Sr. Accountant (15819B)

Date: Posted 28-Dec-2017, Closing 26-Feb-2018 (MST)

Department: Other

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate: $45,000 to $72,700/year

Pay Type: Salary

Benefits: Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, generous leave accrual, retirement and health plan options.

Employment Type: Full Time

Handles all accounting matters relating to the total functioning of the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center. Maintains and reconciles ledgers and accounts according to generally accepted accounting principles. Prepares and analyzes financial information, prepares reports and financial statements based upon derived statistics and analysis performed.


University of Utah Job ID# PRN15819B, Mechanical Engineering Department


WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday " Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.


COMPENSATION: $45,000 to $72,700/year. Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, generous leave accrual, retirement and health plan options.



  1. Prepares and assesses budget, revenue, expense, payroll and journal entries, and other accounting documents.
  2. Analyzes and monitors budgets and expenditures for compliance with fiscal accountability and reporting requirements.
  3. Analyzes and forecasts revenue and expenditure trends.
  4. Reconciles balance sheets, cash, general ledger, payroll accounts and supporting journal entries.
  5. Develops accounting systems and documents to support the input and handling of financial data and reports.
  6. Interacts with internal and external auditors and participates in auditing projects.
  7. Maintains data integrity between University accounting, MEPCenter Salesforce, and funding agency reporting.
  8. Reconciles external financial data with University data and resolves discrepancies.
  9. Reviews large transactions for accuracy, sufficient funding, and proper approvals.
  10. Interprets policies and recommends internal controls, including oversight of AP/AR function.
  11. Any other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field or equivalency, plus two years professional accounting experience. Also required are a thorough knowledge of established accounting principles and practices, knowledge of accounting software, advanced spreadsheet skills, the ability to write queries and macros and demonstrated analytical, problem solving, human relations and effective communication skills.




EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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