Job Requisition Number: 23825. Berkeley Law is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. It is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation. The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese, United States Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of the Federal Reserve G. William Miller, and former Solicitor General of the United States Theodore Olson.
At Berkeley Law, we are committed to excellence in education and scholarship, as well as equality of opportunity. We believe we have a responsibility to use our substantial intellectual capital to help solve real-world problems and to create a more just society through clinics, research, and policy engagement. We believe that a Berkeley Law degree is a tool for change, both locally and globally, and that we should be educating the leaders of tomorrow. We maintain an environment that nurtures academic and personal growth, respects a diversity of ideas, and stimulates independent thought and critical reasoning.
This role provides exceptional customer service to academic and administrative personnel at Berkeley Law by providing advice on a wide variety of financial transactions. Supports A/P and A/R transactional and financial processing activities to ensure accuracy, suitable response times, and compliance with UC policies. Responsible for executing and approving a variety of financial transactions and reports. Researches and resolves issues with vendors, including both A/P and A/R. Partners with Berkeley Law community and business units and accounts receivable to ensure timely collection of variety of income streams. Supports managers in implementing UCB account receivable solutions.
Involves the processing and servicing of a variety of operational, personnel, and financial transactions and services. Includes cashiering, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, collections, data collection and data entry, analysis, review and control, customer servicing, and reporting.
•Applies financial services concepts (i.e., accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, collections and billing), to resolve issues, and prepare business process procedures and policy recommendations. •Serves as card and travel program administrator for Berkeley Law. •Oversees purchasing card usage in Law School, and prepares documentation and assists with finance team in responding to audits of the card program. •Researches and resolves issues regarding financial transactions. •Ensures financial transactions are appropriately executed to correct business units and fund sources •Provides analyses for complex summaries and proposals relative to a diverse range of topics to include new financial procedures and/or services, changes in legal regulations, tax implications, etc. •Ensures that financial processing functions which may include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cashiering and Collections are performed by lower level staff with accuracy and that daily operations run smoothly. •Train staff and create an effective teamwork environment. •Assesses, recommends, and implements changes as needed to ensure financial processes maintain compliance with federal and state requirements and internal financial/audit policies. •Applies a wide variety of internal and external policies and regulations to address a range of issues such as regulatory compliance, tax implications, recovery of cash, risk management, and the organized implementation of a diverse range of financial services for students and departments. •Reviews and approves financial data and transactions. •Accurately executes and approves purchasing requisitions, financial journals, as well as other financial transactions to support •Recommends and implements quality customer service standards and procedures to affect various constituencies, including internal department, students and external vendors. •Provides advice and training to Berkeley Law customers regarding travel, entertainment and other financial processing needs. Partners and coordinates with various administrative units, clinics, and research centers to fully understand and execute complex business transactions. •Documents procedures for financial activities. •Maintains job aids and provides training to Berkeley law community on financial policies, transactions. •Communicates important service updates and changes to customers.•Thorough knowledge of financial and accounting processes (AP/AR, etc.), policies and procedures. •Knowledge of financial data management and reporting systems. •Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications. •Strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, service orientation, active listening, critical thinking, attention to detail, ability to multi-task in a high volume environment, organizational skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, sound judgment and decision-making; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. •Leadership skills to provide guidance, coaching and mentoring to professional and support staff. •Excellent customer service and communication skills This is a contract position with a duration of 24 months.
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.