Job Description

Payroll Title:
BFS - Internal Controls & Accounting
Hiring Salary Range
$43,900.00 - $54,058 /year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#112436 Accountant, Plant Accounting

Filing Deadline: Thu 10/28/2021

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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 as Accountant for Plant Accounting in Internal Controls & Accounting---a division of Business and Financial Services. This position is the liaison and control point with University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and campus departments for the accounting and fiscal management of the Plant Funds accounting area. Incumbent exercises independent judgment in reviewing and analyzing complex plant ledger activity, establishing Chart of Account (COA) elements, preparing appropriate journals, performing complex reconciliations, and monitoring externally financed projects. Policy interpretation and participates in decision-making in fulfilling the requirements of GASB 33, 34 and 35. Responsible for recording debt service, depreciation expense, fiscal closing entries, semi-annual capitalization of buildings and structures, general improvements, infrastructures, libraries, rare books, software and other assets from current and plant funds. Prepares selected annual plant financial statements and specialized reporting for OP and campus publications.

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Fiscal closing is a critical business period during which vacation requests may not be approved and alternate schedules may revert to standard work schedules


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

  • Demonstrated knowledge of automated accounting systems, including the ability to analyze functionality.

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

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

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

  • In-depth knowledge of accounting principles, theory and practice; balance sheet accounts and principle of reconciliation.

  • Proficient in MS Office suite applications; specifically Excel, Word, Access or related software.


  • Graduation from college with a major in accounting or finance and two (2) years of experience in accounting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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

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

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Application Instructions

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