection, multidisciplinary care and education.”

Nature of Work

The Cancer Center is hiring a full-time Accountant to provide day-to-day detailed financial, accounting and reporting support to assigned faculty and programs within the Cancer Center.

This full-time, University Staff (non-classified position) will be responsible for reconciling gift and institutional funds using university systems including PeopleSoft financial accounting software, CU-Data and A2E, Axiom, CU Marketplace, Concur, Microsoft Excel, etc.  Accountant will need to facilitate budget uploads to all funds, provide budget forecasts and spending trend analyses, and aid with fund setup and closeout, including ensuring all accounts are in a positive financial position by processing journal entries and requesting payroll expense transfers as needed. This position will also be responsible for working closely with fund managers on any questions regarding appropriate fund usage, expenditure detail, purchasing, etc. This position may need to assist with procurement functions such as preparing purchase orders and reimbursement requests. In addition, the accountant will be responsible for maintaining a Cancer Center gifts database, managing gift agreements and correspondence with the Office of Advancement, and reconciling institutional fund budgets on a monthly basis.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Develops user-friendly reports for fiscal review of assigned gift and institutional programs to each investigator, manager or administrator on a monthly basis.
  • Ensures that all programs maintain a positive financial position.
  • Prepares journal entries and reviews salary allocation on a regular basis to ensure accuracy. 
  • Works closely with the accounting & finance team and fund managers/principal investigators to resolve all funding discrepancies immediately.
  • Provides input to the Office of Advancement regarding proper fund setup and maintains electronic records of gift agreements and related communications.
  • Updates Excel dashboard of all gift funds with balances, fund purposes, and usage categories using input from CU-Data, A2E, Office of Advancement, and Cancer Center finance team.
  • Analyzes spending patterns and encumbrances to interpret financial health of funds.  Provides guidance on spending trends and compliance to fund managers/principal investigators.
  • Processes payments for travel reimbursements, payment vouchers and invoices using the most current and efficient procurement procedures.
  • Prepares monthly reconciliation of institutional funds using Excel workbook and CU-Data reports.
  • Uploads gift budgets annually using Axiom and coordinates institutional fund budget uploads and adjustments with the SOM Dean’s Office.
  • Additional duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Thorough understanding of basic accounting principles.
  • Strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple competing deadlines.
  • Exceptional customer service in all situations
  • Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills.  Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Minimum Requirements for Entry Level

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, business, finance, accounting, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
Minimum Qualifications for Intermediate Level:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, business, finance, accounting, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • One (1) year of professional level finance, accounting, or budget experience.
Substitution (all levels): Four (4) years of finance and/or accounting experience may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience working with University of Colorado systems, including PeopleSoft Finance, HCM, Concur and CU Marketplace.
  • Candidates with 1 year of experience working in a higher education or health care field preferred.
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $40,731 – $45,000 commensurate with skills and experience.  

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not 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:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected]

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.

Job Category: Finance and Accounting
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 8, 2021
Unposting Date: Apr 23, 2021, 1:59:00 AM




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Posted: 4/10/2021
Application Due: 4/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time