Senior Accountant uses advanced accounting concepts and organizational objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on highly complex accounting assignments that are of diverse scope requiring analysis of identifiable factors using multiple accounting and financial sources. 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 internal and external contacts on matters of some significance to the accounting organization.
The Senior Accountant is responsible for a broad spectrum of complex professional accounting duties associated with gifts activities across multiple business units. This is a key function position to performing accounting activities and providing data and variance analysis in support of timely, accurate financial information. The individual provides University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) and campus wide internal and external customer support and is required to make sound decisions and recommendations quickly in a complex environment.
Position highlights include:
Work with Controller's Office, UCSF Health System, UC Office of President (UCOP), and campus constituents performing accounting, financial reconciliations and variance analysis
Collect and extract data and provide analytical analysis using ad hoc or query tool to evaluate financial information
Provide first level support to constituents for the interpretation and proper implementation of University of California policy related to gifts. To perform these duties, the individual will be able to provide professional level analysis and decision-making utilizing various resources, including UCSF Campus Administrative Policies, UCOP Financial Accounting Policies and Guidance, and collaboration with subject matter expert colleagues
Understanding Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the applicability and implementation of Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) pronouncements, in addition to interpretation and proper implementation of UCSF accounting policies and procedures
Monitor the quality and integrity of gift project transactions in general ledger.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.