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Finance and Accounting Senior Professional

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
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University of Colorado | Asnchutz Medical Campus

Working Title: Finance and Accounting Senior Professional

School of Medicine - Department of Medicine/ Division of Rheumatology

Position # 00785783 | Requisition # 21956

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

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.

Department of Medicine – Division of Rheumatology has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Finance and Accounting Senior Professional 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.

Position Emphasis:

The Division of Rheumatology is seeking a full-time (100%) Auxiliary Services Finance Professional to manage all auxiliary service finance and accounting activities for the Division of Rheumatology’s auxiliary laboratories and service center.

This position will primarily support, a laboratory in the division specializing in complement, autoantibody and translational laboratory-developed testing. This position will manage a variety of finance and accounting activities for the labs including: 1) facilitating the institutional and client review of confidential disclosure agreements (CDAs), master service agreements (MSAs), scopes of work (SOWs), and similar types of client/provider agreements; 2) following these agreements through the institutional and client approval process until full execution is achieved; 3) monthly client invoicing and intake of client payments; 4) tracking and following up on invoices to ensure timely payment; 5) producing annual cost studies for service pricing and updating as new services are added; 6) entry and management of accounting transactions (primarily invoices and receipts), in Quickbooks; 7) using Quickbooks to create monthly reports that show aging, invoices sent, payments received, and revenue and expenditure projections; and 8) manage and facilitate procurement for the auxiliaries.  The position requires a self-directed professional to manage the financial and facility activities of a busy testing laboratory that will realize continued, rapid growth for the forseeable future.  The candidate should have experience identifying work-flow problems and the ability to gain team and management support in making adaptations that will improve efficiency.  

Working alongside the Laboratory Director and the Division Administrator, this position will assist with the financial management for three division auxiliaries: Exsera Biolabs, the Clinical Rheumatology Laboratory and the Gnotobiotic Core Service Center. The selected candidate will have a financial, budget and accounting background and a demonstrated strength in customer service and support. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Identify and manage risks and issues, escalating them to management in a timely manner.Establish and maintain strong professional relationships with clients, vendors, and internal constituents.Vendor/client management.Contribute to the development of financial and operational policies and procedures.Contribute to the development of agreements, support contracts, and proposals.Work cooperatively with the institutional groups and individuals involved in reviewing CDAs, contracts and similar agreements.Track and shepherd CDAs, MSAs, and contracts and similar agreement to facilitate timely execution.Support procurement tasks as assigned.Reconcile contract scope of work, with deliverables to produce and distribute timely invoicing.Track account receivable aging and follow up with clients on past due payment.Produce annual auxiliary budgets and provide revenue and expense projections to inform business decisions.Track contract from beginning to completion and communicate with the Laboratory Director and/or client when current agreement purchase order (PO) is close to exhaustion then facilitate contract amendments as needed.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $47,919- $65,000

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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications: 

    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Health Care Administration or a related field from an accredited college or universityMinimum of 3 years of Finance/Accounting experience.Minimum of 3 years of customer service experience.
Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis, but not for the specific experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience working in a higher education and/or healthcare environment. Experience coordinating contracts and invoicing based on contract deliverables.Strong business acumen.Experience and demonstrated skill in managing and driving multiple tasks and projects to success while leveraging industry best-practices tools, techniques and methodologies.Excellent computer skills especially in Excel and the ability to learn new, institutional systems independently.

    Knowledge of change management principles, strategies, and techniques required for effective and systematic approach to planning and execution of activities in order to achieve the required business outcome.Knowledge of systems/applications life cycle management concepts used to plan, develop, implement, and maintain excellent customer relationships and facilitate business growth.Familiar with best practices and ability to successfully and effectively coordinate multiple clients and projects concurrently on a daily basis.Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.Ability to establish and maintain strong and effective, professional working relations with subordinates, peers, colleagues, associates, customers and vendors/partners. Self-starter, with a strong sense of proprietorship, and a passion for the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.Excellent communication abilities across all levels of an organization and varieties of technical expertise. Experience tracking revenue, timely invoicing and producing cost studies to determine pricing.
Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job Category: Finance and Accounting
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 12, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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