Senior University Accountant

April 30, 2019




Education and Nonprofit




Los Angeles, CA


Another Source’s client, UCLA, is recruiting a Senior University Accountant to join their Corporate Financial Services team.   Dreaming of a career opportunity where you know your work supports opportunities for others to make an impact in the world? A career where you are challenged and where you get to work with a variety of teams across a campus? 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.

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.

The Role:

Provide high level financial management assistance to the administrators and staff of Health Science self-supporting and service units. 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. Participate in the development of specialized training in the area of self-supporting fund activities. Support General Accounting activities of the Corporate Accounting Office 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 as focus, or GQL 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 on Office of Accounting 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.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of the UC system
  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent experience.

This position is budgeted at $65,000-$75,000/year.

This is full time, career position within UCLA. UCLA has incredible benefits; competitive pay that reflects market trends, and additional 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.  To learn more about the benefits of being part of the team:

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:

Curious about working life at UCLA?

  • Taking time out of our busy schedules to visit the UCLA Sculpture Garden or tour Pauley Pavilion gives us a moment to connect across teams and allows us time to free up our minds and body.
  • Enjoy lunch! UCLA has even been voted “the best college food in the nation”, due to guidelines developed to add more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to every meal.
  • If you are interested in career building and networking then there are staff organizations such as AMG, CHR, and Toastmasters...
  • Getting out on campus is also a great way to see and understand the bigger picture how the Corporate Financial Services team fits into the UCLA Community and why our jobs are so critical.
  • The Green Initiative is also a matter close to our hearts, as we strive to recycle as much as possible with strategically placed paper recycle bins and the use of the UCLA Purchasing Green Tips.

Take a closer look, UCLA has over 2,000 reviews and a 4.2 rating on Glassdoor:,15.htm

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Job Type

Full Time

Career Level

Two plus years of experience



Travel Requirements


Contact Name

Lindsay Brown

Contact Phone

+1 206-707-7421

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