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California State University, Stanislaus
  • Position Number: 2305575
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  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management


Accountant I


Job no: 499073
Department: Financial Services
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time

Position Summary
~Revised Application Deadline~
Full-time position available on or after July 12, 2021 in Financial Services.

Under the supervision of the University Accounting Manager, the Accountant I applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information, interprets new and existing federal and state, regulations; performs complex professional and technical accounting functions for the University and its related entities; reconciles accounting records, meets required deadlines, creates financial reports to meet operational needs; provides consultative services to supervisors in resolving accounting problems and other financial duties as listed. This position is a journey level professional accountant performing a full range of accounting skills while applying policies, procedures, governmental accounting standards and generally accepted accounting principles and practices to university and auxiliary financial activities.

Job Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Reconcile and analyze general ledger accounts within appropriate guidelines. Apply problem solving skills and implement resolutions including process improvements and general ledger corrections. Recommend policy and procedural changes with generally accepted accounting standards, GASB and FASB regulation, and tax rules.
  • Participate in monthly and year-end accounting close processes, including journal preparation and entry, analysis, evaluation and interpretation of financial data. Communicate with other departments as required to obtain needed information. Analyze complex accounting processes involving multiple feeder systems and provide recommendations for problem solving as appropriate. Prepare year-end journal entries and audit work papers.
  • Monitor and review various fund transactions and balances. Follow up as necessary with departments to resolve issues.
  • Cross train and "back-up" other Accountants.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Equivalent to a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field OR a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a business related field with accounting course work of 15 units.
  • Two years of experience working as an Accountant (or equivalent).
  • Previous experience in governmental and/or non-profit accounting, fund accounting or similarly complex accounting structures, to include familiarity with associated rules, laws and regulations.
  • Experience with People Soft or other large ERP software, query, and databases.
  • Possesses strong time management skills and ability to set/adjust priorities in a deadline oriented environment.
  • Candidate should be self-motivated, driven and focused on continuous learning and improvement.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information both verbally and in writing, in a clear, concise and professional manner.

    Required Qualifications

  • General knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • General knowledge of office methods and procedures.
  • General knowledge of statistical and mathematical presentation of data.
  • Advanced proficiency with current word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems.
  • Ability to interpret and follow instructions and policy guidelines.
  • Ability to analyze financial and statistical data and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques in finding solutions to complex accounting problems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others inside and outside the unit, including conveying technical information to non-Accountants.

    Salary Range
    $3,775 - $7,073 per month plus excellent paid benefits. (Anticipated salary will be $3,775 - $4,530 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)

    Compensation & Benefits
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 9) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    How to Apply
    To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resume. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the Apply Now button on this page.

    Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    Application Deadline
    OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER June 24, 2021 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    Additional Information
    Campus & Area
    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

    CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.

    INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE



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