Job Description

Payroll Title:
BFS - Financial Operations
Hiring Pay Scale
$67,200-$83,672.64/ Annually
Torrey Pines Center South
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day

#129806 Financial Reconciliation Accountant

Filing Deadline: Mon 5/27/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/16/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/27/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, including onsite (1-2 days/week) and remote work.


This opportunity at UC San Diego allows you to engage in innovative work that holds personal meaning and serves our community. As one of the top 15 research universities globally, UC San Diego fosters a culture of collaboration that drives discoveries with real-world impact. Whether you’re contributing to groundbreaking research or advancing economic growth, you’ll find yourself in an environment that values excellence. Our commitment to diversity ensures that our team members come from diverse backgrounds, enriching our organization and propelling us forward.

The Business & Financial Services Department, our core values-People First, Innovation, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability-shape our culture. We’re eager to expand our team and learn from individuals who share our passion for making a difference. Our culture thrives on collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to excellence. If you’re ready to contribute to meaningful work, consider joining our progressive organization!

The Financial Operations division within Business & Financial Services (BFS) plays a crucial role in managing bank accounts and overseeing the payment card program. This program enables departments to accept credit and debit cards for goods and services while ensuring compliance with industry standards and privacy laws.


As a campus control point, the Financial Reconciliation Accountant monitors UCSD bank accounts, handles incoming electronic deposits (Wires/ACHs), and collaborates with central administrative offices and campus departments. We are looking for someone with experience with reconciling multiple bank accounts, resolving discrepancies, and maintaining oversight of university-wide banking portals. Additionally, the role supports ACH/Wires return requests, cash journal entries, and complex financial transactions with other UC campuses, including UC Office of the President (UCOP).

The Financial Reconciliate Accountant interprets and applies accounting policies, keeps standard operating procedures up-to-date, and serves as a resource for procedural issues. We seek an experienced professional who can exercise judgment, analyze data, and find effective solutions within defined accounting practices. If you’re ready to contribute to UC San Diego’s financial excellence, we encourage you to apply!

This position offers an exciting opportunity to impact UC San Diego’s financial landscape. If you’re passionate about accounting and thrive in a dynamic environment, consider joining our team!


  • Thorough knowledge of accounting function and assignments. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of accounting principles theory and practice. Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP and GASB pronouncements, as well as reporting standards related to internal controls.

  • Ability to independently gather, organize, and perform accounting-related analysis to complete work assignments. Proven ability to analyze new and/or existing complex accounting pronouncements issued by GASB, as well as standard accounting procedures; Demonstrated ability to summarize complex accounting data using applications, 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.

  • Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing.

  • Thorough knowledge of common desktop / web applications. Intermediate proficiency of Microsoft software applications (i.e., Excel, Word and Access.) Ability to apply knowledge of automated accounting systems to research and resolve problems or recommend improvements.

  • Thorough knowledge of analytical procedures used in accounting projects of moderate to semi-complex scope. Ability to perform highly complex financial analysis and customized reporting and establish auto banking rules. Demonstrated expert level analytical skills, ability to comprehend and reconcile financial data, and perform mathematical computations with accuracy.

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills with ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness. Strong problem solving, conflict resolution and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment and maintain confidentiality.


  • Background check is required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $67,200 - $119,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $32.18 - $57.28

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit:
For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit:

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online