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Open Date 10/20/2017
Requisition Number PRN07393N
Job Title Accountant
Working Title Accountant
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code?
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Temporary? No
Standard Hours per Week 19
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

Up to 19 hours per week and flexible.

Is this a work study job? No
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00033 - Executive Education
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $15 - $28 per hour
Close Date <br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> May close at anytime.
Job Summary

The Executive Education Department is looking for a motivated, organized and responsible individual to manage the accounting and finances of the Executive Education Department. The Executive Education Department encompasses all four of the David Eccles School of Business MBA programs as well as open enrollment and custom courses for the school of business. Working directly with the Associate Dean of Executive Education as well as managers and other staff members, this position will be primarily responsible for tracking and managing payments, discounts, documentation, and accounting for the entire department. The ideal candidate would be a highly organized, reliable self-starter; willing to work in a fast-paced environment and solve problems efficiently; and have experience working in an accounting or finance role. The candidate must organize and track a significant volume of transactions, work with many staff members in the department, and be adept at interpreting accounting systems and requirements.


- Track revenues such as tuition payments for each program; reconcile payments, discounts, scholarships, etc.
- Contact students, participants and companies to collect payments if necessary
- Reconcile payments for open enrollment and customer courses, including managing potential discounts and vouchers
- Prepare financial documents such as reimbursements, travel, journal entries, etc.
- Develop and track budget for individual projects and classes, and departmental budgets
- Work directly with faculty members to process faculty pay and other financial considerations; work with vendors and University staff outside the department to resolve inconsistencies and process payments
- Respond to a variety of accounting-related questions and assist in settling discrepancies
- Use a variety of campus financial systems and software to track finances and provide easy to interpret reports to management; develop and implement innovations to the accounting process
- Cross train in other departmental areas
- Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field, plus one year related experience or equivalency required. A thorough understanding of general ledger accounting practices, cost analysis and accounting principles, as well as demonstrated analytical, problem solving, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Knowledge of PeopleSoft or Access databases may be preferred in some areas.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Bachelor’s degree in related area. Demonstrated ability to work independently, analyze a significant volume of material in meticulous detail, identify potential errors, and make decisions based on findings. Strong coordination and organizational skills as well as excellent communication skills. Proficiency in MS Word, and MS Outlook with advanced skill in MS Excel.

Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of accounting related work experience do you have?
    • No experience
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year or more, but less than 3 years
    • 3 year or more, but less than 5 years
    • 5 years or more
  2. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Indicate your level of knowledge of general ledger accounting practices, and cost analysis and accounting principles:
    • None
    • Minimal
    • Moderate
    • Extensive

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  3. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission