Accountant, Campus Receivables

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Accounting / Finance

Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower Pioneers to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge, and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations.

About University Financial Services 

Student Financial Services at the University of Denver is an integral part of University Financial Services working to assist students with all their billing needs. The department, part of University Financial Services, consists of the Bursar’s Office and Campus Receivables and seeks to retain students who will become leaders, scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, and public servants uniquely qualified to live in and shape a global society.

Student Financial Services strives to inform and serve the DU community through effective and collaborative professionalism, by contributing to student financial competence through compassion and efficiency. Our vision is to serve with exceptional quality as we assist students making the transition to the University and ensuring their persistence to graduation. In our daily work, the team is guided by these University values: excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity, and inclusiveness. The team provides fair and consistent decision making, responsiveness, fiscal responsibility, open communication, collaboration, and professional development. Our goals and processes are designed to retain a diverse, ethical, and intellectually vibrant student body that can be successful at the University of Denver and go on to lead lives of meaning and purpose.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Position Summary

The accounting area within Campus Receivables ensures the integrity of the general ledger as well as student accounts through reconciliations, reports, and audits.

Essential Functions

  • Reconciles key financial accounts weekly and monthly to ensure systems accuracy and control.
  • Reconciles financial aid programs and ensures Title IV regulations are met.
  • Reconciles general ledger funds specific to Student Financial Services, Health Services, and any external system that feeds to Student A/R.
  • Records daily ACH and wire activity and follows through with Bursar’s office for posting to student or agency accounts.
  • Runs and posts external system feeds to the general ledger.
  • Performs journal entries as needed.
  • Provides cash management of federal and state aid programs in compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Troubleshoot off-plan reconciliation and system concerns by identifying the source of the problem and implementing corrective actions.
  • Recommends and produces process improvements to enhance system control and accuracy.
  • Trains colleagues on proper accounting procedures to prevent reconciliation problems.
  • Command knowledge of the flow of information and understanding of the interface of university financial systems.
  • Analyze and complete financial reports weekly, monthly, and as needed by senior administration.
  • Work with other departments regarding researching revenues, expenses and payments, reconciliations, and payment processing questions that may arise.
  • Performs weekly cash audits of the cashiering area to ensure accuracy and compliance.
  • Works closely with the auditors at year-end providing requested information to facilitate the yearly audit.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strong relationships with peers, divisions, and senior leadership.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, have attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and work effectively in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Ability to handle time-sensitive/confidential information appropriately.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent work experience
  • Basic accounting skills including at least 1-year reconciliation experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience
  • Two (2) years of reconciliation experience.

Working Environment

  1. Standard office environment.
  2. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period.
  • Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs. with assistance.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on November 30, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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