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Company: University of California
Location: San Francisco, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as seventh in the country – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Job Summary

The Assistant Controller's role is responsible for maintaining accurate accounting records for UCSF Health entities encompassing developing, implementing and monitoring accounting systems, policies and procedures. The Assistant Controller's will assist the Controller in the managing of the financial reporting of UCSF Health. Hospital Accounting is broken out into General Accounting, Revenue Accounting and Cash Accounting. The Assistant Controller would be responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing the work done in these areas including researching and assessing high risk or unusual transactions, coordinating internal and external reporting and presenting to various levels of management. The position would also be responsible for developing and directing special project work. Establishes objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate managers. Reviews and approves recommendations for department programs. Involved in developing, modifying and executing policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have organization-wide effect. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules.

Required Qualifications
  • Seven years or more experience in finance, accounting, business and systems operations and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Five years or more managerial experience including proven ability to lead and develop a team
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related area and / or equivalent experience / training/ extensive accounting coursework
  • Must have a deep knowledge of accounting principles and procedures including strong understanding of accounting treatments for joint ventures and related parties; capital budgeting and management; Revenue recognition accounting in the physician and/or hospital industry
  • Strong knowledge of industry best practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels
  • Excellent skills using common desktop / web applications
  • Excellent service orientation skills; strong skills in management and leadership; excellent ability to use critical thinking, sound judgment, and decision-making skills to creatively solve problems
  • Proven ability to identify process improvements and lead process owners through successful change management
  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accounting/finance experience and/or public accounting experience with a hospital or healthcare organization
  • Thorough knowledge of the organization's operational, personnel, and financial transactions and systems
  • Experience with large organizations
  • University accounting experience
  • PeopleSoft experience
  • Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)
  • Advanced Excel skills/ PowerPoint
  • Database skills



Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

  • Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center's values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.
  • Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.
  • Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

  • Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.
  • Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.
  • Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.
  • Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.
  • Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


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