Accountant III - Payroll

UTHealth Houston General Administration
2400019L Requisition #

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 professional level accounting skills and assistance in cash management, financial reporting, and special projects to ensure the sound management of a department.

Be a part of a fantastic team of professionals working collaboratively with other areas across the institution to help our organization comply with state rules and regulations associated with State of Texas programs.   

This dynamic role reports directly to the Assistant Director of Payroll Reporting, which requires attention to detail and evolves into the subject matter expert in TRS, USAS, and other state programs.

  • Department: Payroll
  • Location: University Center Tower, 7000 Fannin
  • Shift: Monday-Friday; days; on-site

Position Key Accountabilities:

1.    Analyze and prepare complex financial statement and reports such as: USAS, TRS & ORP contributions

2.    Prepares and submits monthly TRS reports and reconciles TRS contributions and payments, identifying discrepancies for further analysis.

3.    Prepares and submits USAS and ORP reports, identifying errors and completing adjustments to ensure payroll data is accurate.

4.  Performs on a regular basis: prepares and certifies TRS documents, reconciles balance sheet accounts, prepares vouchers, prepares state reports, and assists with audits.

5.    Prepares quarterly TWC reports.

6.    Deposits department cash receipts, works closely with Benefits team for benefits billing, analyzing, reconciling and creating adjustments.

7.    Assists in the preparation of the Annual Financial Report at the end of the fiscal year.

8.    Partners with IT teams for analysis and resolution of processing issues.

9.    Collaborates with internal and external customers to resolve issues.

10. May provide work direction and guidance to personnel within the department. May lead projects and activities.

11.Position will cross train with team members.

12.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:

Five (5) 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.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit!

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.

UTHealth Houston has 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 UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​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’s Houston rules 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.

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