Accountant II, Banking and External Relations

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

The Controller’s Office manages the overall accounting and treasury services operations of the University in accordance with Federal, State, and University policy and procedure. This includes managing internal controls to mitigate risk; ensuring that the official accounting records of the University are current and accurate; safeguarding the assets of the University to minimize risk of financial loss; and developing and maintaining robust costing systems and reporting tools to provide high-quality financial information that supports schools, colleges, departments, and the University's strategic management initiatives.

Position Summary

The primary duty of this position is to reconcile the University's bank accounts. Responsibilities extend beyond accounting system maintenance to the solution of complex managerial challenges. This position monitors University compliance with State and Local government sales tax procedures, including calculating and remitting payment as required. This position also monitors University compliance with unclaimed property requirements including collection, reconciliation and remittance to all state as required by individual state regulations. Other significant duties include accounting for all agency relationships established between the University and external entities.

Essential Functions

  • Recognize complex and unique issues and develop resolution and/or consult with leadership to achieve resolution; consistently serve as a technical resource.
  • Independently resolve complex problems for which no clear precedent exists within the current systems or implement new accounting processes/structures.
  • Research, analyze and ensure implementation of new and/or changing accounting and reporting systems.
  • Provide training and consultation related to new systems and/or reporting methodology and ensure the development of related policies and procedures.
  • Recommend actions or alternatives to be taken by management when accounting data discloses unfavorable trends, deviations from budget or financial mismanagement.
  • Make risk assessment of systems of internal control and develop/recommend improvements/changes. Independently resolve and/or develop recommendations for complex issues and problems.
  • Serve as a resource for others in anticipating and resolving issues and problems.
  • Convey concise, comprehensive, and accurate findings on matters of a complex nature in written form.
  • Conclusions and recommendations are based on professional knowledge and judgment.
  • Convey issues of a complex nature in a clear, concise, and organized manner.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong accounting background, attention to detail, ability to reconcile general ledger accounts, demonstrate critical thinking, and general business and computer skills.
  • Demonstrate a proficient level of professional skill and/or knowledge in accounting and keep current with developments and trends.
  • Knowledge and ability to use applicable information technology and systems to meet work needs.
  • Monitor and collect data to assess accuracy and integrity; analyze data; ensure compliance with applicable standards, rules, regulations, and systems of internal control; interpret and evaluate results, prepare documentation; create financial reports and/or presentations.
  • Use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions; act consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences.
  • Communicate information to individuals or groups; deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Clearly and concisely convey information orally or in writing to individuals or groups to ensure that they understand the information and the message.
  • Listen and respond appropriately to others.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships that foster organizational success.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Three to five (3-5) years of related accounting experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or MBA
  • Five to eight (5-8) years of related accounting experience

Working Environment

  1. Standard office environment.
  2. Unexpected interruptions often occur, and stress level is moderate to high.
  3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

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

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 29, 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 10.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $68,000.

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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