University of Colorado Accountant I in Colorado Springs, Colorado

TheUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs(UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.:

Helen and Arthur E Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences(Beth-El) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a distinguished and innovative college providing excellence in education, scholarship, and practice in the health professions. The Finance & Administration section of the Dean’s Office provides fiscal and budgetary support for Beth-El and its clinics (Primary Care Clinic; Peak Nutrition Clinic; Center for Active Living; City Employee Medical Clinic; and Nurse Family Partnership).

The purpose of this position is to ensure financial and budgetary accountability of resources under the direction of the Manager of Finance and Administration. In addition to general financial and budgetary support, this position will provide pre-award and post-award financial support to faculty/principal investigators for sponsored projects.__

_Examples of Work Performed_:

  • Prepare and submit journal entries, budget journals and cash transfer entries.

  • Assists faculty/principal investigators with budgets and justifications in accordance with sponsor guidelines.

  • Provide pre-award and post-award financial support to faculty/principal investigators for sponsored projects and grants.

  • Determines if expenditures posted to a grant project are allowable billed costs under the terms of the agreement subject to the OMB Circular A-21 and Uniform Guidance (UG), Cost Principles for Educational Institutions.

  • Works with principal investigators and project managers to ensure that costs are allocated to the appropriate accounts.

  • Submit PET’s (payroll expense transfers) for expenses posted incorrectly.

  • Track grant project expenditures.

  • Regularly provides principal investigators with financial detail and project summaries.

  • Runs various financial system reports for periodic review.

  • Maintain accounting records and files.

  • Creates invoices for services rendered by the College; prepares deposits, reconcile bank statements, and monitor accounts receivable.

  • Supports the fiscal manager with accounts payable and accounts receivable activities for all departments, programs, and events.

  • Back up HR Liaison for the College.

  • Attend financial meetings and trainings.

  • Fiscal year-end closingis part of UCCS’s operations. To close out business from the previous year, carry forward balances from the previous year, and open posting accounts for the upcoming year.

  • Book travel, accommodations and reservations for non-employee faculty and staff candidates., including flight, hotel and transportation. Submit and set up for payment.

  • Issue copies of requesters travel approvals and purchase approval forms. Make copy and file in appropriate file and give original document to purchaser.

_Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities_



  • The accounting duties of this position include analysis and judgment that require sound knowledge or application of principles, concepts, and practices of financial accounting, accounting information systems, and cost accounting.

  • Knowledge of basic HR functions.

  • Knowledge of GAAP.

  • Knowledge of data mining and analysis tools, techniques and processes.

  • Ability to prepare spreadsheets and financial reports.

  • Ability to process information with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Ability to use office tools such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

Salary Range: $42,966.00 - $48,608.00

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigation include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for those with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

_Minimum Requirements_



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

  • Two years of accounting work experience

_Preferred Qualifications_

  • Previous project accounting experience

  • Two years of experience working with enterprise systems such as PeopleSoft FMS (Financial Management System) and HCM (Human Capital Management system)

  • Previous higher education experience

  • Previous CU experience

Job: *Finance and Accounting

Organization: *C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Title: Accountant I

Location: Colorado Springs

Requisition ID: 15593