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Initial Review Date (IRD): 06-14-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Under the direction of the Associate Director of Accounting Services, the Senior Accountant is responsible for a variety of Santa Cruz campus financial management functions, including ledger management, financial reporting, fiscal closing, and payment administration. In addition, the Senior Accountant will take a lead project management role for various ongoing initiatives and become a subject matter expert once new processes have been implemented.
The Accounting Services Office has the following general responsibilities:
Payment Management. Ensuring timely and accurate payment of faculty, staff, students, and vendors.
General Ledger Maintenance, Fiscal Closing, and Financial Reporting. Maintaining accurate accounting records for all University funds, coordinating fiscal closing, and preparing financial statements and reports.
Cash Control. Maintaining effective controls and monitoring over cash receipts and disbursements.
Pro-card Management and Administration. Ensuring the effective operation of the Procurement Card program.
Plant Accounting. Ensuring the timely and accurate accounting and financial reporting related to campus capital construction, equipment and other capitalizable assets.
Equipment Management. Ensuring the timely and accurate accounting of capitalizable assets.
Key Entry Services. Overseeing the operation of the key entry unit.
Audit Management. Coordinating the annual Regents' financial statement audit and OMB A-133 audit.
Financial Management. Providing financial management consulting services to the campus community.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Range Information: $90,000 - $96,000/Annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. No. of Positions: 1 Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits. Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Days Employee Classification: This is a Career Appointment Job End Date: None Job Code Classification:  GEN ACCOUNTANT 5 Location: Scotts Valley, Module F Union Representation: Non-represented
Job Duties 45%: General Ledger and Financial Management
Help maintain the integrity and accuracy of the general ledger balances.
Periodically review internal and external system financial reports and investigate discrepancies or abnormalities.
Provide useful technical accounting and policy interpretation guidance related to University accounting policies, standards, and procedures, and respond to constituents' financial management-related inquiries.
Establish and maintain processes and procedures enabling effective communication within the office and with parties outside of the office.
Effectively implement applicable UC and campus policies.
Help ensure effective internal controls are in place to safeguard tangible and intangible University assets.
Troubleshoot and resolve operational and management issues in a timely and effective manner.
35%: Project Management and Implementation
Participate in formative discussions concerning possible new project implementation.
For approved projects, help lead project planning phase and develop training materials.
Implement various approved UC, campus, BAS, and Financial Affairs programs, initiatives, and projects.
Participate in ongoing training when new processes/programs have been introduced to the campus.
Develop, implement, and maintain cost-effective operating policies and processes responsive to campus needs, and establish and maintain procedures for periodically reviewing them to ensure continued effectiveness.
Identify and implement process improvements and cost-effective information technology solutions.
20%: Other University Responsibilities
Participate in various fiscal year-end closing processes, including financial analysis; account reconciliations; preparing and/or reviewing financial entries and reports, and data submissions.
Provide accounting and financial management consulting services to central campus offices, campus service centers, units, and programs.
Represent the Accounting Services Office and Financial Affairs on various campus, and UC-wide committees and workgroups.
Contribute expertise and effort to various unit, campus, and University-wide projects and initiatives.
Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration or accounting.
Demonstrated knowledge of and understanding in the following areas:
College and university fund accounting and financial reporting.
Financial accountability and internal controls.
Automated enterprise financial systems.
Generally Accepted Accounting Policies (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board pronouncements (FASB), and National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) financial accounting and reporting guidelines.
Demonstrated experience in the following areas:
Helping to establish and maintain an effective system of internal control and a diverse work environment that values ethical standards and financial accountability.
Developing, implementing, and interpreting complex accounting policies and procedures.
Effectively working with cross-functional teams to analyze and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business practices and processes.
Identifying, analyzing, and resolving problems and issues.
Providing timely, high-quality services to customers and constituents.
Developing and maintaining accounting-related training and related guidance materials.
Working effectively with internal and external auditors.
Proven ability to:
Pay attention to details, particularly those that are not obvious to others, and recall facts quickly and efficiently.
Seek out information from different perspectives, especially the ability to ask probing questions and getting the facts behind a situation before making a decision.
Focus on key issues and understand the appropriate action to take as a result.
Develop long-term plans to leverage resources and understand how these plans may be affected by future events.
Find common ground in situations involving having to make decisions in which there are competing desires and/or needs.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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