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General Accountant

Company: University of California - Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: January 11, 2020

Job Description:

Job Number

Number of Hires
Single Hire

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

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Title Code

Payroll Title Name
General Accountant 3

Working Title Name
General Accountant

Department Profile (Specific Information about department/program):
In support of the UCSB Mission and UC Statement of Ethical Values, Business & Financial Services is an integral campus and community partner, providing sustainable value-added services and solutions to ensure responsible compliance and stewardship.

Department Code-Name
ACTG-Bus. & Fin. Svs.

End Date/Contingencies for Grant Funding

FOC (Federal Occupation Code) Sub-Code
BD-Fiscal, Management and Staff Services

FOC (Federal Occupation Code)

Advertised Range Min (full time equivalent)

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$61,180 - $63,000/yr

Percentage of full-time


8:00am - 5:00pm

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Limited Appointment End Date

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Is this a NEW CAREER position*

Summary of Job Duties
(Note: This summary will be used for keyword search) Under the general supervision of the General Accounting Manager, the General Accountant 3 position uses in-depth accounting knowledge to resolve complex Financial Control account reconciliations between all UC campuses and the 2 UCOP ledgers (E and M). Analyzes problems using a variety of applications from multiple sources to determine solutions, ( i.e., Excel, PeopleSoft, EIA, Corporate Reporting System, etc.) . Collaborates Systemwide moving millions of dollars of funding. Independently performs responsibilities with a detailed understanding of significant processes, practices and policies. This position understands the Accounting Manual and Policies, and make decisions advising local campus and systemwide departments how to account for Financial Control transactions. This position is an experienced professional and technical leader in Financial Control for UCSB.

The University of California, Santa Barbara is an enterprise with expenditures in excess of $1 Billion annually and assets totaling $2 Billion. The reliability and quality of the financial information presented in these statements is essential to the management and resource allocation decisions of an extraordinarily broad clientele of stakeholders, ranging from the State of California, the Regents of the University of California, The University Office of the President (UCOP), the campus Senior Officers and Academic Senate, as well as program managers in numerous campus departments. The integrity and reliability of the information contained in the financial statements plays a critical role in establishing the campus' borrowing capacity in the capital markets, its credit rating, and thereby its ability to expand its mission of providing advanced instruction, research and public service to the People of California.

Minimum Requirements
-Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
-Thorough knowledge of accounting function and assignments. Ability to independently gather, organize, and perform accounting
related analysis.
-Excellent communication skills with proven ability to present information in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally.
-Thorough knowledge of financial transactions and systems, as well
as related policy, accounting, and regulatory compliance
-Proficiency in use of common desktop / web applications.
-Advanced knowledge of analytical procedures used in accounting
project of complex scope.
-Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with UCOP, other campuses and UCSB departments.

Desirable Requirements
-Experience with enterprise level integrated financial system such as PeopleSoft, Oracle Financials, and SAP.
-Understanding of Chart of Accounts at each of the other 9 UC
campuses, the 2 UCOP Ledgers, and UCSB's General Ledger.
-Familiarity with UCOP EIA System, UCOP Corporate Reporting System, M ledger.

Special Conditions of Employment

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Other Recruitment Notes

Optional Applicant Documents
Other Document (1)
Other Document (2)
Other Document (3)

Required Applicant Documents
Cover Letter


FLSA Exemption Status

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CBU (Collective Bargaining Unit)
99 - Non-Represented (PPSM)

ERC (Employee Relations Code)

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-Thorough knowledge of accounting function and assignments.
-Understanding of Chart of Accounts at each of the other 9 UC campuses, the 2 UCOP Ledgers, and UCSB's General Ledger.
-Ability to extract, verify, and compile accounting information from multiple sources to complete work assignments.
(UCOP EIA System, UCOP Corporate Reporting System, M ledger at UCLA)
-Ability to independently gather, organize, and perform accounting related analysis to complete work assignments.
-Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
-Thorough knowledge of financial transactions and systems, as well as related policy, accounting, and regulatory compliance requirements.
-Thorough knowledge of common desktop / web applications.
-Advanced knowledge of analytical procedures used in accounting project of complex scope.


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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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