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Trust Accountant

University of Colorado System
Denver, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 21, 2024

Who We Are:

System Administration, which also houses the Office of the President, is located in the uptown neighborhood of Denver with a few smaller offices located on the campuses. Many of our departments support the educational and research missions of the four University of Colorado campuses, but System Administration is not considered a campus. We provide diverse opportunities for professional development, innovation, and collaboration with talented staff and faculty. Learn more about CU System Administration .

Position Summary:

The Accounting Professional, along with the rest of the team and work unit, supports the CU Health Plan function and maintains all assigned University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust accounting transactions. This position will provide a variety of daily professional accounting services in support of the team and work unit and will have day to day responsibilities that consist of ensuring proper accounting transactions of the Trust, billing employers for member coverage, paying vendors appropriately and timely, and assisting with financial reporting.

This position reports to the CU Health Plan Accounting Director and is exempt from the State of Colorado Classification system.

Where You Will Work:

This role is eligible to work remotely within the United States.

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado System Administration Office is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • Billing employers for coverage and maintaining subsidiary accounts receivable ledger
  • Compiling data in preparation for creating journal entries
  • Entering Trust transactions into the general ledger systems, including uploading recurring entries
  • Performing general ledger account reconciliations
  • Making vendor payments
  • Creating and maintaining various schedules of activities
  • Compiling various data for compliance with external reporting requirements
  • Assembling documentation requested for audits
  • Maintaining various schedules, including bank receipts
  • Assisting with reporting requirements
  • Responding to ad hoc data requests
  • Performing required Trust tax and regulatory compliance
  • Creating various managerial reports and analyzing activity
What We Offer:

Salary: The anticipated hiring range has been established at $56,000- $65,000 .

CU System Administration takes into consideration a combination of the selected candidate’s education, training and experience as it relates to the position, as well as the position’s scope and complexity, internal pay equity and external market value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Benefits: With our unparalleled range of benefits, including top-notch healthcare, comprehensive wellness programs, enriching professional development, and a dynamic work-life balance, we ensure your holistic growth and happiness.
  • No-cost or low-cost medical & dental plan options, some inclusive of IVF assistance.
  • Disability, Life, Vision Insurance options.
  • Multiple retirement planning options including a mandatory 401(a) plan where CU contributes 10% of your gross pay, a 401k or 403b plan and a 457 deferred compensation plan.
  • Pre-tax savings plans, such as Health care and Dependent care flexible spending accounts.
  • Embrace a healthy work-life balance with ample sick and vacation leave, along with at least 12 paid holidays. This includes a dedicated week off for winter break.
  • 4 weeks of parental leave to adjust to the joys of parenthood.
  • A tuition benefit program for you and/or your dependents.
  • Free RTD EcoPass and Free Onsite Parking at our 1800 Grant Street Office.
  • Many additional perks & programs with the CU Advantage .
Additional taxable fringe benefits may be available.

For more information on benefits programs, please review our Comprehensive Benefits Guide .

Access our Total Compensation Calculator to see what your total rewards could be at CU. (This position is a University Staff position)


Minimum Qualifications:

Please ensure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against these qualifications. You must meet all minimum requirements listed at the time of application to be considered for this role.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in accounting (professional experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for the educational requirement)
  • One (1) year of professional experience in an accounting or a business-related position, or similar
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of professional experience in an accounting or a business-related position, or similar.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Human Resources and Financial software
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To be successful in this position, employees will need to know the following:
  • Skilled in using and applying Microsoft Office programs
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other University personnel, and the public
  • Intermediate technology and computer skills
  • Knowledge of standard accounting policies and procedures
  • Ability to work within a diverse team and actively seek out opportunities to promote and cultivate diversity across the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please attach the following as separate documents to your application:

  1. A resume including any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting.

Please ensure you check the “Job Specific Attachments” box next to each document on the “Required Documents” page of the application for the appropriate documents to be attached.

When to Apply:

For full consideration completed applications must be submitted by June 28th . Reference checking is a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including email addresses, for up to five references as part of the search process for this position. *Please note: All application materials must be submitted through CU Careers; emailed materials will not be considered.*

Sponsorship Statement:

We are unable to sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that 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 history, motor vehicle history and/or fingerprinting background check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that a verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

ADA Statement:

We are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free search process. We provide accommodations for applicants requesting accommodation through the search process such as alternative formats of this posting. Individuals with disabilities in need of accommodations throughout the search process should contact the ADA Coordinator at: .

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