University of Colorado Finance & Accounting Sr Professional in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Office of Grants and Contracts

Finance & Accounting Sr Professional

Position #00613367 – Requisition 15909

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The Office of Grants and Contracts has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Finance & Accounting Sr Professional position.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

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.

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Senior Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Work is performed fully independently.

_Nature of Work_

This position consists of a combination of accounting and federal grant administrative support –it requires strong accounting/reconciliation knowledge to work with large datasets as well as knowledge of Federal Letter of Credit awards and reporting requirements for those awards. As a result, this position needs to have not only a strong accounting understanding of accounting concepts, principles and theories, but also be educated and responsible for reporting based on federal policies and procedures related to Letter of Credit Draws and Quarterly Reporting.

_Examples of Work Performed:_

  • All processes to create Letter of credit invoices in the PeopleSoft system. This includes a pre-review to determine allowable draw amounts and review of billing plans for LOC projects. When the process is run, balance sheet entries are created based on invoice amount. This position is responsible for those entries and making sure they are being created by the system without errors. When errors occur this position will perform all needed troubleshooting.

  • Completing the draw of Letter of Credit funds via sponsors external draw systems.

  • Reconcile and analyze cash with sponsor balances against budget, expenses and revenue for Letter of Credit projects for quarterly 272 reporting.

  • Work with Post award on LOC Documents that are closing to ensure, GL, reporting and draws are all tied out. This includes monitoring and following up on discrepancies with post award where there is not a tie to ensure tie for final closeout.

  • Completing monthly Bank and PeopleSoft Reconciliations for LOC draws, Clinical Trial Payment posting activities and Title IV draws and posting activities.

  • Will be assigned a closeout population to obtain, analyze and interpret financial data required for Federal Financial Status Reports and Non-federal Financial Reports of Expenditure. Review data with departments as appropriate to ensure the accuracy of the data. Review all financial documents for sponsored research approval.

  • Review and prepare project accounts for closure, resolve cash deficits and accounts receivable issues, resolve outstanding encumbrance or payable issues, process refunds or fund transfers if necessary, prepare correcting entries and close projects in the University finance system.

  • Consult with internal department personnel and external department personnel regarding allowable expenses and balances as related to closeouts.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

_Diversity and Equity:_

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Office of Equity by email at or by phone at (303) 315-2567.

The University 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.

The University 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.

_Minimum Qualifications:_

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, business, finance, accounting, or a directly related field from an accredited institution

  • 2 years of professional level accounting experience

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Experience using PeopleSoft in a higher education environment.

  • Experience with grant closeout processes.

  • Experience with federal grants.

_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.

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

  • Ability to review and interpret Federal policies and reporting requirements.

  • Ability to work in a high volume office with deadlines

  • Good organization skills to be able to perform extensive reconciliations for a high volume of LOC documents.

Job: *Finance and Accounting

Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration

Title: Finance & Accounting Sr Professional

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15909