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California State University, Stanislaus is pleased to announce the following position and invites nominations or applications.




The Controller is a full-time, 12 month, MPP (Management Personnel Plan) position and reports directly to the Associate Vice President, Financial & Support Services.


The Controller has the overall responsibility for the accuracy, integrity, and maintenance of the University and Auxiliary’s financial records, promoting timeliness of financial transactions, preparation of financial reports, and providing services, consultation and training to the campus community:  faculty, staff, and students.  This includes ensuring fiscal accountability, adequate internal controls, advocating and analyzing regulations, legislation, and Chancellor’s Office directives to ensure compliance.  The Controller provides effective leadership for the department and communicates accounting matters to the University community.


Qualifications and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or other closely related field; seven to ten years of progressive administrative or professional accounting or equivalent experience, of which at least five years must have been in a full time supervisory capacity; as well as the following specialized skills.


• Ability to work within the CSU system-wide financial system (PeopleSoft) or equivalent

Ability to work with various reporting tools, including dashboard reporting and query tools

• Ability to interpret and apply Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Financial  Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Federal, State, Chancellor’s Office (CO) standards, campus policies and procedures

• Ability to function at a high level in Microsoft Office Suite of products

• Ability to analyze problems and apply strategic thinking & creative problem-solving skills

• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships within a diverse/multi-cultural population

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in written form

• Possess excellent customer service skills to enhance the value of Financial Services to the campus community

Ability to manage and direct the day-to-day operations of an accounting department


The ideal candidate will possess:

• An advanced degree or certification in a related field.

• CSU or higher education experience

• Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws


Salary Range:  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  This is a 12-month, full-time, CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an excellent benefits package. For detailed information on management benefits please refer to the following benefit web page: 

Anticipated Starting Date and Application Procedure:  The position will remain open until filled. Initial screening of candidates will begin the week of April 10, 2017.  The successful candidate will be eligible to start in the position as soon as possible.  


In addition to submitting a standard CSU Stanislaus employment application (download electronic application at, applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter addressing qualifications, as well as names and contact information for five professional references using one of the following methods:


For questions, please call (209) 667-3145 or email [email protected]


THE UNIVERSITY: 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. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Over eighty percent of full time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduate majors, 24 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in education serving 8,900 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences, and performing arts.


CSU Stanislaus continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 373 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 CSU Stanislaus as one of "The Top Public Universities-Master's" institutions in the West in its America's Best Colleges ratings. CSU Stanislaus also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.  Additional information is available at the University's Web site:

Information contained in this announcement is subject to change with or without notice. 


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:  


The annual Campus Security and Fire Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and, campus fire statistics.  You can obtain a copy of this report at:  To request a printed copy call: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 667-3104; or email: [email protected]  Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at:  Clery Act:  In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, crime report statistics are available at:


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. CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  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 as a condition of employment.  


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) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.  In addition, this position may be designated under the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and, if so, will be subject to filing the Fair Political Practices Commission Form 700.




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Posted: 4/4/2017
Application Due: 6/3/2017
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Salary: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.