Job Description

Payroll Title:
BFS - Internal Controls & Accounting
Hiring Salary Range
$53,600 - $77,000 / Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#111672 Senior Accountant

Filing Deadline: Sat 10/9/2021

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Initial Review Date: 9/24/21

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/14/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/23/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at UC San Diego. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, our culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Best practices and best people at the best place to work! Our candidates come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our organization thrive!

The "Why"

Our organizational core values (People First, Innovation, Integrity, Excellence, Accountability) define the culture at Business & Financial Services and push us to be our best. We’re excited to grow our team and learn from people that want to make a difference. If you love what you do and comfortable with designing for the future, we encourage you to consider joining our progressive organization. We recognize that candidates come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of the job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is the key to innovation and excellence. To do great, we have to be great. Our organization places particular emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion incorporating exit interview feedback to enhance retention efforts and advance issues affecting the overall staff experience. If you're a team player with bold ideas and execution, now is the right time to connect!

Position Overview:

Incumbent serves Senior Accountant in Internal Controls and Accounting ---a division of Business and Financial Services (BFS). As a member of Campus Accounting Team, this position interprets Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB) and pronouncement and regulations, UC Office of the President (UCOP) and campus policies and implement necessary processes to ensure compliance. Uses full understanding of organizational policies and procedures to resolve complex assignments where analysis of data requires a review of a variety of factors and multiple sources.

For UC San Diego, the primary functions include serving as accounting expert and control point with UC Office of the President as well as campus departments for the full cycle of accounting, which include journal entry preparation/review/posting, financial statement review and analysis, ledger review and process improvements.

  • Fiscal closing is a critical business period during which vacation requests may not be approved.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Significant demonstrated knowledge and work experience in the application of the generally accepted theories, principles and practice of accounting.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP and GASB pronouncements, as well as standards related to internal controls.

  • Proven ability to analyze new and/or existing complex accounting pronouncements issued by GASB, as well as standard accounting procedures.

  • Strong ability to analyze and summarize complex accounting data, perform complex reconciliations, prepare financial reports, and resolve complex accounting problems independently.

  • Thorough knowledge of financial transactions and systems, as well as related policy, accounting, and regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of systems and best practices of internal control.

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook etc.)

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or Finance and four (4) years of professional accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • General knowledge and/or experience with Oracle Financial Cloud and ServiceNow platforms


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • This position is expected to be fully remote initially and subject to change based on leadership determination in alignment with University guidance on flexible work arrangement policies and protocol.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. Click here for Details

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Application Instructions

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