Company: University of California - Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: November 11, 2019
University Relations 
Vice Chancellor's Office/Operations
Job Open Date
Position is open until filled; initial review of application
materials will begin on:
Furlough time period
Days per week
Average hours per day
Percent of Time
Fixed or Variable*
Average hours per week
Days of the week
Monday - Friday
This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history
background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until
passing their background check. Please note: Time required to
complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.
Starting Salary Range: $23.95 - $28.74/hourly.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is eligible for Full benefits.
General Accountant 1 
Professional Support Staff (PSS)
EEO/Affirmative Action Statement
Involves accounting functions such as analyzing, monitoring,
preparing and reconciling financial information to reflect the
condition of the organization and provide financial and other
statistical data to control operations. Also may involve
preparation of financial reports to meet internal and external
reporting requirements. May include activities relating to
developing, implementing and monitoring accounting systems,
policies and procedures.
Uses professional accounting concepts. Applies established
accounting practices and procedures in analyzing and reporting
accounting data. Normally receives detailed instructions on
accounting assignments. Financial analyses, support, and financial
reporting to University Relations departments, UC Santa Cruz
leadership, management, and staff; UC Office of the President; UC
Santa Cruz donors and other affiliated groups.
Other financial support activities: cash management operations and
control procedures for banking, investments, and invoice payments;
excellent research/analytical skills; ability to reconcile general
ledger accounts, funds, and sub-funds and to provide external
auditors with complex account and fund analyses under time
Qualifications / Competencies
3-7 years experience in general ledger accounting, with preference
in governmental or fund accounting.
Knowledge of cash management operations and control procedures for
banking, investments, and invoice payment activities.
Excellent research and analytical skills, and the tenacity to work
on complex problems until they are accurately solved. Ability to
comprehend large amounts of detailed financial information and
Ability to reconcile general ledger accounts, funds, and sub-funds;
and to provide external auditors with complex account and fund
analyses within time-sensitive constraints.
Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite, including Excel,
MSWord, and Access.
Substantial customer service skills, including the ability to
frequently use diplomacy and tact.
Obtained some coursework in accounting.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to recognize financial and administrative problems, and
communicate with managers and other departments to solve these
Ability to meet time requirements, and to prioritize activities and
Experience with endowment and trust restrictions, and investment
Ability to maintain security of Foundation and Alumni investments
and confidential donor information.
Financial statement preparation.
Preferred Qualifications / Competencies
Associate degree in related area or Bachelor's or advanced degree
with major focus in business or accounting.
Audit experience with a large public accounting firm.
Transaction and file maintenance experience with a nonprofit
general ledger accounting system.
Special Conditions of Employment
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment
criminal history background check.
Ability to work a variable schedule including evenings and
weekends. Employee may also be required to work during campus
closure in December.
Critical position requiring background check(s)*
Background check(s) required
Criminal History Review
If you selected "license, certificate or degree" above, specify the
Does this position require an E-Verify check*
(Note: Certain positions funded by federal contracts or
sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify
check which confirms the individual's eligibility to work in the
U.S.) No, this position does not require an E-Verify Check.
Will the employee be required to participate in the DMV Pull Notice
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Foundation and Alumni Association operations management, asset
safeguard and accounting
Monitors/controls bank activity, fees, adjustment and return items,
and cash balances using vendor bank software, Internet customer
access websites, and spreadsheets.
Maintains and reconciles Foundation and Alumni Association
checkbooks, bank accounts, daily bank balances, bank statements,
and multiple UCOP Investment pool accounts for both
Maintains endowment and fund balances through unitized allocation
processes which record gifts and additions, investment income and
realized or unrealized market value appreciation, and payouts and
Analyzes donor gifts, compares gift batches to daily bank deposits,
and determines the appropriate disposition of deposited funds.
Reconciles the Banner ADFS database to the Foundation bank account,
the Foundation general ledger (GL), and the UC Treasurer's Office
and its reports through data queries and spreadsheet analyses.
Analyzes Alumni membership and royalty program revenues, reconciles
receipts to bank reports, determines disposition of funds, prepares
Alumni Association GL, and reconciles Banner Alumni reports to GL
balances and bank statements.
Prepares and coordinates funds transfers for UCSC (Regents) and
Foundation endowments, gifts, and administrative funds. Prepares
and coordinates funds transfers to support Alumni Association
operations and UCSC Colleges programs.
Prepares and submits UCSC Campus Accounting FIS input transactions
to record all Foundation and Alumni Association financial
transactions with campus.
Prepares and submits UCOP-EIA accounting input transactions to
record all Foundation and Alumni Association financial transactions
with UCOP and Regents.
Prepares disbursement checks for Foundation invoice payments and
Alumni operations. Maintains all banking and funds transfers
Resolves fund and investment account problems.
Keywords: University of California - Santa Cruz, San Francisco , Foundation Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Santa Cruz, California
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