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General and Grant Accountant

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The BioFrontiers Institute is encouraging applications for a General and Grant Accountant to join our team! This position will be responsible for supporting financial transactions, grant accounting, reviewing and processing procurement expenditures, and assisting the Director of Operations and Finance on other financial issues.
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

At the CU Boulder BioFrontiers Institute, researchers from the life sciences, physical sciences, computer science, and engineering are working together to uncover new knowledge at the frontiers of science and partnering with industry to transform their discoveries into new tools.

The BioFrontiers Institute is uniquely defined both by our excellent faculty, research, and leadership and by the scientific and geographical ecosystem that empowers our work. BioFrontiers has an outstanding “frontier” culture that allows our researchers to explore new areas of bioscience by using the resources and talents across the Institute and the university system. The Institute integrates faculty members from thirteen academic departments, allowing them to work across subject areas. BioFrontiers drives innovation without boundaries.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Financial Transactions and Management
  • Manages, evaluates, and is responsible for the Institute’s financial transactions for all general, auxiliary, and gift funds. Independently initiates the necessary actions required to correct any discrepancies as well as manages cash transactions, maintains financial compliance and ensures the appropriateness of expenditures.

Grant Accounting
  • Manages and audits restricted (grant) funds to ensure expenditures are appropriate and allocable expenses to that project. Prepares budget documents and reports for supervisor and principal investigators (PI) as needed, evaluates and determines options to resolve discrepancies, and works closely with PI’s to resolve any issues.

Internal Service Centers
  • Interprets, analyzes, and independently initiates all financial transactions for the Institute’s internal service centers. This includes working with service center managers and the Director on issues including projecting revenue and expenses, logging cash receipts and preparing cash deposits from external customers, entering accounts receivable for payments, and ensuring that accounting principles are upheld.

Procurement Cards
  • Reviews and evaluates all Procurement Card expenditures generated by BioFrontiers Institute cardholders. Determines if transactions are allowable for both restricted and unrestricted fund accounts and accurately allocates expenditures. Prepares financial documents and/or reports relating to Pcard expenditures for review and approval by the Director. Provides training as needed to educate current and new cardholders on how to accurately use the Pcard and follow University procurement rules. Identifies and investigates issues involving Pcard transactions, possible cardholder violations, and vendor disputes. Works closely with Pcard Approving Official (AO) to ensure compliance with procurement rules and regulations and alerts AO to possible violations.

  • Manages preparation, processing, approval, and workflow for all employee and non-employee reimbursements, including travel. This includes ensuring appropriate funding sources are being used and maintaining compliance with all relevant rules and regulations.

Serve as a Member of the Institute Administrative Team
  • Other Institute duties as assigned and as needed. This may include: acting as back-up to BioFrontiers Procurement Manager; preparing ad-hoc reports for BioFrontiers Institute management on institute finances, and assisting the Director of Operations and Finance on other financial issues.

What You Should Know

We anticipate this position will support a hybrid format (in-person and remote work).

What We Can Offer

  • The annual salary range is $50,000.00 - $70,000.00.
  • Relocation assistance is available per department guidelines.


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 or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • At least 1+ years of professional, job-related experience.

What You Will Need

  • Responsible and self-motivated, with proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to proactively solve problems and efficiently manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Skill using MS Office software, particularly Excel.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • One to two years of related or relevant experience, such as grant and general fund accounting or financial management.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Experience with University of Colorado systems, including PeopleSoft Finance, Cognos, Marketplace, and Concur is a plus.

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 14, 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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