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Finance and Accounting Manager

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

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

The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) encourages applications for a Finance and Accounting Manager ! This position provides fiscal oversight and technical financial support to academic departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. The position is part of the management team that leads all aspects of the A&S Financial Service Center (FSC) with the goal to assure the FSC support mission and goals are achieved through adherence to established university and college policy and procedures. This position optimizes the FSC services provided to A&S departments by continually analyzing and adapting to changes in financial policy and procedures and the University finance systems. This position focuses on developing processes that assure FSC operations are responsive to evolving business practices and systems while ensuring efficient, effective, and compliant procedures are in place. This position provides consultation to campus units regarding the training of financial support staff, standard methodologies, and the use of financial software/tools used in providing financial support. This position works with the A&S Budget Office and FSC managers to ensure the FSC maintains a standard of performance that is a model for other campus service centers.
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 College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems.

The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education in the natural sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Consulting, Project Management, and Oversight
  • Applying university policy and procedural operations expertise, navigate campus requirements in the most compliant and efficient manner to provide best-practice financial service to A&S departments.
  • Coordinate with campus administrators, chairs, directors, deans, faculty, staff, and other campus units on standard methodologies and the effective use of financial and business systems (i.e. Marketplace, Concur, MyLeave, CU-Data, PeopleSoft, paperless processes, system upgrades).
  • Be responsible for the development of measures and metrics to analyze data related to FSC productivity, department process workflow, and internal processes. Evaluate internal processes and adjust as needed to provide effective support services and meet changing business needs.
  • Recommend and coordinate support initiatives with FSC managers and director.
  • Provide training for A&S departments on an ad hoc basis.
  • Ensure that the FSC is at the forefront of providing practical business solutions by focusing on continuous operational improvement and using current and effective technology.
  • Develop and implement business processes for the FSC with an eye on continuous operational improvement.
  • Actively engage with FSC staff and A&S units in the development and implementation of standardized forms and templates to be used by FSC for data collection, entry, and reconciliation.
  • Work with campus Internal Audit to ensure that proper internal controls exist within the FSC.

Financial and Budgetary Oversight
  • Serve as reviewer and PeopleSoft approver for journal entries, payroll expense transfers and cash transfers that have been input by the FSC staff.
  • Assist supervisors with resolving issues that arise regarding financial transactions completed by the FSC staff and verifying they are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and State, University and College fiscal rules and regulations.
  • Manage sponsored project financial issues using knowledge of contract and grant fiscal requirements.
  • Manage the year-end processes in accordance with directives from the Campus Controller’s Office, address any problems by determining accurate means of resolution.

Financial and Budgetary Oversight, Procurement and Travel
  • Serve as reviewer/signature authority and Marketplace approver of Marketplace transactions for SPO’s, PR’s, P0’s, Receiving, PCARD, TCARD and vouchers.
  • Identify and investigate problematic issues and determine proper means of resolution. Collaborate with FSC managers, technicians and supervisor in implementing solutions.

  • Manage FSC staff.
  • Responsible for recruiting and hiring, providing ongoing training/educational sessions, provide performance planning, coaching and evaluations for team staff members.
  • Assist with the review and development of FSC business processes, procedures, reports and forms.
  • Oversee staff assigned to special projects as needed.
What You Should Know

This position will work a hybrid schedule with mostly remote work. Initial training will be in-person. We'll expect to begin interviews for this position in early January.

What We Can Offer

The annual salary is $60,000.


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
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • 2 years of experience in accounting and/or finance.
What You Will Need
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in accounting and/or finance.
  • 2+ years of supervision experience.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  3. A short essay (no more than 1 page) that addresses the following statement: "Our unit recognizes that our mission is strengthened by contributions from varied perspectives. Describe what your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice and how have you demonstrated your commitment in your work."
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by December 13, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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