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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 9, 2019
The Controller's Office provides oversight of various University financial services including financial accounting and controls, accounts receivable, accounts payable, contracts and grants accounting, and payroll. The Controller's Office also provides analyst support for the PeopleSoft Financials system which consists of the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Commitment Control, Accounts Receivable, Billing, Contracts, Grants and Project Costing modules.
Oversees and ensures daily administrative operations run smoothly for the Controller's Office, including appropriately managing visitors and phone activity, distributing and monitoring building access passes and parking passes for guests, assisting in making travel arrangements and processing expense reports, maintaining Controller's Office supplies and ordering, and creating reports and presentations as needed, and other duties as assigned. May include monitoring incoming security requests and processing updates as required for specified financial applications on campus, may also include producing and distributing quarterly security reports for financial applications.
Forwards situations and issues presented by staff, faculty and external constituents to appropriate staff members for resolution.
Functions as the gatekeeper for the Controller, understanding the requirements of the executive, in order to prioritize issues according to urgency and to allocate time for scheduled events, travel, and meetings.
Handles the details of a variety of matters on behalf of the Controller. Manages calendar activity, coordinates event planning for the executive, and is able to handle frequent changes within tight timeframes.
Aids the executive with creation/organization/maintenance of existing files; coordinates with other staff members for incorporation of files into standard office filing and storage practices.
Responds to inquiries from faculty, staff, students and the public on behalf of the executive regarding campus operations, policies, and procedures.
Investigates issues and problems; drafts and prepares responses to urgent requests.
Organizes adhoc committees appointed by the Controller's Office on a broad range of issues. Prepares responses to urgent divisional requests on behalf of the Controller's Office.
Enrolls in requisite training to act as Controller's Office ergonomics evaluator
Strong skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, alumni/donors, students and external constituencies; both verbally and in writing.
Political acumen and sensitivities to the differing perspectives and political circumstances within all levels of the Campus as well as the Office of the President and external constituencies.
Familiarity with campus processes, protocols and procedures.
Knowledge of state and federal regulations such as federal accounting requirements.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Thorough knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs.
Strong skills in analyses and complex problem-solving
Strong organizational skills, accountability, and sense of responsibility
Strong attention to detail, with proactive and thorough follow-up skills
Advising and counseling skills
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes
Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality
Willingness to take initiatives to solve problems and overcome roadblocks
Resourceful team player, as well as the ability to work independently
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.