Senior Financial Accountant (7735U), General Accounting - 45045
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3599503
Senior Financial Accountant (7735U), General Accounting - 45045
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The mission of the UC Berkeley Controller's organization is to deliver full accounting services and related systems for operations and controls in the areas of General Ledger, Capital and Cash Accounting, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Cash-Handling, and Contracts and Grants Accounting. Customer groups served include faculty, staff, students, all University departments, and any outside entities that have a business relationship with the University.
The Financial Accounting and Controls unit in the Controller's Office has campus-wide responsibility for operational support, reconciliation, analysis, problem-solving, and reporting in the functional areas of AP, AR, and cash handling. Staff is responsible for providing systems, policies, procedures, and training to ensure accurate and timely recording of campus financial transactions.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 16, 2022
Analyzes, monitors, and reconciles general ledger accounts and performs variation analysis on general ledger accounts.
Prepares, processes, and records financial and budget journal entries.
Prepares financial and statutory reports.
Acts as advisor to other campus units (central and departmental) and Office of the President units on various accounting issues and may become actively involved, as required, to meet objectives and schedules and resolve problems.
Prepares year-end schedules for the annual audits and assists with special projects.
This may include tax reporting; developing, implementing, and monitoring accounting systems, policies, and procedures; and chart of account values definition, maintenance, and mapping.
Several years of experience in accounting.
Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and standards.
Ability to independently gather, organize, and perform accounting-related analysis.
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 accounting policy and regulatory compliance requirements.
Knowledge and ability to recommend business process improvements.
Proficient in account reconciliations with a high volume of financial transactions and data.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications.
Proficient in the use of enterprise-level general ledger applications.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, or a related area such as business administration or finance with significant formal education in accounting coursework, and/or equivalent experience/training.
Knowledge of fund accounting.
Non-profit organization experience.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is exempt and paid monthly. The annual salary for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $80,000.00 - $85,000.00.
This is a remote-friendly position, eligible for a flexible remote work arrangement of up to 100%. At this time, this position is eligible for 100% remote capability, subject to review annually.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application.
Referral Source info This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of 'UCB Employee' and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email. Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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