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University of Colorado Accounting Technician III in Aurora, Colorado

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

College of Nursing

Accounting Technician III

Position #00298224 – Posting 16551

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside.. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care.

_Job Summary:__


The purpose of this full-time, state classified Accounting Technician III is, under the direction of the Assistant Director of Finance, provide day-to-day fiscal coordination and analysis services to the College of Nursing. Main job responsibilities include procurement functions utilizing the University Expense system (Concur), the University Procurement System (CU Marketplace), reconciling financial activity in all speedtypes, reporting, monitoring budgets and financial analysis.

_Examples of Work Performed:_

  • Process journal entries (JEs) and payroll expense transfers (PETs) as needed to correct payroll funding distribution.

  • Process and track financial transactions including journal entries, purchase orders, subcontracts, travel reimbursements and payment vouchers.

  • Support the Assistant Director of Finance with accounting transactions, particularly those pertaining to financial aid for scholarships, fellowships and stipends.

  • Analyze, track and develop reports on the College’s general fund and restricted fund budgets including professional development programs, continuing and extended studies.

  • Aids the Assistant Director of Finance in identifying and assessing future departmental financial needs.

  • Assist in building relationships and acting as a liaison between the College of Nursing, students and the Bursar by reconciling revenues to registration records, resolving tuition billing issues for students and working with the Bursar’s office to resolve discrepancies regarding tuition and fees.

  • Review and audit financial records, identify errors and resolve discrepancies.

  • Identify issues and problems, conduct research, and create/implement solutions.

  • Suggest new/revised processes, forms and reports to the Assistant Director of Finance.

  • Interact with related university offices, faculty, students, and staff to obtain information, investigate/resolve problems and advise individuals on how to avoid such problems in the future.

  • Apply the principles of internal controls including authorization, maintenance of documents, and segregation of duties.

  • As assigned, provide account balances and information to appropriate individuals.

  • Advise and train support staff and faculty on procurement and travel.

  • Prepare and submit travel reimbursements and purchase orders as needed.

  • Instruct a traveler on proper protocol for university-related business travel.

  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, university and college travel and business expense policies including the State Travel Guidelines, Propriety of Expenditures, Sensitive Expenditures, Official Functions, and project specific rules.

  • Inform cardholders throughout the College of Nursing of proper card usage to comply with PSC rules and regulations.

  • Support Faculty and Staff in determining appropriate resolution for concerns/issues related to procurement and travel.

  • As needed, request the set-up of new cardholder accounts and requests changes/closures.

  • Manage the in-box for theCON.Finance@ucdenver.eduemail and assign tickets appropriately to other members of the Budget and Finance Team to ensure efficient processing of requests.

  • Assist with fiscal year-end closeout process.

  • Prepare various requests and documentation such as new speed type requests.

  • Other duties as assigned.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority

_Salary and Benefits:_

Hiring Salary Range: $3,730 - $5,265 / month (non-negotiable)*

*The salary offered is usually the minimum listed, however, a salary above the minimum may be offered for some hard to fill positions.

Employees hired into these positions are eligible for University benefits. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits program, including eligibility, is located

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

_ADAAA Accommodations_:

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

Please make sure to include the following in your resume: job title, duties, months and years employed, and average hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis.

_Minimum Qualifications:_

Three (3) years of technical accounting experience.

Colorado law requires that candidates for state government jobs be residents of Colorado at the time of application.

_Substitution:_Three years of college, university or noncorrespondence business school which included eighteen (18) semester credit hours of accounting or bookkeeping can substitute for the required experience.

Note: Technical accounting describes work in support of professional accounting operations by processing financial transactions and maintaining accurate and complete records of transactions. Keeping accurate and complete records typically utilizes at least three of the following four function areas: recording, classifying, verifying, and reporting.

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Experience working with students, faculty and staff in a higher education environment.

  • Experience with developing written processes as for training and reference purposes

  • Experience working with financial aid for scholarships, fellowships and stipends

  • Procurement experience

  • Experience reporting and monitoring budgets

  • Experience with financial analysis

  • Experience processing journal entries (JEs) and payroll expense transfers (PETs) to correct payroll funding distribution.

_Competencies / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:_

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Attention to detail

  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

  • Understanding of bookkeeping principles and accounts receivable processes as they relate to a clinical environment.

  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Ability to conceptualize operational problems and develop options for problem resolution.

Job: *Finance and Accounting

Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration

Title: Accounting Technician III

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 16551