The Campus Controller's Office (CCO) at CU Boulder
encourages applications for a Senior Accountant!
This position exists to assure proper accounting of the General,
Auxiliary, Restricted, Loan, and Plant funds at the University of
Colorado Boulder in accordance with all Federal, State, University
and campus rules and regulations. They provide timely and accurate
reports and related information to external constituents, and
internally as requested. They also provide consulting, training,
and mentoring to campus personnel on the proper administration of
funds and the use of the PeopleSoft Financial System (and new
business processes associated therewith), and departmental roles
and responsibilities in the administration of its fund.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
CCO maintains and supports the university's fiscal responsibility
through accurate financial accounting and reporting and in
compliance with laws, regulations, policies/procedures and contract
requirements for sponsored projects. We provide oversight,
assistance and training in financial stewardship for the Boulder
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Process Excellence (identifying, improving, maintaining
processes, including metrics):
University Engagement (engaging with and training campus
- Control and detect irregularities or unusual developments;
assess potential impact on campus financial reporting and
recommends proper accounting treatments by 1) interpreting, and
applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental
Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards, National Association
of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) standards,
Colorado Higher Education Standards, State Fiscal Rules, Colorado
Department of Administration (DOA) Rules, TABOR (Amendment 1)
Guidelines, University of Colorado Policies and Procedures, and
Financial Reporting System guidelines; 2) perform post-auditing
through exception reports including abnormal balances, unchanged
balances, suspended accounts activities, cash deficit controls,
budget deficits controls, recharge activity review, use of
interdepartmental revenue/expense review, and other exception
reviews as vital. Assure campus user compliance with above by
instructing and advising correct application and practice of these
principles and standards.
- Administer, review, analyze, and assess campus departmental
compliance with Uniform Guidance rule for Internal Service Units
(ISC) operations; advise campus users and campus management of
compliance issues; recommend and direct courses of actions; assure
that the ISC rate calculation follows requirements. Develop and
produce, as needed, monthly and quarterly General, Auxiliary,
Restricted, Loan, and Plant fund reports and variance analyses for
Office of State Controller, Office of University Controller, UCB –
Budget and Fiscal Planning (BFP), and campus management by
compiling, analyzing, and interpreting finance system data, COFRS
data, and system-generated documents and discussing fund activities
with campus departmental users for changes.
- Assist cost accountant with monthly and periodic journal
entries and data gathering for yearly rate submissions.
- Understand and review campus departmental operations to ensure
that they are in the compliance with applicable accounting and
- Develop sound campus business management practices by examining
State, campus management, and campus departmental users’
- Create and assure accuracy of year-end financial statements,
related footnotes, and work papers for audit and publication for
the General, Auxiliary, Restricted, Loan, and Plant funds by
developing, reviewing, compiling, comparing, analyzing, and
interpreting accounting system sources and generated documents for
correctness, comparability, and appropriateness
- Follow-up reviews on internal audit reports and reports the
current status of management actions on findings to the
- Perform credit card business practice evaluations and makes
appropriate recommendations on the creation of credit card
- Other duties as assigned.
People Development (developing, retaining, recognizing our
- Provide, coordinate, and plan for consulting, training,
advising, coaching, and mentoring services to campus personnel on
the identification and investigation of current accounting issues;
the development of accounting methods and business processes; the
implementation of accounting related projects; the design of
customized managerial reports; the preparation of service center
rate calculations; and the facilitation of accounting opportunities
- Develop, design, and implement optimum training and customer
- Provide, coordinate, and plan for training campus personnel on
the use of the financial systems or other pertinent financial
- Discuss fund activities with campus users, and serve as liaison
between campus user departments and State audit staff, University
System Administration, and Campus management.
- Service as the financial specialist for assigned CU Boulder
- Represent the Campus Controller's Office and provide financial
expertise in cross-functional campus-wide and CU system-wide
committees, meetings, and trainings.
Infrastructure Enhancement (technology requirements, system
upgrades and brand identity):
- Seek opportunities for professional development and training
- Provide suggestions for growth and development of the area
accounting area and CCO.
- As senior accountant, provide guidance to other area
accountants by answering questions and training on appropriate
procedures such as post-audit reports, customer service issues, and
internal service center management.
- Supervise the Area Accounting unit when Area Accounting Manager
What You Should Know
- Assist with training and implementation of system upgrades,
such as PeopleSoft or Cognos
- Identify areas to improve service excellence to campus
What We Can Offer
- We are in a hybrid work situation, you will be required to come
into the office two days a week.
- The salary for this position is $62,000.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit 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
Be Ambitious. Be Impactful. Be Boulder.
What We Require
What You Will Need
- Positions at this level typically require at least a bachelor’s
degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may
- Positions at this level typically require at least 3+ years of
professional, job related experience.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Proven knowledge of GAAP, University and state accounting and
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proven track record as a problem solver.
- Demonstrated customer service orientation.
- Proven public presentation skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people.
- A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with
a major in Accounting or related field.
- Experience and knowledge of governmental or higher education
- Solid understanding of PeopleSoft.
- Advanced Microsoft Access and Excel skills.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background
and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and
responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by August 11, 2021, for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name:
Boulder Campus Human Resources
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