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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 2nd, 2021
Accounts Payable (Disbursements) has campuswide responsibility for the processing, analysis, reconciliation, and problem-solving related to accounts payable transactions. We provide systems support, policies, procedures, and training to facilitate the processing of approximately 650,000 annual payables transactions including:
Non-PO Payment Requests
Travel & Entertainment Reimbursements
Other Non-Payroll Disbursements
We are committed to giving prompt, courteous service to faculty, staff, students, and vendors within the guidelines of University of California policies and in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Under the direction of the Accounts Payable Manager, the Accounts Payable Financial Analyst 3 assists in monitoring department controls, and compliance with campus policies and procedures. This position involves ensuring the accuracy of a wide variety of accounts payable and financial transactions and services. The Accounts Payable Analyst 3 is independently responsible for research, analysis and troubleshooting to resolve highly complicated reconciliation issues. This position must have strong systems knowledge and experience, including the ability to resolve integration errors between the Jaggaer (BearBuy) system and PeopleSoft (Berkeley Financial System).
Provides ongoing value added analysis and monitoring of accounts payable transactions to enhance business processes, reduce risk and ensure compliance with campus policies and procedures
Troubleshooting - assists users in resolving accounts payable transaction questions in BearBuy and/or BFS
Research - ability to use query tools to gather information and prepare reports; ability to summarize information in a clear format
System Integration - sufficient understanding of both systems to research and resolve integration errors between BearBuy and BFS
Tax Errors - ability to research tax errors and to prepare financial journals fixing tax issues, if required
Withholding - sufficient understanding of withholding requirements to accurately calculate and research withholding issues
Customer support - delivers high-quality customer service to campus users and external vendors
Liaison with Procurement and department users to answer questions or resolve problems with invoice processing
Researches, develops, documents and implements new and changing business processes
Reviews, audits, and approves complex financial transactions
Accounting - In depth general accounting and/or accounts payable experience; fund accounting knowledge; ability to perform high-level financial analysis
University Procedures - High-level knowledge of financial processes, policies and procedures
Information Systems - Demonstrated proficiency working with computer and information management systems, including PeopleSoft financial applications, Jaggaer procurement system, Google Docs and the Microsoft Office suite of software
Database/Spreadsheet - Demonstrated expertise in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis and financial reporting
Problem Solving and Organization - Very strong organizational, problem solving, and customer service skills. Excellent math skills, attention to detail, critical thinking, and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy
Analytical - Demonstrated strong ability to analyze financial data, summarize information and present it in a logical format.
Interpersonal - Good interpersonal skills to work with diverse groups; ability to work under pressure of deadlines and multitask in an environment of changing priorities.
Communication and Customer Service - Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to clearly explain accounts payable issues to a diverse campus community in a manner that is easily understood; strong customer service focus.
Leadership skills to provide guidance, coaching and mentoring to professional and support staff.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits
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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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