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Benefit Plan Accounting is responsible for financial management and reporting functions in connection with the University of California Retirement System (UCRS), including UCRP and UCRSP, the Health and Welfare Program and the University of California Retiree Health Benefit Trust. These functions include financial transactions, financial reporting and analysis, financial audit coordination and internal control assessment and monitoring.
Benefit Plan Accounting is responsible for financial management and reporting functions in connection with the University of California Retirement System (UCRS), including the University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP), the University of California Retirement Savings Program (UCRSP), the Health and Welfare Program and the University of California Retiree Health Benefit Program. These functions include financial transactions, financial reporting and analysis, financial audit coordination and internal control assessment and monitoring.
The incumbent uses professional 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. Exercises judgment within defined accounting procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Normally receives general instructions, with detailed instructions provided on complex new assignments and initiatives. Has internal and external contact on a regular basis. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
UCRS Operations duties which includes weekly check write, UCRS pension payroll updates, and other related payroll duties, hand issues, etc. Audit hand-issued check requests to the check request forms. Audit file changes for hand-issued checks and/or check cancellations to Wells Fargo Bank and prepare the corresponding general ledger entries. Initiate or approve direct deposit deletions for BNY Mellon Bank. Responsible for the timely processing of the system-generated General Ledger (GL) files for the UCRS pension payroll, refunds of contributions, and retiree insurance premiums to the Endowment and Investment Accounting (EIA) system. Ensure the files are available for processing and reflect the correct totals. Research and resolve any validation errors. Ensure the files are uploaded to EIA online timely. Create monthly journal entries in EIA & Oracle ledgers, and ensure that all financial transactions are booked according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Responsible for reviewing and reconciling for accounts on the EIA & Oracle Financial system ledgers for monthly and annual reconciliations and the posting and auditing of monthly journal entries. This role will be responsible for reconciling certain EIA & Oracle ledgers monthly. After reconciliation, be able to analyze discrepancies and determine what action is to be taken. Reconciliation process continues until all errors or discrepancies have been identified and resolved. Once issues are identified, Accountant will have the foresight and knowledge to go about reconciling items.
Responsible for certain fiscal year end closing steps. Independently prepare worksheets and journals for year end close. Prepare accounting and statistical reports for auditors and management use at fiscal year end. Follow up on auditors' requests and resolve discrepancies. Assist with other account reconciliations and functions as assigned. Other ad hoc projects as assigned.
Has thorough knowledge of accounting function and assignments.
Has ability to independently gather, organize, and perform accounting related analysis.
Requires ability to present information in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally.
Thorough knowledge of financial transactions and financial systems, as well as related policy, accounting and regulatory compliance requirements.
Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications.
Bachelor's degree in related area.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging
HOW TO APPLY
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job is June 25, 2021. The position will be open until filled.
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