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
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
- 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
- Reconcile and maintain capital equipment renewal and
replacement schedule and advise management on planning annual
- 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
What You Should Know
- 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.
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
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University or
equivalent combination of education and experience may
What We Would Like You To Have
- The ability to communicate orally and in writing.
- The ability to work independently and in a team setting.
- A basic understanding of GAAP.
- 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
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- 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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