Job ID: 188701

Accountant II (7736U), Contracts & Grants Accounting (CGA) Office - 38438

University of California, Berkeley

  • Jul. 22, 2022
  • Accountant II (7736U), Contracts & Grants Accounting (CGA) Office - 38438
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Grant Writer/Technical Writer
    Finance/Investment Management

Accountant II (7736U), Contracts & Grants Accounting (CGA) Office - 38438

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Contracts & Grants Accounting (CGA) Office has campus-wide responsibility for the administration of all contracts and grants funding received by UC Berkeley-which in fiscal year 2021 totaled approximately$700 million via governmental and private contracts and grants. CGA is responsible for supporting the Berkeley campus with the initial fund set up, preparing regular financial reports, ongoing analysis, and reconciliation, policy interpretation, collections of reimbursable expenditures through billing and cash draw down, and contract and grant close-outs. CGA manages and coordinates campus-wide audits of contracts and grants performed by Federal and other external auditors, and develops responses to audit findings and corrective actions necessary to resolve audit issues. CGA has campus-wide responsibility for providing systems, policies, procedures, and training to facilitate the management of approximately 4,000 contracts and grants across campus. CGA provides education and outreach to the campus and is deemed to be the campus expert in the area of post award management.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: July 13, 2022.


  • Prepares cash deposits, applies cash payments, manages outstanding accounts receivable.
  • Prepares, processes and records basic financial entries.
  • Analyzes, monitors, and reconciles general ledger accounts and activities related to outstanding receivables.
  • Prepares basic journal entries, and maintains and / or reconciles ledger accounts.
  • Prepares financial reports.
  • Acts as advisor to other campus units (central and departmental) and Office of the President units and may become actively involved, as required, to meet objectives and schedules and resolve problems.
  • Participates in annual audit and special projects, such as developing, implementing and monitoring accounting systems, policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications

  • Has knowledge of accounting function and assignments.
  • Has ability to gather, organize, and perform basic accounting related analysis.
  • Requires ability to present information in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally.
  • 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, Vlookup, Pivot Table and common desktop/web applications.


  • Associate or bachelor's degree in accounting and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Use of enterprise level general ledger applications desirable.
  • Under general supervision, provides analysis of moderate accounting projects.

Salary & Benefits

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information

This is a remote-friendly position, eligible for 80% remote capability.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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