Bookstore Accountant

Deming Center Venture Fund

Deming Center Venture Fund

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Accounting & Finance
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a Bookstore Accountant! The CU Book Store accounting department carries out the accounting support functions for the Book Store, in addition to the Testing and Assessment Center (TAC) and Imaging Services (IS). The role includes clerical support, accounts payables and receivables, general financial reporting, cash control, point-of-sale processing, account reconciliation and any other financial activities in a timely manner, while following state, federal, and university rules and regulations and aligning with generally accepted accounting principles.

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

The CU Book Store (CUBS) offers a convenient place for students to prepare for their academic endeavors. The store offers academic course materials, and school supplies for all students, faculty and staff. We also provide logoed gear for all patrons and visitors of the university. By offering innovative services and customer centric culture, the Store strives to provide a welcoming environment for all members of the campus community, as well as the Boulder Community at large.

Budgetary Analysis & Support

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Monitor and adjust budget model based on projected operating expenditures and projected revenues, in collaboration with department managers and Director. Provide financial oversight and analysis of operations and related projects and recommend courses of action that follow campus and departmental policies.
  • Monitor CUBS, IS, TAC and other SpeedTypes for accuracy and appropriateness of activity. Monitor and evaluate revenues, expenses, and encumbrances against budgets and historical operating data.
  • Present the financial status of operating budgets at team meetings and prepare topics of discussion related to maintaining the accuracy of financial data.
  • Reconcile and maintain capital equipment renewal and replacement schedule, in coordination with IT department, and advise management on planning annual spending.


  • Complete month-end close and correcting journal entries and fiscal year-end close entries for assigned units. Reconcile monthly balance sheet account for assigned units.
  • Prepare regular financial reports for internal department use and provide information to other campus departments, as needed. Prepare timely and reliable reports to advise management of current and projected financial condition. Analyze report data to identify unusual transaction activity, research causes, and provide explanations to management.
  • Use various accounting and reporting systems, and Microsoft Excel, to effectively reconcile reporting data. Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis that will clarify financial impacts of complex operating issues.

Budget Development

  • Support the department’s annual budget by analyzing revenues and expenditures to provide guidance for establishing appropriate budgets. Train managers to understand and clarify the impacts of operational changes. Prepare analyses of cost center budgets about changes in the charge rates and increases/decreases in general fund dollars to support operations. Present results of budget analyses to departmental managers and Director. Work with the Director, CUBS managers and the accounting manager to improve the budget process.

Customer Service

  • Support work of other accounting staff and student employees, including processing customer billing, classifying transactions, communicating to customers any billing issues or questions, cash handling, and vending customer service. Support sales floor staff and managers with customer service issues regarding billing or payment issues.

Miscellaneous Duties

  • Participate in the planning and execution of all annual physical inventory counts. Refine, update, and modify existing accounting processes and procedures to ensure accurate and reliable financial records which align with GAAP, NACUBO and State and University rules and regulations. Assist in the preparation of yearly NACS, and other associations, financial surveys. Purchase goods by creating and monitoring purchase orders.

What You Should Know

  • This is a primarily in-person position.
  • The typical work schedule is Monday - Friday, anytime between opening and closing hours. Some weekends may be needed, as determined by the Department.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary for this position is $53,000 – $58,000 annually.



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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Be collaborative. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • 1 year of professional, job related experience.

What You Will Need

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven track record as a problem solver.
  • Proven customer service skills.
  • Proven ability to work with a wide range of people.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP, University or state financial and fiscal rules.
  • Experience and knowledge of governmental or higher education accounting procedures.
  • Understanding of PeopleSoft or related enterprise accounting system.
  • Understanding of Enterprise Retail Software system.

Special Instructions

To Apply, Please Submit The Following Materials

  • A current resume.
  • Optional: 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 February 19, 2024, for consideration.

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

This job is no longer accepting applications

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