Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $70-$75K / Annually
Organization's Mission: Creating Champions for Wildlife
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Utah’s Hogle Zoo is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Position Summary: POSITION SUMMARY
The Senior Accountant is responsible for preparing, reviewing, reconciling, and inputting accounting data. The Senior Accountant works with accounting team members to ensure the efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness of data used to prepare reports, financial statements, and projections.
Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s Mission: Create champions for wildlife by making connections between people and animals to inspire action.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo has been a loved and trusted part of the community for over 90 years. Besides providing a great experience for our guests, we aim to create champions for wildlife, regardless of the job or position you have at the Zoo. If you believe in hard work, have a great attitude, are passionate about what you do, and love working with people, then we look forward to talking with you!

Reports directly to the Accounting Manager.
1. Responsible for daily accounting functions and ensuring departmental staff have appropriate support, training, and guidance to fulfill their responsibilities.
2. Verifies financial data in accordance with GAAP.
3. Works with relevant departments to ensure financial information and reporting is accurate and complete.
4. Creates journal entries and completes month-end reconciliations (sales, AP, Misc Income, purchasing, payroll, and retirement).
5. Supports production of monthly and year-end financial statements and supplemental financial reports within specified deadlines.
6. Prepares and distributes ad hoc financial reports as directed by the Accounting Manager.
7. Proactively works to strengthen departmental trust and relationships through responsiveness and support.
8. Initiates periodic internal audits and fraud detection techniques.
9. Ensures regulatory compliance within functional areas of responsibility.
10. Develops, implements, and enforces departmental procedures and policies.
11. Prepares materials for analysis and audits as directed by the Accounting Manager.
12. Serves as liaison for annual audits or reviews such as workers compensation and retirement benefits.
13. Facilitates grant financial tracking and reporting.
Desired Qualifications: DESIRED EXPERIENCE

Other Important Duties and Responsibilities
• Supports governmental reporting including DOL reporting, 1099 preparation, and W2’s.
• Reconciles and validates monthly SSA Commissions Recap.
• Reconciles purchasing system to the accounting system.
• Ensures that biweekly payroll is submitted accurately and timely, that benefits reconciliation is complete, and that the organization is in compliance with the ACA.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Must have 3-5 years of accounting experience. Nonprofit or industry-specific experience preferred.
• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in accounting, finance, business administration, economics, or another suitable field of study is preferred.
• Supervisory and training experience preferred.
• Must be a thorough and detailed person with sound judgment and technical skills, analytical ability, and ability to focus and prioritize multiple – and sometimes competing – projects. High moral, ethical standards, and ability to maintain confidentiality are required.
• Must be able to think critically and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
• Must be organized, efficient, decisive, intelligent, and have highly effective communication skills.
Work is onsite.

The incumbent performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities which do not generally involve muscular strain, but do require activities related to walking, standing, bending, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions. Requires lifting of up to 30 lbs.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a drug-free workplace. All employees are subject to random drug testing.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.    

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Benefits / Why Work With Us: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and other supplemental insurance.

Retirement Benefits: The Zoo is a part of the Utah Retirement System and makes a 10% contribution to an employee’s retirement. This includes an additional opportunity to make contributions to a 401K plan within URS.

Vacation time accrual: (New employees accrue up to 13 days annually of vacation time.) New employees accrue 4 hours of vacation leave after the first full pay period following the first of the month following 30 days of continuous employment.

Sick time accrual: (New employees accrue up to 10 days annually of sick time.) New employees accrue 3.07 hours of sick leave after the first full pay period following the first of the month following 30 days of continuous employment.

Nine paid holidays a year when they occur after the first of the month following 30 days of continuous employment.

Employee Assistance Program for employees and their families paid for by the Zoo.

Employee long-term disability insurance paid for by the Zoo.

Various employee reimbursements and contributions to wellness activities, professional development, uniform, and certain work-clothes.

Moving expense reimbursement for qualifying new employees.

Every employee receives a free Zoo Card that allows admission to the employee and up to 5 guests. It also provides for free carousel and train rides, as well as free admittance to ZooLights and BooLights. Part-Time/Seasonal employees also receive a ZooCard.

Employees receive a 50% discount on concessions and 33.3% discount on gift shops items (some exclusions apply).

Employees receive a Tickets at Work membership, which provides discounts and offers on theme parks, shows, sporting events, and travel.

Awesome coworkers who care about animals and each other!
How to Apply: Apply on the Hogle Zoo website at
Closing Date: 03/31/2023
Location: Salt Lake City, UT


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Contact: Debbie Elcock
Phone: 8015841700