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Post Name Accounting Clerk
Company Name UCLA Health
Expected Salary USD 22.03 To USD 43.68 Hourly
Address Los Angeles, California, United States 90001


  • This position is responsible for a diversity of coordinating and support functions related to the operations, monitoring, and administration of UCLA/UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN).
  • In this capacity, you will be accountable for financial reporting, financial analysis, accounts payable, and purchasing, including maintaining the general ledger.
  • On an ongoing basis, you will prepare reports, compile data, and perform financial analysis to ensure alignment of budget targets with actual expenditures.
  • Including evaluating contract utilization, monitoring supply costs, and ensuring the timely processing of reimbursement requests and invoices.
  • Periodically, you may recommend modifications to workflow and operations, including filing systems, personnel databases, financial systems, contract monitoring tools, and project management methods.
  • You will also be responsible for executing purchasing agreements, including conducting product research and adding value through savvy negotiation of price and payment terms.


  • Demonstrated skill in performing basic accounting functions and financial reporting, including budget preparation for contracts and grants and clinical trials, financial controls and audits, and problem-solving
  • Demonstrated skill in supporting the preparation of clear and comprehensive financial reports for use by Principal Investigators, granting agencies, and the Department Administration
  • Working knowledge of PCs and spreadsheet and database programs such as MS Excel and MS Access
  • Analytical skills to review and interpret proposals, reports, and other documents and formulate appropriate responses and resolve problems.
  • Ability to retrieve and analyze online financial information and computer-generated reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an efficient financial reporting system to enable retrieval and dissemination of information and reports to the researchers, funding agencies, and research offices in a timely and effective manner
  • Skill in assembling narrative and fiscal information into a coherent written form so it will be understood by all personnel
  • Skill in writing grammatically correct and effective business correspondence such as memoranda, letters, and reports to funding agencies, principal investigators, and other research and staff personnel
  • Skill in reading documents in standard English text such as administrative policy manuals, correspondence, and reports
  • Typing and 10-key skills to prepare University forms, reports, correspondence, budgets, and other materials, with speed and accuracy and to accurately input data for financial/ statistical reports.
Industry Private
Education Required Graduate
Schedule Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours

Preferred Skills, knowledge, and abilities

  • Working knowledge of University and funding agency policies and procedures on grant submissions and grant administration.
  • Working knowledge of University and funding agency policies and procedures as they pertain to the purchase of goods and services.
  • Knowledge of University forms and procedures necessary to perform financial functions in accordance with University policy.

Interview Questions:

  1. What interests you about accounting?
  2. Why do you want to work with our company?
  3. What is your five-year plan?
  4. What do you consider your greatest strength?
  5. What is a skill you want to improve?
  6. What do you think an accounting clerk adds to an organization?
  7. Do you enjoy data entry?
  8. Have you worked as an accounting clerk before?
  9. What skills do you have that make you an excellent candidate?
  10. What are your career goals?
  11. What accounting software are you familiar with?
  12. Do you have experience working with customers?
  13. What were the primary responsibilities of your last position?
  14. How do you feel your skills, education, and experience have prepared you for this position?
  15. What’s your experience with database management?
  16. Describe a few of the most common reports you would prepare as an accounting clerk and how you would compile the data.
  17. How do you use debits and credits in accounting?
  18. How would you manage confidential documents appropriately?
  19. What would you do if you realized after submission that you made an error on a document?
  20. How would you design a spreadsheet to track accounts payable or accounts receivable?

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