SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: $60,820 - $85,075 Annually

Published

10/05/2018

Address

San Francisco
California
United States

Description

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT


The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation of being a preeminent institution comprised of renowned faculty committed to the study of legal theory and research, preparing students for careers in the judicial system, public service, and industry.


The College is redefining legal education through an experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. By integrating rigorous academics with hands-on practice, the College is preparing its graduates to tackle the legal challenges—and leverage the opportunities—of the 21st century.



The Senior Accountant has an important and visible role within the Accounting and Reporting unit. Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting, the Senior Accountant is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and reconciling financial transactions in the general ledger; maintaining the College’s chart of accounts, preparing and analyzing the financial statements and related footnotes; auditing, reconciling and recording the parking garage’s daily revenue and monthly parking contracts. This position is also responsible for creating and processing monthly journal entries including gift fees, investment income allocation, re-charges; general ledger maintenance; user access; account reconciliations; accounting and reporting for fixed assets, and coordinating the UC Hastings Foundation 990 tax return.


The ideal candidate for this position will:


· Have a strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and government standards (GASB)

· Have experience and knowledge of financial statement preparation and analysis; and the ability to translate financial performance to various constituencies, including faculty, employees and College leadership

· Have experience accounting for fixed assets and a solid understanding of determining asset type, useful life, accounting for accumulated depreciation, recording salvage value, asset acquisition and disposal

· Enjoy multi-tasking, working in a fast-paced environment with strong time management skills to meet deadlines and strong communication skills to ensure job priorities are appropriate

· Enjoy working with others to understand their department and program needs and assist them in understanding how to process and interpret financial transactions


RESPONSIBILITIES


Typical duties and responsibilities of the Senior Accountant consist of, but are not limited to, the following tasks:


· Review and analyze financial transactions to ensure accuracy and appropriateness

· Perform General Ledger account reconciliations to various GL sub-ledgers, analyze data and results and make recommendations for corrections and adjustments

· Balance various general ledger account components

· Maintain the chart of accounts including new account creation, signature authorization assignments, and GL account security access

· Accurately process journal entries for bank fees, gift fees, investment income allocation, purchasing re-charges

· Semi-annually analyze capital asset transactions and prepare related accounting entries; maintain and reconcile capital assets sub-ledgers to the general ledger; ensure the proper recording of all capital activity in accordance with College policy

· Serve as a back-up to the Staff Accountant to audit and record daily Parking Garage Revenue transactions, including witnessing cash deposits, auditing reported revenue against actual settlements and posting daily revenue

· Assist with financial statement and footnote preparation and analysis in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and auditing standards as outlined by the American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA) and perform detailed financial statement analysis on a high volume of accounts and transactions

· As a member of the College’s audit team, assist in preparing schedules, reports and other documents as required by the auditors; analyze general ledger balances; and assemble transaction documents for outside auditors

· Maintain and regularly update existing processes and procedures

· Review internal processes, workflows and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness, making recommendations to ensure strong internal controls are in place

· Coordinate the annual production of the College Foundation’s 990 tax return

· Assist with other audits from the IRS, Franchise Tax Board, etc., as needed

· Formulate reports using computerized applications

· Perform data analysis on large data sets using Excel’s pivot table and look-up functions

· Update Fiscal Services web content as needed

· Perform various ad hoc analysis projects as needed

· Perform related duties as required


REQUIREMENTS


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

· Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Accounting

· Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a similar environment with hands-on experience maintaining the general ledger, financial statement preparation, variance analysis and working knowledge of accounting for fixed assets

· Must have experience using a computerized financial system

· CPA required, current license

· Preference for Internal Audit Certification (CIA)



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Requires a working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and government standards (GASB), accounting principles and procedures, particularly as applied to government accounting and internal controls. Must be customer service-oriented. Requires the ability to multitask; follow established procedures; carry out written and oral instructions; analyze accounts and financial transactions; make adjusting entries; prepare financial statements and reports; assist in the maintenance of databases; use independent judgment and sound decision making; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and interact in a cooperative and tactful manner with students, staff, faculty and others. Requires proficiency in the advanced operation of Microsoft Office with emphasis on Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables and look-up functions. 


This full-time opportunity offers an annual salary of $60,820 – $85,075 (commensurate with qualifications) plus an excellent benefits package.


To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Fiscal@uchastings.edu


Failure to provide the information as required, including attaching a cover letter and a resume shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration. This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a pre-employment background check.


UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Fiscal@uchastings.edu

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Fiscal@uchastings.edu


Failure to provide the information as required, including attaching a cover letter and a resume shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration. This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a pre-employment background check.


UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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