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University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Financial Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

Infrastructure and Sustainability encourages applications for an Accountant! This position functions as a member of Infrastructure and Sustainability’s accounting team and provides accounting and finance support for Infrastructure and Sustainability’s operations department.
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

The Office of Infrastructure and Sustainability (I&S) is responsible for an annual operating budget of $112 million. Areas of responsibility include long-range capital planning, real estate development, architecture, design and construction, the operation and maintenance of all campus facilities and utilities, transportation services, workplace accident prevention and the creation of a safe working environment for campus employees, environmental health and safety, campus logistics, and efforts around sustainability and resiliency.

Beyond creating a safe and secure environment at CU Boulder, the department is embarking on several projects that are key to the strategic vision of the campus including: crafting a clear and comprehensive framework and methodology for campus master planning; developing strategies and tactics to improve campus sustainability and resiliency; and dynamically working within the campus and with our community partners to positively impact humanity.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Budgetary Analysis & Support
  • Monitor and adjust budgetary models based on projected operating expenditures and project needs, in collaboration with cost center managers and supervisors.
  • Provide financial oversight and analysis of operations and related projects and recommend courses of action that follow GAAP and departmental policies.
  • Monitor Facilities Operations SpeedTypes for accuracy and appropriateness of activity.
  • Monitor and evaluate revenues, expenses, and encumbrances against budgets and historical operating data. Prepare Position Change Authorizations and budget journals as needed based on analysis of available resources and the operational needs of the unit.
  • Present the financial status of operating budgets at Facilities Operations management team meetings and prepare topics of discussion related to maintaining the accuracy of financial data.
  • Reconcile and maintain capital equipment renewal and replacement schedule and advise management on planning annual spending.

  • Prepare timely and reliable reports to advise management of current and projected financial condition, for internal use, and to provide information to other campus departments, as needed.
  • Analyze report data to identify unusual transaction activity, research causes, and provide explanations to management.
  • Utilize various accounting and reporting systems to effectively reconcile reporting data.
  • Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis as requested by management that clarifies financial impacts of complex operating issues.

Budget Development
  • Support the department’s annual budget and charge rate development process by analyzing revenues and expenditures to provide guidance for establishing appropriate budgets.
  • Train managers to understand and clarify the impacts of operational changes on charge rates.
  • Prepare analyses of cost center budgets with regard to changes in the charge rates and increases/decreases in general fund dollars to support operations.
  • Present results of budget analyses to Facilities Operations Assistant Vice Chancellor and assistant directors, the accounting manager, and Business Services director.
  • Work with the Facilities Operations director and managers to improve the budget process.

What You Should Know

This position is expected to start in person for training purposes with the anticipation of a hybrid format (virtual and in-person support) in the upcoming months. However, this position is expected to work in-person in the long term.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $48,000 - $54,000.


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 .

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What We Require
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.

What You Will Need

  • The ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • The ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • A basic understanding of GAAP.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, or at least 27 semester credit hours of accounting and auditing coursework.
  • Experience in government, higher education and/or construction accounting.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses 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 October 3, 2021, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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