Accountant IV (7734)
Company: University of California Office of the President
Posted on: November 11, 2019
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Accountant IV (7734)
Staff - Career
Percentage of Time
ANR:Office of the Controller & Bus Svcs - Finance
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
The ANR Financial Services Unit within the Office of the Controller
is the principal organizational unit for providing leadership and
technical expertise in the development, management, analysis,
reporting and coordinating the ANR financial services. The Office
is responsible for ensuring that the Division's financial affairs
and those of the regional, county and special program offices are
conducted in accordance with University business and finance
regulations and funding agency constraints.
Under general direction, the Accountant IV uses advanced accounting
concepts and ANR system-wide organizational objectives to resolve
highly complex issues affecting Division-wide financial compliance
and reporting. Performs work of considerable difficulty
consolidating, reconciling, and preparing reports of ANR operations
with varying detail from multiple campus general ledgers and the
Corporate Financial System. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting
methods and techniques for obtaining solutions, completing analysis
and developing recommendations. Normally receives little
instruction on day-to-day work, with general instructions provided
on new or unique accounting assignments. Interacts with senior ANR
leadership, including the Vice President for Business Operations,
as well as external personnel on significant matters affecting the
Affirmative Action*Promote, in all ways consistent with the other
responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative
Action goals established by the Division.
Special Conditions of Employment
Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a background check is required for
appointment to this critical position.
May be required to work some nights and weekends.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS/ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Participates in the development and implementation of system-wide
payroll and personnel systems and general ledger systems,
representing ANR on UCOP and campus financial systems functional
With minimal direction from Financial Services Assistant Director
independently prepares highly complex reconciliations of ANR
federal, state, and university funds on multiple UC campuses.
Consolidates ANR general ledger data from multiple campus general
ledgers to one general ledger. Prepares associated reconciliations
and elimination journal entries as necessary.
Monitors extramural funds transactions and balances to ensure
compliance with Federal and other agency restrictions.
Monitors ANR financial compliance with Federal and State
regulations and University policies and procedures using a variety
of tools including data analytics. Identifies issues and takes
appropriate actions and/or make necessary recommendations.
Assists in responding to financial audit requests from internal and
With minimal direction, independently prepare ANR financial
management reports of a highly complex nature for presentation to
ANR senior leaders and other stakeholders from multiple campus and
UCOP information systems.
Financial Management Reports
Responsible for the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual
Federal reports, including Agriculture Experiment Station Funds,
Federal Formula Funds, Special Project Funds, and the Federal
Provides training and assistance on the use of various campus and
Office of the President financial information systems. Answers
financial policy and procedure questions from ANR administrative
and program units.
Policy, Procedures and Training
Promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of
the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals
established by the Division.
Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related area and at
least six years of progressively responsible professional
accounting experience, preferably in University or Corporate
Accounting or a combination of education and experience.
Experience and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of generally
accepted accounting theories, principles, and practices (GAAP) as
they apply to a wide variety of accounting transactions and fiscal
troubleshooting; thorough knowledge of reconciliation processes,
the accounting cycle, financial statements, SAS, internal controls,
and GASB Statements.
Demonstrated ability to perform and coordinate complex accounting
functions with multiple locations; skills to analyze and reconcile
large volumes of financial data.
Problem-solving and analytical skills as demonstrated by the
ability to gather relevant data, perform analysis, identify trends,
and make recommendations to resolve accounting issues.
Demonstrated ability to analyze, translate, document, and implement
new and/or revised complex accounting pronouncements issued by
GASB, as well as standard accounting procedures; ability to
interpret conflicting regulations and determine order of precedence
Experience and demonstrated skills using PC based tools and online
financial systems to perform transactions; monitor financial
status; query, analyze, and forecast financial data; and prepare
management level reports; ability to use financial tools to improve
Meticulous attention to detail as demonstrated by the ability to
consistently prepare and review financial transactions, ensuring
correct coding of data and discerning data anomalies with a high
degree of accuracy.
Excellent verbal and written skills as demonstrated by the ability
to articulate ideas and issues clearly, concisely, and
persuasively; ability to effectively communicate complex policies
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with clients and other staff
members at UCOP and campus locations, and to respond positively and
proactively to customer service needs and problems.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a
Demonstrated organizational skills including ability to efficiently
prioritize workload to meet deadlines in an environment of multiple
projects and changing priorities.
Proficiency with MS Office Suite and other standard office
Professional certification preferred.
Knowledge of fund accounting/university accounting principles is
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
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