Job Title Senior Financial Reporting Accountant
Department Financial Reporting
Posting Number 201303405P
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number of Months 12
Duties performed during standard business hours, additional time may be
required to meet business needs or deadlines. Occasional travel to other
campuses and required meetings/trainings.
Position End Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
This recruitment will remain open until filled.
Position Summary Information
Under general direction and with limited guidance from the Director of
Financial Reporting, the Senior Financial Reporting Accountant is responsible
for applying principles of accounting to perform a wide range of accounting
functions. Such functions include timely general ledger maintenance,
compliance with internal controls, and review of transactions in overall
support of University-wide financial reporting.
Responsible for performing a variety of advanced accounting functions ensuring timeliness and accuracy of data in accordance and in compliance with established procedures and with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial general ledger reconciliations and variance analysis to ensure data integrity.
Analyzes data discrepancies and researches applicable corrections and adjustments to recommend solutions to management.
Primary accountant responsible to lead testing for new system integrations with Banner Finance and/or other external platforms used by University. Must identify, communicate, and help to resolve any discrepancies or issues prior to implementation.
Lead accountant for internal units and external constituencies (i.e. Payroll, Student Accounts, AP, Banks , etc.) to contact for discrepancies and issues that arise related to the recording of financial transactions.
Assist University Financial Reporting Analyst with audit related requests.
Assists the Director, Financial Reporting, with the development and implementation of documentation guides, job aids and checklists for resource material for training to University staff on all campuses on matters of fiscal responsibility.
Works closely with other Financial Reporting employees in testing system upgrades, improving workflow and accounting processes, as well as troubleshooting problems and recommending solutions.
Reviews routine and advanced accounting transactions, such as journal entries, daily banking transactions and cash deposits, to ensure timely processing and compliance with regulations and policies as required by law and University policies.
Coordinates, monitors, and reviews general ledger account reconciliations that support financial reporting and tax filings to ensure accuracy and adherence to proper accounting standards.
Maintains system of internal controls over all University-wide financial transactions.
Researches accounting-related policy, tax and other compliance issues, as requested.
Assists Director in developing and maintaining up-to-date policies and procedures for Financial Reporting.
Leads and participates in unit trainings to provide instruction and guidance on financial reporting matters.
Identifies needs, evaluates options and makes recommendations on process improvements and the implementation of new technology.
Provides oversight for compliance with University document management policies and related department level procedures, federal, state, and financial standards regulations.
Establishes processes and oversees the ongoing maintenance of and reporting for the Signature Database. Builds solid and professional working relationships with various internal users of the database, as well as external consultants, and ensuring users' computers are compatible with the database and that data is current, accurate, and accordance with University policy.
Serves as a back-up and assists the Financial Reporting Analysts with tasks, as needed.
Provides training for student workers and other department new hires on tasks such as usage of the Banner system, department reporting cycle, daily banking tasks, and reconciliations.
Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned or requested.
University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is
foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We
prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and
responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender,
ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students,
faculty, and staff.
Bachelor's Degree (Two (2) years of full time experience in the
same/similar position is equal to one (1) year of completed post high
school education coursework).
Seven (7) years of accounting experience.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field.
Knowledge of audit practices and procedures and accounting tax reporting
Knowledge of Federal and California state compliance and tax law.
Accounting experience in higher education or non-profit accounting.
Strong written and verbal communications skills required, comfortable with
Strong computer skills, including intermediate to advanced Microsoft
Office skills, and substantial experience with automated general ledger
Ability to work independently with critical deadlines and competing
Excellent customer service skills.
Advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting in accordance with
generally accepted accounting principles.
Solid working knowledge of audit practices and procedures and accounting
tax reporting and compliance.
Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse
populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity
Strong ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities quickly.
Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion
in a university setting.
Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and
knowledge in their work.
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with use of
computer, phone and office equipment. Requires extended periods of sitting and
repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone.
Occasional standing, walking, walking across campus, climbing stairs, bending,
stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work performed in standard office environment. Duties performed during
standard business hours, additional time may be required to meet business
needs or deadlines. Occasional travel to other campuses and required
Hiring Range $28.09 - $33.00 per hour. We consider factors such as, but not
limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's
qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational
considerations when extending an offer.
Background Check Statement
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to
execute a release and authorization for a background screening.
AA/EEO Policy Statement
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity
employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law
and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse
faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and
staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic
information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual
orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression,
or mental or physical disability.
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you have a Bachelor's Degree or two (2) years of full time experience in the same/similar position is equal to one (1) year of completed post high school education coursework?
Do you have at least seven (7) years of accounting experience?
Cover Letter/Letter of Application