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Accounting Clerk
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University of Utah | Slc, UT
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Job Description


Open Date 10/23/2018

Requisition Number PRN08648N

Job Title Accounting Clerk

Working Title Accounting Clerk

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week Between 10-20 hours per week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm depending on departmental needs.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 01110 - Tax Services

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $11.00 per hour

Close Date

Job Summary

Processes repetitive and nonrepetitive, clerical accounting transactions which require specific knowledge of a wide variety of prescribed accounting codes and classifications.


1. Maintains and reconciles accounts and makes correction to journal entries as necessary. Tracks and reports revenue and expenditures.

2. Prepares departmental or grant budgets and cost reports, and does variance analysis.

3. Reviews expense and accounting documents for accuracy and appropriate approvals and ensures transactions are charged to the correct account.

4. Handles accounts receivable for department including invoice preparation, bank deposits, aging reports, follow up on past due accounts.

5. Prepares and processes purchasing and travel documents. Solves problem with invoices and processes for payment.

6. Serves and department payroll reporter. May track department payroll expenses and ensure labor costs are charged to correct accounts.

7. Reviews and reconciles University procurement and purchases.

8. Reconciles monthly management statements and maintains back-up documentation.

9. Creates special checks or check requests.

10. Tracks and controls department inventory.

11. Supervises and trains accounting clerks and other clerical staff.

12. May serve as petty cash custodian for the department.

13. May purchase and maintain office supplies for department.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of experience performing accounting functions and preparing related reports, or equivalency; the ability to use standard office machines, calculators and data input terminals; and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran's status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University's Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.