The College of Health is among the largest of the colleges and schools at the University with 2,500 undergraduates and 600 graduate students. Degree options include 18 BA/BS degree emphases, 16 master’s degree programs, three clinical doctorates, and five PhD programs. This combination of graduate degrees, professional programs, and undergraduate majors uniquely positions the College to contribute to the clinical and research missions of University of Utah Health and high impact educational practices on the main campus.
The University of Utah College of Health has an immediate opening for a Financial Analyst. This position will be responsible for general, post award and clinical accounting as well as budget development and financial analysis support for Departmental operations.
This position provides support to College and Departmental leadership in preparation of annual budgets and financial analysis. The Financial Analyst is able to manage a complex workload of multiple divisions and is effective and efficient in coordinating with Department Chairs, managers and staff.
This position reports to the Chairs of 2 department: Parks, Recreation & Tourism and Health & Kinesiology.
This position is considered Category IIA: Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID-19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID-19 Telecommuting Agreement.
1. Prepares and interprets management information and other financial reports.
2. Analyzes financial documents, statistical data, historical data and presents to and interprets for management.
3. Participates in the establishment and maintenance of cost accounting systems.
4. Audits accounting systems, reconciles data, and resolves technical problems or recommends solutions when appropriate.
5. Analyzes trends and possible consequences.
6. Recommends and implements improvements that affect accounting systems and departmental operations.
7. May prepare and monitor departmental budget.
8. May provide training on financial issues or procedures or provide guidance to more junior staff.
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.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Healthcare Administration, or a related field or equivalency; plus two years of related experience. Also required are a thorough knowledge of established accounting principles and practices; spreadsheet and database skills; knowledge of statistics and demonstrated analytical,problem solving, human relation and effective communication skills required.
An advanced degree, such as a Master’s of Business Administration, is preferred. Certain positions may require familiarity with hospital billing systems, Medicare and insurance reimbursement regulations, etc.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Post Award management experience
University finance experience