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
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
Internal Service Centers
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Serve as a Member of the Institute Administrative
- 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
What You Should Know
- 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.
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
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
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and
experience may substitute.
- At least 1+ years of professional, job-related experience.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Responsible and self-motivated, with proficient oral and
written communication skills.
- Ability to proactively solve problems and efficiently manage
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Proficient organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Skill using MS Office software, particularly Excel.
- 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.
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 14, 2021
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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