University of Colorado - Aurora, CO

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Hiring Salary Range - $2,636.00 - $2,927.00/month*

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Responsibilities: This full-time state classified Accounting Technician II position is responsible for supporting all School of Dental Medicine programs and any related clinics in technical accounting aspects such as posting, billing, accounts receivable, collection management, patient registration, Medicaid billing, and third party insurance billing. Specific duties may include: receives and greets patients and offers information concerning clinic practice, policies, procedures and operations; receives cash, checks, and credit card payments from patients and reconciles any discrepancies; records transactions in the clinical computer system and distributes cash receipts; explains the cost for treatments rendered and how and when it is charged and due by the patient; advises patients on financial payment responsibilities and dental insurance policies; informs patients how insurance and/or any third party billing works in conjunction with payment expectations of the clinic; assists in the daily deposit preparation including log sheets, campus cash receipts, bank deposit receipts, and armored car deposit pick up logs; verifies Medicaid eligibility and enters information into the Medicaid Billing program; processes all patient payments received by mail; records and allocates all payments to the corresponding patient account; processes Medicaid payments received electronically from the Department of Health Care & Human Services; files all insurance, Medicaid and 3rd party paper correspondence in the patient accounting office; advises patients, residents, students, faculty and staff concerning patient accounts and resolves patient financial accounting problems; maintains all related files for the payment office; and all other duties or tasks as assigned and/or needed.

Additional Posting Description

Applications are accepted through the Jobs at CU website and hard copy, e-mailed or paper applications will not be accepted. You must apply by the closing date.

Individuals eligible for transfer, non-disciplinary (voluntary) demotion, or reinstatement will be required to participate in the competitive assessment process in order to be considered for this vacancy.

Please include you current e-mail address on your application, as correspondence regarding this position will be electronic-based. The department cannot guarantee the successful delivery of e-mail. You will be notified of the status of your application within two weeks after the closing date of the announcement. If you do not receive information regarding the status of your application after this time, please contact Antonia Ewald at

Colorado law requires that candidates for state government jobs be residents of Colorado at the time of application.

Your application will be reviewed by a qualified Human Resource Consultant and subject matter experts to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and preferred qualifications listed in the announcement. PLEASE BE SURE YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE COMPLETE AND THAT YOU DOCUMENT YOUR CURRENT AND PAST WORK EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS, AND HOW THAT DIRECTLY RELATES TO THIS POSITION AND ITS REQUIREMENTS. Provide thoughtful responses to any supplemental questions, as they will be used to assess your previous work experience. Applications are part of the selection process and will be used as part or all of the exam process to rank candidates. Exam process will include one or both of the following for those who meet minimum qualifications:

  • Type A Training & Experience (T & E) Exam based on the preferred qualifications listed in the posting. (Candidates will be evaluated and rated against the preferred qualifications based on information submitted within their application materials). Note: Candidates are not physically present for this portion of the exam.
  • Oral Exam based on the job requirements, preferred qualifications and competencies listed in the posting. (Candidates will be evaluated, scored and ranked based on oral responses).
You will be notified via email if the exam process changes or includes additional assessment tools other than those listed above.

Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications)

Minimum Qualifications:
Two years of technical accounting or bookkeeping experience, which included one year of experience with patient registration, collection management, and third-party insurance billing within a medical or dental setting.

College, university, or non-correspondence business school which included eighteen (18) semester credit hours of accounting or bookkeeping may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience but not for the specific experience.

Desired qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience and knowledge of Governmental or Higher Education accounting procedures, policies, rules and regulations.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financial systems and/or similar software programs.
  • Experience creating electronic tracking and reporting spreadsheets using programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word & Quicken.
  • Experience working with students, faculty and staff in a higher education environment.
  • Experience using and understanding dental terminology.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to multi-task.
Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to the state application form, applicants must also submit a Cover Letter detailing why they are interested in the job and how their experience, education, and talents match the minimum and preferred qualifications. Resumes will be accepted for this position but will NOT be used as part of the assessment process in determining if an applicant has met the minimum qualifications listed in the announcement. Application materials will be used to assess your spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.

**Failure to include adequate information (INCLUDING SPECIFIC DATES AND HOURS WORKED) or follow instructions may affect your meeting minimum qualifications and score and prevent you from competing in subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants**

You will be notified if you do or do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Contact Antonia Ewald at within five days of notice to discuss the decision. If you still do not agree with our decision regarding your qualifications, you have the right to have our decision reviewed by the State Personnel Director. Additional information and forms regarding the appeal process is available at:

You have the right to appeal if you believe that the content or conduct of the assessment process was arbitrary, capricious or contrary to rule or law. Scores and ranks are not considered as conduct or content of an assessment. Your appeal must be in writing, signed by you or your representative, and must be mailed or delivered no later than ten (10) calendar days from the date of notice that you are no longer being considered. To submit an appeal, you are required to complete and submit the Colorado State Personnel Director's Appeal/Dispute form available at:

Please note that this vacancy may, at the discretion of the appointing authority, be filled by another method of appointment for valid business reasons.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. VETERANS: Qualified veterans and surviving spouses are eligible for preference points. If you were honorably discharged and served during one of the periods for which the federal government awards veterans preference, please fax a DD214 and other supporting documents to 303-315-2725, Attn: consultant Antonia Ewald/Posting #820110

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process, and selection committee members may choose to contact work references during the search process other than those listed in your application.

UCD is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. Some positions may require a financial/credit check and/or a motor vehicle report.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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