University of Colorado Accountant I in Denver, Colorado

*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Facilities Management – Finance & Administration

Accountant I

Position #00740064 – Requisition 11407

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Jobs in this career family provide the accounting and financial activities for the University. Functions include general accounting, budget, financial analysis and audit, tax and reporting, accounts payable and receivables, government cost reimbursement, contract administration, cashiering, cash management/ banking, investments, treasury and travel audit.

Professionals at the entry level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field

At the entry level, duties are limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals and are performed in a training and Development capacity.

_Job Summary_

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for an Accountant I with Facilities Management – Finance & Administration. This full-time, University Staff (non-classified) positionprovides financial analysis and business operations support for Auxiliary and General Fund operations within the Facilities Management department. Responsibility for additional funds may be included as necessary. Areas supported may include: Finance and Administration, Building Maintenance & Operations, Building Services, Grounds, Mail, Printing Services Central Utility Plant, Parking and Transportation Services, Bookstore, Food Services and Facilities Projects or other related areas.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Provide procurement support for Printing Services

  • Handle Cash Receipts/deposits and cash reconciliation - Printing Services, Mail Center and Food Trucks

  • Create JEs for Printing Services, Food Services and lost keys AR Accrual entry and reconciliation

  • Vendor invoice processing

  • Preparing monthly reports for Printing Services

  • Maintaining back-up documents for Printing Services

  • Verifying all batches are valid and each ticket got uploaded and went to correct speedtype

  • Miscellaneous invoice payments; such as Dry Ice, Verizon invoices, Eldorado Water and project invoices

  • Pay catering invoices and bill internal departments

  • Project management accounting duties as needed

  • Act as a back-up for other accountants as needed

PLEASENOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this position is $43,000 - $48,000 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

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

TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

_Minimum Qualifications:_

A bachelor’s degree in business administration, business, finance, accounting, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.

_Substitution:_A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • One (1) year of professional accounting experience.

  • Higher Education accounting experience

  • University of Colorado financial and reporting system experience

  • Intermediate MS Excel skills.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

Job: *Finance and Accounting

Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration

Title: Accountant I

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 11407