Accountant 2 (Req. 29142)
The Office of Extramural Fund Management (EFM) is a part of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) which supports the UCLA research program by providing leadership, professional guidance and administrative services to faculty, department administrators, and students. Under the direction of the Accountant 4-Supervisor in EFM, the Accountant II will serve as a team member of the Fund Management Accountant staff. The incumbent ensures financial stewardship of sponsored funds. Analyze and review expenditures, identify compliance policy violations, communicate concerns and issues to campus department personnel, facilitate resolution of outstanding issues, and prepare complex financial reports and invoices per university, sponsor and federal guidelines. Review and validate the establishment of contract and grants in the award management and the University's financial systems, keep abreast of changing agency regulatory requirements, and offer guidance to the campus research community surrounding financial management of contract and grants.
The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.
- Skill in speaking clearly and distinctly, using English to obtain and convey information to individuals at various levels.
- Ability to work accurately with detailed information.
- Ability to use mathematical skills sufficient to compute and summarize figures and verify accuracy of financial reports and invoices.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative, tactful, effective and harmonious working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, University employees and sponsors.
- Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
- Ability to handle high volume of work with changing priorities and constant interruptions, and establish priorities and deadlines.
- Ability to work as a part of a team in order to maximize efficiency.
- Demonstrated knowledge in analyzing and interpreting various agency guidelines, regulations, and requirements, and UC policies and procedures.
- Ability to analyze and interpret financial data in order to prepare and reconcile financial reports, ledgers, and accounting journals.
- Ability to adapt to changes as a result of automation and changing regulatory environment.
- Skill in writing clear, concise and grammatically correct business correspondence, analyses and financial reports.
- Skill in organizing material and information in a systematic way to optimize effective and efficient operations.
- Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and/or four to six years of experience in accounting/administrative analysis.
- Skill in analyzing information, practices, or procedures in order to identify trends and relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, and identify alternatives and their implications.
- Skill and experience in financial management practices, including a basic understanding of internal controls, sufficient to analyze transactions and activity to determine whether they comply with regulations, terms and conditions.
- Ability to prepare complex contracts and grants financial statements and invoices.
- Ability to understand organization and department stated goals and objectives, and ability to monitor and evaluate performance against it.
- Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, including Excel, Outlook. Ability to utilize UCLA mainframe systems, various local systems and perform queries.
- Demonstrated knowledge of University accounting, contracts and grants, payroll, purchasing, material and equipment management policies and procedures and ability to utilize campus systems and forms to process financial transactions.
- Working knowledge of laws and regulations governing sponsored projects in the university environment.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
The University of California 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 - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct