Accountant III - UCLA

October 8, 2018




Education and Nonprofit


Internal Audit


Los Angeles, CA


Another Source’s client, UCLA, is recruiting an Accountant III to join their team. The innovation, the complexity, the diversity, and the opportunity for impact and learning are endless at UCLA. When you join the University you are expanding your career beyond a team to an economic engine with a world of opportunity.

Here's a little about UCLA and the position they are seeking to fill: As one of Southern California’s top five employers, UCLA is the workplace of more than 42,000 people and contributes $12.7 billion to the economy. Innovation at UCLA has produced an active portfolio of almost 3,000 inventions. More than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed here. Under the broad direction of the Accountant IV, Supervisor, substantially contribute to:

  • Preparing the University's annual financial report, prepares annual UCLA financial schedules, maintains and supervises the integrity of the Financial System, its account code tables, and coordinates the fiscal closing schedule for the campus and General Accounting.
  • Responsible for the financial administration of General Funds, Application Fee Funds, Differential Fee Funds, and monitoring programs funded with state support.
  • Monitor the application of accounting principles of activities.
  • Analyze new accounting treatments and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Review and prepare accounting documents.
  • Prepare various annual financial statements and reports.
  • Performs other functions as assigned and supports the General Accounting activities of Corporate Financial Services and the Campus.


Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting principles theory sufficient to make the correct budget and financial journals to achieve desired results.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Fund Accounting and to be able to review the General Ledger, input documents, and recognize errors. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare financial reports for a large complex organization in accordance with policies and accounting principles.
  • Skill in analyzing information, problems, practices, or procedures to: Identify the problem or objectives.
  • Identify patterns, tendencies, trends, and relationships.
  • Formulate logical and objective conclusions.
  • Recognize alternatives and their implications.
  • Ability to evaluate impact on workload or upcoming and proposed changes in policies and procedures.
  • Creativity and initiative to develop workable solutions to problems when answers are not readily apparent.
  • Ability to keep abreast of changing University regulations and federal and state laws pertaining to self-supporting activities.
  • Skill in analyzing accounting systems (departmental or central) and recommending necessary changes to improve processes while maintaining sound accounting practice.
  • General knowledge of mainframe-based financial computer systems sufficient to understand flows of transaction data and recommend enhancements.
  • Written communications skills to prepare clear and concise correspondence, reports and procedural documents at a level appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Demonstrated competence in accounting and business practices to advise department professionals engaged in self-supporting activities regarding cost-effective management of their financial affairs.
  • Skill in utilizing tools such macros or SQL queries to analyze financial data.
  • Skill in utilizing personal computer spreadsheet and word processing applications to prepare reports and presentations and to analyze financial data.
  • Excellent communications skills to correspond with various levels of university personnel and external groups to convey complex financial information to non-financial types and to deliver oral presentations to groups of various sizes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff in Corporate Financial Services, with accounting office staff at the campuses, and with the Office of the President at Oakland.
  • Ability to work independently in setting priorities to ensure that reports are accurate and deadlines are met.
  • Ability to adjust working hours and if necessary, work overtime to meet the needs of the Office.
  • Skill in performing efficiently amid frequent interruptions and/or distractions; ability to work efficiently and effectively in the midst of diversified responsibilities and changing priorities.
  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent experience and 3-5 years' experience or equivalent education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of the UC system. UCLA is proud to offer comprehensive benefit package including competitive pay that reflects market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. UCLA offers an exceptional setting for professionals to gain exposure throughout the University and advance their careers accordingly.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy UCLA is a Tobacco-Free environment. For more information, please view the policy at: Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.

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Job Type

Full Time

Career Level

Two plus years of experience

Travel Requirements