Mission Statement

General Accounting Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT (why we exist)

The mission of the General Accounting Department is to accurately report the financial position of the University of Utah, its departments, and business activities for various constituencies – including legislators, regents, trustees, government agencies, rating agencies, auditors, creditors, grantors, donors, and others who may have a vested interest in the financial activity and health of the University. Within the scope of this mission is the responsibility to coordinate and direct all financial transactions recorded in the accounting system of the University. This responsibility requires that we be service oriented relative to the financial needs of all departments on campus while still assuring that all transactions adhere to University policies and procedures, generally accepted accounting principles, and rules established by the authoritative governing bodies.

VISION STATEMENT (what we want to be)

The General Accounting Department employs competent and caring business professionals who are innovative, resourceful, collaborative, and helpful in facilitating the management and accountability of the University’s resources.

VALUES STATEMENT (what is important to us)

We value a culture of accountability and people of integrity committed to doing the right thing.

We employ good business practices in our own department and encourage and assist members of the campus community in doing likewise.

We value input from those we serve, and recognize the importance of active listening, timely learning, and continuously improving.

We take personal ownership in helping find answers to questions and solutions to the problems of other University personnel and departments as well as constituencies external to the University.

We value employees who have initiative, insight, and an ability to understand the larger environment in which we work.

We value a keen spirit of teamwork and cooperation in helping fellow employees accomplish their assignments successfully.

We model respect and civility in our communications with others.

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