Accountant III

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University of California, Irvine

Accountant III

The Contracts and Grants Accounting provides UC Irvine faculty and staff with accounting and financial services for externally funded projects. Under the general direction of a Contracts and Grants Accounting Manager, Accountant 3 is independently responsible for all accounting and analytical activities for assigned contract and grant funds. Responsibilities include award setups, project allocations, financial reporting and analysis, check deposits and cash management, timely and accurate invoicing and AR monitoring, award closeouts, data warehouse downloads, maintenance of multiple tracking mechanisms and excel spreadsheets. Accountant 3 completes accounting and analytical tasks with clear understanding and knowledge of the complex award processes and regulatory guidelines; and demonstrates the skill and ability to perform award administration, forecasting, evaluating, and prioritizing. Inaccurate and untimely accounting can result in a loss of substantial income to the campus. Required to resolve problems in all areas of responsibility directly with awarding agencies, Sponsored Projects Administration, Principal Investigators, and/or campus departmental administrators. This position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in order to explain policies, regulations, and procedures; and the ability to present facts, finding, conclusions, and recommendations in a clear, concise, and tactful manner. Responsible for providing advice to campus departmental administrators and Principal Investigators regarding University regulatory policies, and agency guidelines. The consequence of errors is enormous if regulatory guidelines and agency policies are not followed (i.e., audit disallowance's and fines). Requires skill in utilizing Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Data Warehouse.

This position requires an extensive knowledge of a wide range of concepts, including generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards, federal costing accounting standards and guidelines including Uniform Guidance, federal auditing guidelines, specific policies as set by various federal, state, and private agencies, university-wide and campus academic and staff personnel policies and procedures, university accounting policies and procedures, the financial system, as well as skills in applying this knowledge to the resolution of problems. Requires demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and proven superior skill in problem solving, and the ability to anticipate consequences of decisions; proven comprehensive knowledge of financial standards and demonstrated experience in applying standards to the University practices; and comprehensive knowledge of contracts and grants post-award administration and fund accounting.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Salary: Annual $58,600.00
Total Hours: 8-5, M-F
Career Position.
Must be willing to work early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends as necessary.
Must have a valid CA Driver's license and participate in the DMV Pull notice program.
Final candidate subject to background check.
As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 11/28/2018
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