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Accounting Technician III

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) encourages applications for the Accounting Technician III! This position exists in the Center for Student Involvement to provide purchasing, cash handling, and student fee allocation management for student organizations. This involves utilizing various university purchasing forms and methods, preparing journal entries, processing and recording deposits, and reflecting transactions in the BuffConnect student organization management platform. With a student-centered approach, this position serves to support day-to-day interactions with students, answering student organization financial questions, assisting walk-in traffic, and providing information to assist in the development of CSI staff.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

CSI is a service department of CU Boulder Student Government (CUSG) within the Division of Student Affairs. We cultivate an environment for building vibrant, engaging and safe communities through programming, leadership development, cultural awareness and learning opportunities. 

We also serve as banker, bookkeeper, travel agent, purchasing department and event manager for student organizations. Student organizations using university facilities are required to maintain an account and conduct their business through our office. Funding for student organizations granted from university sources is also placed in appropriate accounts through us.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Student Organization Financial Management:
  • Facilitate purchasing for student organization operations, travel, and events, using the appropriate procurement method, applying all applicable State Fiscal Rules, University and Departmental Policies and Student Fee Regulations.
  • Reconcile monthly account statements using BuffConnect records and financial statements, using appropriate communication methods to identify, research, and correct account errors, resolve issues, and reporting deficits and abnormalities to Assistant Director for Finance. 
  • Close accounts for completed events/ travel/ SOAC and returns unspent funding to funding sources, per university regulations. Coordinates the creation and approval of journal and cash transfers with campus departments and area accountant. 
  • Process deposits and event receipts for student organization activities.
  • Create cash boxes for upcoming special events and student group fundraising activities, communicate with organizations to ensure boxes are returned timely, reconcile, and break down returned boxes, recording revenue and taxes as appropriate. 
Student Organization Allocation Processing:
Complete all necessary steps to ensure funding allocation process is completed timely, accurately, and follows all appropriate policies, CUSG and Funding Board regulations, and 2016 audit findings by:
  • Approving Budget requests within BuffConnect weekly, or more frequently when possible.
  • Entering approved budget amounts in Allocation Tracking spreadsheet and reviewing entries for possible violations of applicable policy and funding regulations.
  • Alerting Assistant Director for Finance of and working with associated Funding Board to remedy any potential violations.
  • Making all necessary journal entries timely to ensure allocated funds are in appropriate accounts and available for spending, noting completion in appropriate BuffConnect budgets.
  • Working with others to provide better understanding and clarity around the allocations process.
  • Reviewing the process annually and making improvement suggestions to the Assistant Director for Finance.
Petty Cash Custodian:
  • Maintaining petty cash box for student organization reimbursements including cash disbursements, requesting replenishment checks and participating in periodic petty cash audits.
Other related duties as assigned:
  • To include staffing departmental events, committee appointments, Student Affairs divisional projects, etc.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • This position is mostly in-person with the ability to work one day a week remotely.

What We Can Offer

  • The starting salary is $45,660.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Three years of technical accounting experience. Appropriate education and/or bookkeeping experience will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with corporate purchasing and booking travel.
  • Experience working with student government or student organizations.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume. 

2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by August 7, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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