University Of California Los Angeles , CA 90009
Requisition Number: 28773 Job Title: DIRECTOR (FUNCTIONAL AREA) Working Title: Director, General Accounting Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience. Job Type: Contract Department Name: 3520-GENERAL ACCOUNTING Department Website URL: Job Summary Statement: The General Accounting Director is responsible for the General Accounting department and represents the Associate Controller as the system owner of the University Financial System (FS). In this position, the Director ensures that financial transactions are processed through the accounting systems in conformity with legal requirements, University policies and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Additionally, the Director produces financial statements and reports in accordance with GAAP and GASB. The Director is also responsible for approving and/or requesting all financial system development, enhancement and modification requests to the campus general ledger (FS System). The Director has budgetary responsibility for the General Accounting department and the Accounting & Cash Management department and directs the unit's accounting professionals. The Director provides counsel, directs training and communication efforts to more than 650 campus departments and serves as liaison to the external and internal auditors. Development of improved financial reporting and analysis is a key component of the position. Percentage of Time: 100 Shift Start: 8:00 am Shift End: 5:00 pm Qualifications for Position
17 Records Qualifications Required/Preferred
Strong interpersonal skills to lead, manage, coach, and mentor diverse staff.
Thorough knowledge of financial accounting, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and either GASB or FASB. Demonstrated ability to produce financial reports consistent with GAAP and either GASB or FASB.
Excellent communication skills to write clear and effective performance evaluations, job descriptions, and employee correspondence. Excellent technical writing skills to draft audit responses, management reports and narratives, and other technical accounting and business briefs.
General knowledge of non-profit and fund accounting concepts.
Strong commitment to ethics, and the ability to maintain a department that is committed to excellence, honesty, mutual respect and integrity.
Ability to make cogent and compelling presentations to management, staff and campus personnel. Represent the University at systemwide meetings and collaborate with colleagues to effect change within the organization.
Ability to manage resources and stay within budget. Ability to meet published deadlines and prioritize projects to accomplish objectives.
Demonstrated competence in financial computer systems sufficient to represent the Director, Corporate Accounting as the system owner. Capable of analyzing and approving all system requests. Experience providing end-user testing and training for existing system changes.
Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction on a number of diverse projects simultaneously. Ability to analyze complex problems and develop viable solutions. Ability to explain problems, present solutions and implement changes within the organization, with cooperation and involvement from team members and customers.
Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service and respond to customer requests timely and accurately.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and be an effective team player with other campus colleagues.
Demonstrated ability to manage staff and resources effectively to meet departmental deadlines for monthly, quarterly and annual closing processes and special projects.
Experience with large standardized accounting systems.
Advanced degree in business, along with accounting certification.
Experience with accounting system conversions and implementations helpful.
Experience with Chart of Account development and conversion a plus.
Ability to identify employees' strengths and weaknesses, and develop action plans for improving and strengthening staff.
Required Additional Posting InformationBargaining Unit: 99-Policy Covered Application Deadline: 10-17-2018 External Posting Date: Quicklink To Posting: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74229 Special Instructions: This position is a two-year contract appointment.
Please provide Cover Letter, Resume, and References. References will not be contacted without approval of applicant.
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