Financial Accounting Analyst III
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
$75,000.00 - $83,000.00 per year

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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 Financial Accounting Analyst position plays a critical role between schools, colleges and departments and central budgeting and accounting offices. The position provides high-level oversight of operational accounting tasks, technical support, reporting & analysis functions, and policy service to university stakeholders. This position assists in managing the complex accounting structure consisting of numerous funds, day-to-day accounting activities and closing accounting records. This position is also responsible for analysis of the financial position for various schools, colleges, and departments.

Essential Functions

In addition to following the University of Denver's policies and procedures, principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to organize, develop, and analyze budget to actual financial data and concisely present variance information to peers and executive leadership, including options to balance budgets on a university-wide basis.
  • Employees at this level perform complex, specialized budget-to-actual forecasting procedures, accounting entries, reconciliations, irregular and unusual transactions, and problem resolutions and/or advise University staff engaged in budgeting, cost accounting or other fiscal operations/functions.
  • Successful candidates develop non-standard reports and statements requiring interpretation and analysis of trends for management. Responsibilities extend beyond accounting system maintenance to the solution of complex managerial challenges unique to schools, colleges, and departments.
  • Consistently serving as a technical resource around financial systems & data for University schools, colleges, and department financial colleagues.
  • Review forecasting and reconciliation of University-Wide departmental accounts.
  • Recognize complex and unique issues and develop resolution and/or consult with leadership to achieve optimal solutions.
  • 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 budget, forecast, accounting, and reporting systems.
  • Provide financial and accounting 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 interpersonal skills to engage and mentor other University business staff.
  • Communicates clearly and informatively both verbally and in writing to develop strong working relationships with the University business and finance community.
  • Ability to complete tasks and assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Strong budget and 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
  • 3-5 years of related accounting experience
  • 3-5 years of related financial analytics experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in accounting, Finance, CPA, or MBA.
  • 5-8 years of related accounting experience.
  • Higher Education experience
Working Environment
  • Standard office environment.
  • Unexpected interruptions often occur, and stress level is moderate to high.
  • 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.
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) December 27, 2023.

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 11.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $83,000

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, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran 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; the Americans with Disabilities Act; 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; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non-Discrimination-Statement.

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

Advertised: December 08, 2023
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