Senior Accountant

Boulder, Boulder County
Mar 28, 2014
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Posting Description: *Department Information:* Research Property Services (RPS) is responsible for managing 12 buildings located on the main and east campuses. The Research Building System has approximately 1,046,104 gross square feet of building space, which is typically leased to university, governmental, not-for-profit, and private affiliated research organizations. Our goal is to deliver quality management services and to develop a mutually rewarding relationship with our customers. RPS offers the following services: leasing of facilities, property management, acquisition of facilities, capital renewal & replacement, long-term planning, land and building acquisition, assisting University departments in their search for, and use, of property off-campus, and administering contracts for the use of space at the University of Colorado Boulder. *Job Responsibilities:* _Report Preparation and Analysis:_ Prepare reports for internal departmental use and provide information to other campus departments, as needed. Prepare management and special reports to advise management of current and projected financial condition. Analyze reports to identify unusual activity levels, research causes, and provide explanations to management. _Budgetary and Financial Oversight:_ Monitor and adjust budgetary models based on projected operating expenditures and program needs. Provide financial oversight of operations and related projects and recommend courses of action based on analyses. Monitor RPS financial system speedtypes for accuracy and appropriateness of activity. Monitor and evaluate revenue, expenses, and encumbrances against budgets and operating data. Prepare and budget journals as needed based on an analysis of available resources and the operational needs of the unit. Research and resolve budgetary compliance issues and building maintenance charges. Analyze complex operational data, campus building and growth changes, and financial information to determine projected cost impact of RPS budget. _Training:_ Train staff, including managers and supervisors, to properly interpret and use monthly and financial reports and analyses. Present financial statement trainings as requested and needed. _Budget and Charge Rate Development:_ Support the department's zero-based budgeting initiative and charge rate development by analyzing expenditure categories and recharge revenue to provide guidance in constructing a comprehensive expenditure base for the division across the range of services. Present results of budget analyses to Facilities Operations managers and director, the accounting supervisor, and Business Services director. Work with the director and managers of Facilities Operations and the accounting manager to improve the budget process. Calculate and determine the rates Facilities Operations will charge all customers. Complex cost accounting calculations are used to analyze salary and benefits costs, supervision, equipment and vehicle operation and replacements costs, and depreciation by division across the range of Facilities Operations services. *Salary and Benefits:* Annual Salary: $55,000-$65,000 and will be commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment, learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. --- *The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127 or to the Office of Civil Rights.* In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting human resources at or (303) 492-6475. --- *Important Notes:* _Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies; your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process._ _The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history._ _The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work._

Minimum Qualifications: * Two years of professional work experience in accounting. Real estate preferred. * Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, which included 27 semester hours of accounting or auditing. * _Substitution:_ Full-time professional accounting experience may substitute for the bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Customer service skills * Attention to detail

Desired Qualifications: _Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified._ * Previous experience in government or higher education. * Experience in real estate accounting.

Campus: Boulder