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University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

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The University of Utah Campus Store is seeking an Accountant who will work directly under the Assoc. Director of Finance to maintain and administer accounts receivable records and files, process credit card payments, prepare daily financial reports, and facilitate collections from a variety of organizations/departments as necessary for the University Campus Store's multiple locations. This position requires the ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and is expected to recommend changes to accounting-based procedures based upon analysis performed and specialized knowledge. 

Under the direction of the Assoc. Director of Finance, this position is responsible for providing customer service to sponsored students with special needs, maintaining Campus Store accounts receivables including statement generation and posting of payments for departments and organizations, reconciling assigned general ledger accounts, run a variety of reports, and analyze the data per GAAP guidelines. Applicants must be a self-starter in learning native accounting systems with a strong background in excel.  This position will supervise up to one full-time Assoc. Accountant and two part-time interns and is part of a multifaceted team consisting of up to ten full and part-time staff members.    

The University of Utah is the state's public flagship institution and a top-tier research university. The University Campus Store is the retail arm of the university and is consistently ranked in the top 15 of institutionally run campus stores in the nation. We serve over 40,000 students, faculty, and staff along with millions of visitors each year. 

At the University of Utah Campus Store, we are dedicated to fostering community that upholds the six core commitments outlined by President Taylor Randall and the Board of Trustees. These commitments are: leadership, education, research, service, patient care, and unity with sister institutions. As an integral part of the University community, we embrace these commitments in our daily operations with students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Our goal is to not only provide excellent products and services, but also to contribute to a Campus culture that prioritizes the well-being and success of all members. Join us in embodying these commitments and making a positive impact at the University of Utah Campus Store.

In the addition to salary, the University of Utah prides itself in our total benefit package, including but not limited to the following:
11 paid Holidays per year
14.2% employer contribution to retirement, where you pay nothing.**
Free UTA public transportation pass
Basic Life Insurance provided up to $25,000.
50% tuition reduction for employee, spouse, after 6 - 12 months of employment and dependent children after 3 years of full-time employment
Health coverage options that are both affordable and allow for access to care through the University of Utah health system.
Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA), if qualified
Professional development opportunities
Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, supplemental life insurance, and HSA / FSA savings plans are available.
Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel.
 **For the majority of employees, the University contributes an amount equal to 14.2% of pay to a 401(a) Retirement Plan. If you previously worked for the University and were enrolled in a Utah Retirement Systems (URS) retirement plan, Utah law requires that you be re-enrolled in the same URS plan upon rehire. If you were enrolled in a URS plan with another employer and wish to be enrolled during your University employment, you must complete the Irrevocable Election (online at before your first paycheck. Only employees who are residents of the United States and those holding H-1B Visas are eligible for retirement benefits.

  • Processes invoices for payment, ensuring billed amount and quantity received corresponds to purchase order.
  • Prepares invoices and bills.
  • Maintains and reconciles specific accounts and adjusts via journal entry as necessary.
  • Prepare and post journal entries as assigned.
  • Reviews, deposits, and posts payments, scholarships and other transactions to accounting systems. Prepares check requests.
  • Ensures transactions are posted correctly to accounts and reviews transactions for accuracy and required back-up documentation.
  • Responds to a variety of accounting-related questions, such as inquiries from vendors on invoice status and from students on financial aid status.
  • Assists with preparation of various accounting and financial reports.
  • Assists with month-end close
  • Assists with year-end close
  • Supervises, reviews work of and provides training to the cash room Assoc. Accountant and student interns.
  • Ensures separation of duties and dual controls when handling special cash needs.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field, plus one year related experience or equivalency (two years of related work experience can be substituted for one year of education) 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.

Problem solving.The ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment. Able to work independently when necessary.Ability to communicate effectively.Accounts receivable, data entry, proficiency in Microsoft Office products, and general office experience preferredRetail, customer service, and POS System experience preferred.PeopleSoft and NetSuite experience

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN38661B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: M-F, 40 hours per week, some weekends and holidays. 
Department: 00435 - University Campus Store
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: $48,000 - $55,000 DOE
Close Date: 8/23/2024
Open Until Filled: No

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