Accountant II/III (McGovern Medical School/Dept. of Surgery)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Accountant II/III (McGovern Medical School/Dept. of Surgery)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Accounting/Finance

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000N1

UTHealth Houston Department of Surgery is hiring an Accountant II, III to join their team. The ideal Accountant will have previous financial experience in a Healthcare environment. Advanced/Expert skills in Excel. Previous experience working with financial reports and be able to prepare, analyze, and report information either written or in person.

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides the application of advanced accounting knowledge and abilities in the preparation of a variety of complex regular and special financial reports and statements.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Utilizes monthly financial statements to advise departments of cash flow management in order to assist the departments with proper utilization of financial resources.

  2. Produces departmental cost analysis utilizing reports and spreadsheets. Communicates with the departments to provide a detailed analysis of income and expenditure transactions. Reviews operational functions or the tests of service rates/cost management.

  3. Prepares periodic financial reports to outside agencies through analysis of department accounts and the assimilation of department financial statements to ensure compliance with accounting regulations of those agencies.

  4. Reviews requests for disbursements of grant funds by verifying availability of funds to ensure proper utilization of grant funds/contracts and grants.

  5. Gathers, calculates, and transfers university funds to payroll payables by applying stated guidelines and budget allocations to ensure proper accounting of employee payroll funds.

  6. Monitors department accounts, prepares reports of income and expenditures, and interprets the reports for the departments.

  7. Sets up new accounts, particularly grant accounts.

  8. Assists Principal Investigators in preparing budgets for grant proposals.

  9. Produces various reports such as the Report of Expenditure of Time and Effort reports to federal granting agencies, quarterly reports to the federal government on uses of federal funds, and reports to various federal and state agencies (TRS, U.S. Savings Bonds, IRS, etc.).

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.



Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or its equivalent with at least twenty-four (24) hours of college level accounting credit.

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years of experience in accounting.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.