University Accountant

April 30, 2019


Another Source


Education and Nonprofit




Los Angeles, CA


Another Source’s client, UCLA, is recruiting a 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:

This is a professional accounting position requiring a basic knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices. Incumbent works under direct supervision of an Accountant II or higher position level. Work assignments include some or all of the following: compilation and maintenance of records of routine accounting transactions; assistance in preparation and/or maintenance of accounting reporting systems; preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations relative to position skills requirements; resolution of problems associated with incorrect entries, deviations from established procedures, and other inconsistencies with generally accepted accounting principles; may assist in analysis and interpretation of accounting records and reports and/or performance of administrative & clerical support duties as assigned.


Required qualifications:

  • General knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and theory and their application to student accounting and cashiering functions.
  • General knowledge of web-based and online systems including integrated financial systems.
  • General to working knowledge and skills in software applications (Office - e.g., Microsoft (MS) Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; and financial - e.g., accounting ledgers/sub-ledgers and Blackline), including working knowledge of MS Excel, sufficient to create, maintain, and update financial spreadsheets, reconciliations, and ledger/sub-ledger data.
  • Ability to work independently in a complex working environment that requires a great deal of flexibility, efficiency, quick response time and prioritizing of tasks with multiple and conflicting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills and skills in interacting effectively with students, colleagues, university departments and outside agencies to clearly convey and obtain information and to explain complex systems, procedures and policies.
  • Ability to research and analyze complex and sometimes conflicting information to resolve discrepancies and reconstruct prior actions.
  • Ability to cope with changes to better serve the University community.
  • Some experience combined with education that provides required knowledge and abilities.
  • Ability to identify and deal with sensitive issues and work with confidential documents.
  • Ability to analyze financial transactions and statistical data.
  • Ability to provide professional, courteous, timely, and effective customer service.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree (with a major in accounting, business administration, economics, mathematics, or other related field), accounting certificate program, or equivalent work experience.
  • Working knowledge of UCLA and UCOP accounting systems, procedures, and policies relevant to assigned accounts or funds.

This position is budgeted at $52,000-$56,000/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

Contact Email