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UCLA Health Associate Controller in Los Angeles, California


The DGSOM Assistant Controller is a key member of the DGSOM

finance team reporting to the DGSOM Controller. In partnership with the DGSOM

Controller, the Assistant Controller is responsible for the implementation and

maintenance of an appropriate internal control environment, risk assessment and

management, policy interpretation and regulatory compliance, accounting

procedures and operations, and financial reporting for the entire DGSOM. The

Assistant Controller's team leads the fiscal close and monthly financial

reporting process.

The Assistant Controller manages a staff of four (4) members

and is a leader in the improvement and maintenance of DGSOM's financial control

structure through management of certain initiatives as directed by the DGSOM

Controller. In this endeavor, the Assistant Controller will work directly with

UCLA Corporate Financial Services (CFS) and other central campus organizations

as well as all of the DGSOM departments to identify opportunities to improve

both the efficiency and effectiveness of financial controls in the DGSOM. The

Assistant Controller also leads the implementation of such initiatives as

assigned by the DGSOM Controller and provides expert

consultant advice to the departments during external and internal

reviews/audits and ensures timely and appropriate development and

implementation of management corrective action plans, as needed.Qualifications

  • Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in accounting, is preferred.

  • Big Four' or national accounting firm experience is preferred.

  • Seven (7) plus years of experience in the accounting or finance sector.

  • Five (5) plus years of experience in managing accountants and the accounting and finance process.

  • Strong understanding of GAAP, GASB, and SAS 115.

  • Strong accounting experience in higher education or a comparable non-profit fund accounting environment is preferred.

  • Good analytical skills and the ability to synthesize large amounts of information.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations.

  • Demonstrated commitment to quality and accuracy; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; and monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation).

  • Demonstrated experience as an effective team leader.

  • Demonstrates a high-level of ethics, integrity, discretion, and confidentiality and appreciates the standards representing a professional accountant. CPA license is preferred.

  • Supports the Cultural North Star principles through demonstrated behaviors and interactions.

UCLA 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.

UCLA Health welcomes all individuals, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or disabilities, and we proudly look to each person’s unique achievements and experiences to further set us apart.