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Accountant IV (7734)

Company: University of California Office of the President
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 11, 2019

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Requisition Number

Working Title
Accountant IV (7734)

Appointment Type
Staff - Career

Personnel Program

Work Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Percentage of Time

Organizational Area
ANR:Office of the Controller & Bus Svcs - Finance

Oakland, CA

If Other:

Posting Salary
Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Summary
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 Division.

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.


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Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

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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 workgroups.

Systems Development

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.

Extramural Funds

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 external auditors.


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 Retirement System.

Federal Reports

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.

Affirmative Action


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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 in application.

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 processes.

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 and procedures.

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 team.

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 applications. Required

Professional certification preferred.

Knowledge of fund accounting/university accounting principles is preferred. Preferred

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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, color, religion,

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