Accounting Assistant III
Company: University of California - Riverside
Posted on: May 16, 2020
ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT III
202005074565 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $48,421 - $69,426
The Accounting Assistant III is responsible for processing invoices
to ensure prompt payment on high and low value purchases for
assigned vendors using web-based software; participating in the
development, testing, deployment and enhancements to systems and
processes; providing assistance to departments and vendors on the
accounts payable process; analyzing and resolving problems with
invoices containing errors; resolving difficult vouchering issues
affected by change orders, cancellations, and other adjustments;
reconciling vendor statements and resolving discrepancies; using
queries and other automated tools to monitor payment status,
ensuring the smooth and timely processing of transactions; ensuring
payments processed in accordance with University policy and
procedures; assisting campus departments in researching accounts
payable and encumbrance items appearing on the general ledger items
and processing corrections as necessary; responding to written and
verbal requests from campus departments and vendors regarding
discrepancies in payment status. This position also performs a
variety of other miscellaneous accounts payable duties.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience
administering a process within an automated accounts payable
system, with related internal controls; or and equivalent
combination of education and/or experience in the accounts payable
Experience analyzing financial information and researching
Successful experience interpreting and applying complex accounting
Knowledge of application of sales or use tax requirements and
Skill in computing ratios, rates and percentages accurately.
Skill in designing queries to extract and present relevant data
from a complex financial system.
Advanced level skill using Excel; proficiency in Word, Outlook,
PowerPoint and internet searches.
Excellent skill in organizing and maintaining accounting records,
and possession of a detail, accuracy-oriented work ethic.
Skill in prioritizing work and completing multiple projects with
Experience within a customer service oriented environment
responding to and meeting/exceeding the needs of the customer while
adhering to policy.
Skilled in negotiating and exchanging ideas, information and
opinions with others to develop solutions.
Skill in making appropriate job decisions following established
policies and past practices.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and maintaining
effective working relationships with a diverse campus
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, orally and
in writing, using tact and diplomacy.
Must successfully pass background check through Department of
College level course work towards a degree in accounting or related
Experience analyzing and implementing process improvements.
Experience preparing journal entries in accordance with Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of University policies and procedures related to the
processing of accounts payable and purchasing transactions.
Demonstrated experience with invoice scanning processes and
Demonstrated experience with UCR Financial System (UCRFS) and
Knowledge of UCRFS FAU structure.
Knowledge of UCR purchasing system.
Experience preparing and presenting training classes.
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located
on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern
California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the
vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living
laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing
communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the
arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and
staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse
research universities in the country boasting several key rankings
of which we are extremely proud.
* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The
Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of
World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151
institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy
precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500
* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for
achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and
* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the
nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated
UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student
success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named
top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California
campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities
in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the
achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and
staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
For information about our generous employee benefits package,
visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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