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The Staff Accountant will report to the UCPath Center Finance Supervisor. The incumbent uses accounting concepts as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of accounting practices and organizational policies and procedures to resolve complex assignments where analysis of data requires a review of a variety of factors and multiple sources. The Staff Accountant exercises judgment within defined accounting procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. The Accountant receives general instructions on complex new assignments and initiatives. The incumbent demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. As a part of a new shared service center, the Accountant may initially assist in building out a broader scope of needed financial services.
Interpret, streamline and format large amounts of financial data in an organized manner. Provides detailed analysis of assets, liabilities and other financial transactions.
Prepares journal entries, maintains and reconciles general ledger accounts, including, but not limited to payroll liability accounts.
Ensure compliance, perform risk assessment and conduct internal audits, as well as support the system-wide internal auditors and external auditors. Create, review and document internal controls as they pertain to shared service center transactions.
Use various general accounting systems within the UCPath Center for daily accounting responsibilities and research.
Perform account analysis, prepare account reconciliations, statements and reports. Plans, coordinates and resolves accounting matters with other Accounting department members, departments, locations and divisions.
Provides analysis on various accounting issues and prepares complex accounting projects.
Other duties, as assigned
Prepare queries and financial reports for various departments and answer questions related to the general ledger.
Has ability to independently gather, organize, and perform accounting related analysis with minimal supervision and guidance.
Has thorough knowledge of accounting functions and GAAP and GASB, financial transactions and financial systems, as well as related policy, accounting and regulatory compliance requirements.
Excellent people skills, with ability to effectively interact, collaborate, and influence across all levels of an organization.
Able to streamline and automate accounting processes and procedures and efficiently identify, research and resolve problems in a timely manner.
Ability to provide high quality work utilizing highly developed and effective communication (written and verbal), project management, time management, and collaboration skills. Ability to prioritize, streamline and accomplish assigned projects.
Proficient with MS Office applications, such as Word and PowerPoint (with intermediate skill level in Excel) and related industry software.
Ability to provide excellent service with integrity and handle confidential matters and material.
Ability to handle ambiguity in a fast-paced environment and have the flexibility to handle multiple concurrent tasks and changing priorities.
Ability to accomplish assigned projects without compromising the integrity of the UCPath Center and/or University of California policies and procedures.
Highly self-motivated and focused with the ability to think strategically and focus on the accomplishment of the UCPath Center's mission and priorities.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent; a minimum of three (3) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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