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University of Utah Sr Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/08/2021

Requisition Number PRN25485B

Job Title PS Sr Accountant

Working Title Sr Accountant

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 01167 - HCI Clinical Trials Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39300 to 72700

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

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.


Prepares and negotiates budgets and provides financial analysis to HCI Trials Office Management.

• Analyzes clinical trial protocols to create clinical trial budgets.

• Develops billing grid/calendar in Oncore (Clinical Trial Management Software)

• Negotiates budgets with industry sponsors.

• Meet with Principal Investigators in developing Billing Grid/Calendar regarding study vs standard of care procedures.

• Coordinates with the Office of Sponsored Projects to ensure timely contract review.

• Works with research coordinators, physicians, and other departments to resolve financial and logistical clinical trial issues.

• Recommends and implements unit process improvements.

• Works with other unit staff to coordinate language in financial and regulatory documents.

Daily: 80%

•Review Protocol and identify procedures that will be performed for the Clinical Trial.

•Meet with PI to determine procedures that are SOC versus Study.

•Prepare Internal budget

•Prepare Billing Grid/Study Calendar in Oncore

•Negotiate budget with Sponsor

•Liaison with OSP for awarding Sponsor Contracts

•Meet with coordinators to ensure Oncore calendar is working properly

Miscellaneous: 20%

•Attend semi-monthly new study prioritization meetings

•Attend Oncore training sessions

•Attend Phase I MDG Meeting weekly

•Prepare Financial folder for post award staff

•Miscellaneous projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field or equivalency, plus two years professional accounting experience. Also required are a thorough knowledge of established accounting principles and practices, knowledge of accounting software, advanced spreadsheet skills, the ability to write queries and macros and demonstrated analytical, problem solving, human relations and effective communication skills.

Certifications as a Certified Public Accountant may be preferred for certain positions.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.


• Familiarity with clinical trial processes and University accounting systems. Will train a motivated, detail-oriented candidate with medical setting or other relevant experience.

• Medical billing and coding experience, helpful but not necessary

•Budgeting and spreadsheet (Excel) skills and demonstrated analytical, problem solving, human relation and effective verbal and written communication skills. This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.

Type Benefited Staff

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 qualified applicants, upon request and 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”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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