Accountant III
University of California Merced - Merced, CA

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The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 5,600 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

The Accountant III uses professional accounting concepts as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of accounting practices and campus policies and procedures to resolve complex assignments where analysis of data requires a review of a variety of factors and multiple sources. Exercises judgment within defined accounting procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Normally receives general instructions, with detailed instructions provided on complex new assignments and initiatives. Has internal and external contact on a regular basis. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.


• Bachelors degree in related area or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Has thorough knowledge of accounting function and assignments.

• Has ability to independently gather, organize, and perform accounting related analysis.

• Requires ability to present information in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally.

• Thorough knowledge of financial transactions and financial systems, as well as related policy, accounting and regulatory compliance requirements.

• Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications.

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