University of Utah Job Description
Performs a variety of accounting duties that range in level of complexity from clerical accounting duties such as managing receivables or serving as payroll reporter, to more complex duties such as preparing budget or reconciling accounts.
Associate’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field, plus two years full-time clerical accounting experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); the ability to understand, interpret, and apply University and departmental regulations, demonstrated spreadsheet skills; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
Experience using software programs such as PeopleSoft or Kronos may be required for certain positions.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated vaccination requirements, or be approved for an exemption, prior to the first day of work. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The Accounting Specialist follows University policies and procedures and follows applicable state and IRS guidelines. The incumbent refers issues outside of policy or not covered by policy to the supervisor.
The Accounting Specialist has the authority to determine correct account numbers, and ensure correct accounting procedures are followed. The incumbent answers questions from staff and vendors on invoice status, payroll problems, etc., and must be able to meet deadlines and establish priorities.
Duties may vary somewhat depending on the Accounting Specialist's area of assignment.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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