AP and AR Coordinator (4722C), ASUC Student Union - 41563
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3386491
AP and AR Coordinator (4722C), ASUC Student Union - 41563
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.
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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.
The ASUC Student Union is the campus 'living room,' offering everything from co-curricular opportunities to fun, creative activities. It serves all students and seeks to create an inclusive campus community, thereby enhancing the student experience at UC Berkeley. To this end, we provide quality services and programs that foster experiential learning opportunities and ensure a sustainable organization. We derive income from student fees, retail operations, vending, food service, and a variety of self-operated units such as the Art Studio, Creative Lab, and Events Services. We manage and operate multiple facilities including the Lower Sproul Student Union Complex, Anthony Hall and Anna Head Alumnae Hall, which house the ASUC student government, Graduate Assembly, Multi-Cultural Center, Public Service Center, LEAD Center, SERC, Basic Needs and much more. Finally, we provide financial and accounting services to approximately 25 ASUC Government Officers, Graduate Assembly Executive Officers, and over 1,400 student groups and 40 student publications.
The Student Union is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and reports to the Dean of Students. The Finance department under ASUC Student Union is responsible for the management of Student Union budgeting and forecasting; reporting and analysis; accounting; commercial contracts and sponsorships; accounts receivable; and financial records; as well as adherence to external and internal finance and accounting policies and procedures. The Finance department also provides accounting and financial process support to the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC), a non-profit 501(c)3 composed of student government officials and student organizations. In support of the ASUC, the Finance department manages the accounting software of record; accounts payable and accounts receivable, vendors records; issuance of tax documents and IRS reporting; allocation of budgets; the annual audit; and monthly financial reporting. It also manages the financial portion of the web-based student organization management software that allows student organizations to view their finances and to make financial requests, as well as administers finance based training to student organizations related to this software and process.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: September 6, 2022.
Accounts Payable, processing the disbursements to ensure ASUC operations run smoothly.
Processing requests to students and vendors.
Review requests, ensure requests include all necessary supporting documents.
Ensure all transactions are coded to the correct chart of accounts.
Maintain the vendor records in the accounting software.
Accounts Receivable, prepares, posts, verifies and records ASUC receivables and related transactions to the accounting system and bank account.
Verifies the receivable amount matches to the deposit receipt.
Coding the receivable to the correct student organization.
Deposit the cash and check to the Bank.
Communication and Customer Service.
Timely and accurate response and resolution to:
Customer phone and email inquiries.
Inquiries and concerns for internal and external clients.
Client billing issues.
Issues with students and vendors.
Contacting payee for stale dated checks.
Support staff to maintain professional quality student services.
Other Financial Transactions.
Prepare tax withholding.
Issuing tax documents to the Franchise Tax Board and IRS for student and vendor payments
Ordering supplies through the ASUC's bank.
Coordinating with secure cash transportation services.
Maintaining and updating the credit card logs.
Processing financial journals.
Reconciling data within accounting, student organization management software.
Other duties as assigned.
Participating in external and internal audits.
Working knowledge of financial processes, policies, and procedures.
Proficiency in the use of spreadsheet and database software.
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 function effectively as a member of a team.
Ability to be self-directed and work independently.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Knowledge and understanding of and/or ability to learn internal control practices and their impact on protecting University and ASUC nonprofit resources.
Familiarity with Financial Systems (Such as MIP, Financial Edge, and QuickBooks).
Experience in accounting payable and receivable.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, and eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role starts at $28.77 (Step 6.0).
This is a remote-friendly position, eligible for 50% 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:
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.