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GEN ACCOUNTANT 3 (Project Accountant)

University of California - Davis
United States, California, Davis
July 07, 2022


This position is part of the FOA Business Partners unit, a consolidated business office serving the broader FOA organization which is comprised of 12 diverse operational units with total annual operating expenditures in excess of $330 million and approximately 1,600 budgeted staff positions. Position is assigned specific operational unit(s) to support but that assignment may change based on operational needs and workload within the FOA Business Partners unit. This position is part of the accounting team supporting Design & Construction Management (DCM). The Project Accountant analyzes, monitors, and reconciles financial information regarding the capital program and provides financial and other statistical data to control project financial operations. The incumbent conducts complex construction project accounting and analysis, requiring knowledge of the standard procedures and practices pertaining to capital construction projects, overall University accounting policies, and a knowledge of the campus accounting program. The Project Accountant is expected to have a broad knowledge of the doctrines, theories, and principles of the accounting profession, and to be able to apply them to all types of financial transactions


Salary Range

$54,400/yr. - $109,200/yr. (Budgeted Hiring Range: $54,400/yr - $78,000/yr.)

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  • Sitting - Frequently
  • Close Visual Acuity (e.g., viewing a computer screen; using measurement devices) - Constantly
  • Use a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Computer and Peripheral Equipment - Constantly


  • Work occasional overtime including working evenings and weekends as required meeting operational needs.
  • Employee is personally responsible for following safety procedures/guidelines.
  • The Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment policy is intended to provide a healthier, safer, and more productive work and learning environment for the entire UC community. The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University owned or leased properties, or facilities operated by UC staff or faculty. Smoking and tobacco use are strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots, residential space, and University vehicles. https://ucdavispolicy.ellucid.com/documents/view/271
  • Experience in maintaining accountability and establishing audit trails and internal controls.
  • Experience using automated financial systems. Experience using MSWord, Excel and other database software applications and email sufficient to complete assigned projects independently and to meet deadlines and create complex analytical reports.
  • Experience managing a heavy, deadline driven workload.
  • Knowledge of fundamental financial management practices and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Financial management skills to extract data from multiple computerized financial systems, analyze and reconcile data, and prepare project accounting reports for managing project budgets.


  • Experience with project based management systems such as Spit Fire, Tririga, Dynamics SL, and SharePoint.
  • Experience to think logically, interpret data from multiple sources, identify anomalies and/or invalid data
  • Experience working in a capital program environment that includes construction, architectural or engineering professionals.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills to anticipate and identify issues and information requirements.
  • Writing skills to prepare and edit a variety of critical correspondence, reports, presentations and informational documents.


Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.

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