Sr Staff Accountant, Accounting

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Accounting Services, assists in the preparation of accurate and timely financial statements by recording financial transactions in the general ledger system, reconciling and analyzing balance sheet and income statement accounts, and resolving unreconciled items on a timely basis. This role focuses primarily on medium-level risk areas, and accounting research may be required. In addition, this role reviews the work of staff accountants, provides training and mentoring to staff, and leads process improvement initiatives.

Responsibilities

Account Reconciliations
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of required accounting, internal controls, and applicable processes/procedures related to assigned accounts. Assigned accounts generally include those designated as moderate to high risk.
  • Assume ownership and responsibility for accuracy of assigned accounts
  • Timely analyze and reconcile various balance sheet and income statement accounts to ensure accuracy of account balances.
  • Ensure all reconciliations meet established UC Health reconciliation standards

Monthly Close
  • Timely prepare journal entries during month-end close to record financial activity
  • Ensure journal entries meet established UC Health journal entry standards
  • Timely prepare month-end rollforwards/schedules as assigned
  • Perform/review variance analyses for balance sheet and income statement accounts to ensure accuracy of account balances

Review and Staff Development
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of required accounting, internal controls and applicable processes/procedures related to account reconciliations and journal entries assigned to review
  • Review assigned account reconciliations and journal entries prepared by staff accountants and ensure compliance with established UC Health reconciliation and journal entry standards
  • Assist in training of new and existing staff

CIP and Fixed Assets
  • Develop a thorough understanding of accounting principles and standards related to Fixed Assets to assist with ARO, Impairment, Disposals, Transfers, and other related items.
  • Prepare monthly CIP Packets and enter the new asset and/or disposals in Oracle
  • Complete other Fixed Asset projects and special assignments as directed

Process Improvement
  • Continually review processes and procedures and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Develop plans and implement process improvements by working within and outside department

Other Non-close Tasks
  • Develop a thorough understanding of accounting principles and standards and assist in accounting research and documentation as directed
  • Prepare audit work papers and related requests for the annual financial statement audit
  • Complete other projects and special assignments as directed


Qualifications

Minimum Required: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and 3 - 5 years equivalent experience.

Degree must be in accounting. Prefer candidates who have met the educational requirements necessary to sit for the CPA exam and are actively pursuing licensure or have CPA license. Understands and effectively applies GAAP. Advanced skills in Word and Excel. Basic presentation/PowerPoint skills. Strong organization skills. Able to work well both independently and within a team and to communicate within and outside department effectively. Prior experience reviewing the work of others and training staff preferred. Highly attentive to details and able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Experience with Oracle Fusion preferred.