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Accountant 4 - Financial Accounting

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

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe University of California Office of the President (UCOP) is the headquarters for the UC system, one of the largest and most acclaimed higher education institutions in the world. Endowment and Investment Accounting is responsible for centralized accounting and financial reporting for endowment funds, campus foundations, other UC affiliated organizations and deferred gifts. In this exciting Senior Accountant role, you will be a key player in supporting operational needs of general accounting and endowment and investment accounting functions as they roll up in monthly and annual closing requirements to the Corporate Financial Reporting System. You will perform monthly and annual pool processing and reporting functions for the Regents investments pools, and set up and maintain funds in accordance with University policies and other requirements. Additionally, you will serve as a liaison with a designated group of constituents providing ongoing advice and assistance to various Office of the President departments, campus, medical center and Foundation contacts. Ideally you will have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and at least five years of progressively responsible and recent professional accounting experience in Corporate Accounting. Your excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong technical skills will be a foundation for your success in this role. Job Duties7 RecordsDuties Function (%)1Key player in supporting operational needs of general accounting and endowment and investment accounting functions as they roll up in monthly and annual closing requirements to the Corporate Financial Reporting System (CFR). Performs monthly and annual pool processing and reporting functions for the Regents investments pools. Maintains and sets up funds in accordance with University policies and other requirements. Serves as a liaison with designated group of constituents including providing ongoing advice and assistance to various Office of the President departments, campus, medical center and Foundation contacts.1252Prepares journal entries, maintains and reconciles complex ledger accounts. Reviews routine / recurring journal entries prepared by junior accountants in the team.2203Prepares Office of the President and consolidated corporate reports. Instructs and advises campuses in preparing materials for consolidated financial reports.3104Coordinates annual fiscal closing operations with other systemwide departments and campuses, medical centers, foundations and leads in implementing changes required. Provides staff assistance to external auditors, including the preparation of workpapers and research. Prepares and maintains the audit and financial reporting timeline, and timeline of key audit documents. Prepares handposting journal entries adjustments / corrections at fiscal year end as directed. Reviews diagnostic and footnote reports for inclusion in the University's annual financial report.4105Develops, implements and maintains endowment and investment reporting systems. Leads in testing of transactions and system reports for financial reporting purposes.5106Assist in various special projects. Prepares ad hoc reports. Identifies areas of potential problems and notifies recipients to resolve problems.6157Develops and updates procedures and policies in response to changes in accounting requirements and new activities. Provides policy interpretation, research of transactions, accounting training and advice on accounting policy and procedures to others within the University including campuses, medical centers, and foundations.710Job Requirements2 RecordsJob Req Req/PrefBachelor's degree in accounting or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years progressively responsible and recent professional accounting experience in Corporate Accounting.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, 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 and analyze 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.RequiredCertified Public Accountant (CPA) professional certification preferred.PreferredRequisition Number: 20190490Working Title: Accountant 4 - Financial AccountingAppointment Type: Staff - CareerPersonnel Program: PSS-UncoveredWork Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pmPercentage of Time: 100Organizational Area: Chief Financial Officer- Financial AccountingLocation: Oakland, CAPosting Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.Special Conditions of Employment: TravelTravel outside of normal business hours Successful completion of a background check required.Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check required.Job Close Date: Open Until FilledQuicklink for Posting: jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62088

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