University of Colorado Accounting Technician III in Boulder, Colorado

Accounting Technician III


Recreation Center

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

Recreation Services welcomes applications for an Accounting Technician III. This position provides accounting control and fiscal reporting for Recreation Services. Using the University's accounting systems and the Recreation Services' internal financial/registration subsystem, the unit provides to internal and external users current comprehensive financial and participation data based on its sales of memberships, classes, rentals, and other available services. The unit's goal is to provide this information while maintaining the highest level of customer service to students and other patrons.

The purpose of this position is to provide accounting support by processing Acard expense reports and certain Sport Club accounting transactions: Travel Card transactions, reimbursements, and in-per revenues. This position will also assist other accounting staff in daily balancing and other accounting duties.

Who We Are

Recreation Services is a valued campus resource and partner dedicated to supporting your success. We offer a variety of high quality, convenient, innovative and inclusive ways to help you connect with yourself and your campus community. Play and Find Your Fit at one of the nation’s premier collegiate recreation centers. THE REC is a LEED Platinum (highest ranking sustainable design) facility with over 300,000 square feet of recreation and fitness activity space. Explore and try something new from ice skating, indoor rock climbing, team sports, yoga, enjoying the Buff Pool and so much more! We are a student fee-funded service and our student-led, CUSG Recreation Board and team of experts will ensure we meet the evolving needs of a dynamic recreation, fitness and wellness service that supports student engagement, academic and personal success.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Procurement Card Program and Travel Card Program Management

  • Process and manage the two programs in accordance with Recreation Services and University policies and procedures for compliance, internal control and timely reporting.

  • Instruct and update cardholders on purchasing policies and rules.

  • Audit and verify all receipts to ensure documentation is sufficient and that each purchase is legitimate.

  • Generate cardholders' expense reports in Concur and submit for approval.

  • Identify and report violations to Procurement Service Center administration and recommend action to be taken.

  • Prepare JEs to ensure timely and accurate reporting for monthly close and year end.

Business Process Improvement

  • Review and evaluate business processes related to PCard and Sport Clubs financial transactions on a regular basis.

  • Recommend, design, and/or implement processes improvement in efficiency and internal control.

  • Assist the Sport Clubs professional staff in training and advising coaches and club members on accounting policies and procedures.

Reumbusements, Revenue, Payroll

  • Process Sport Clubs reimbursement requests.

  • Process Sport Clubs in-person revenues.

  • Work with Membership Coordinator and set up, adjust, and cancel memberships accurately and in a timely manner.

Cash Balancing

  • Assist with cash balancing at least three days a week.

  • Balance each cashier's drawer, deposit daily receipts, and verify daily cash advances in compliance with the Rec Center's cash handling policies and procedures.


  • Train in a variety of business duties for back-up purposes.

  • Perform all job duties required to ensure smooth business operations during the absence of other staff.

  • These duties may include but are not limited to cash balancing for others, providing reception function at the Admin Suite, working as a cashier at POS or the Sport Clubs Office, and assisting with JEs or other accounting related tasks. Serve on task teams and committees as recommended and/or assigned by supervisor.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary for this position is $43,884.00, commensurate with experience.


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

  • Three years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.

  • Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

What You Will Need

  • Proficiency with accounting and purchasing software solution.

  • Knowledge with accounting reports and ability to create and provide reliable, supportive financial data and reports

  • Ability to recommend management business practices are effective and efficient.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communications, collaboration and problem solving.

  • Demonstrated understanding and application of internal control principles.

  • High-level computer skill proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word and Excel) and databases.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Associate's Degree.

Special Instructions

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.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by December 16, 2018 for consideration.

Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer