Accountant, University Assets

November 12, 2018




Education and Nonprofit




Westwood, CA



Another Source’s client, UCLA, is recruiting an Accountant to join their team. This is an exciting time at UCLA as they prepare to implement a new financial system across University.

This Accountant position is one of a number of critical roles that will be instrumental in providing key accounting support, allowing the existing team to support the development, testing and implementation. 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 direction of the Manager/Property Administrator, the Fixed Asset Accountant supports the administration of the Plant Funds Group for UCOP and the accounting related activities of UCLA property management; including:

  • Responsible for the accounting related activities of recording UCLA and UCOP equipment acquisitions, disposals, inter-campus transfers, and price adjustments to the General Ledger and reconciliation to UCLA's Equipment Management System.

  • Reviews current fund facilities expenses to be capitalized and makes appropriate entries.

  • Responsible for UCLA plant fund activities associated with the accounting for Capital Lease/Installment Purchases and for accounting related activities for reporting operating lease activity for UCLA and UCOP.

  • Responsible for the UCOP accounting related activities in the Unexpended Plant Funds Subgroup (used for the improvement or expansion of physical facilities), Retirement of Indebtedness Plant Funds Subgroup (used for the payment of debt service, both principal and interest), and the Investment in Plant Funds Subgroup (used to record the cost/values of Physical Assets).

  • Responsible for preparing all monthly, calendar year-end, and Fiscal year end closing entries and schedules as necessary.

  • Develop reports, analyze data, reconcile, and recommend procedures to facilitate effective departmental and campus processes.

This position involves interaction with other CFS departments as well as contact with campus and UCOP departments. Perform various duties as assigned. Incumbent performs a variety of standard and non-standard tasks requiring judgment and interpretive skills working very closely with the Plant Funds Accountant.




Minimum qualifications:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting sufficient to make the correct budget and financial journals to achieve desired results.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of fund accounting to be able to review the general ledger and input documents and recognize errors.
  • Ability to analyze information, identify problems, formulate logical conclusions, and recognize implications.
  • Skill in writing concise, logical, and grammatically correct correspondence, analytical reports, and financial analyses.
  • Skill in working independently and setting priorities to ensure that reports are accurate and deadlines are met. Ability to speak on a one-to-one basis or in groups, using appropriate vocabulary, to obtain and convey information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers and other campus departments. Skill in performing effectively with frequent interruptions and/or distractions.
  • Skill in utilizing spreadsheet and word processing applications to analyze financial data and to prepare reports and presentations.
  • General knowledge of financial computer systems sufficient to understand flow of transaction data and recommend enhancements.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Plant Funds accounting principles and procedures including accumulated depreciation and various fund sources.
  • Working knowledge of the UC System (or similar system), specifically accounting for Equipment Management and Plant Funds.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent experience.

This is initially a two-year fixed term position and provides the same benefits as a continuing employee; 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. Keywords: Cost Accounting, Cost Accounting, "Property Plant .

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Job Type

Full Time

Career Level

Two plus years of experience