6827 Director of Finance and Accounting (Administrator II), College of Extended Studies

Job description




San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.  

Initial review of applications will begin on December 20, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by December 19, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.   

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Position Information


This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator II) and earns management benefits including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan.  For more information on benefits included for this position, please see the benefits summary.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible, at will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.

The College of Extended Studies is seeking a dynamic leader with demonstrated success and experience in Finance, Accounting, and Budget management. Under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Finance & Operations (ADFO), the Director of Finance and Accounting has the responsibility of working with the Deans, Programs Directors, Business and Financial Affairs in ensuring the accuracy of the financial budget, reporting and the integrity of the financial systems for the College of Extended Studies (CES). Specifically to plan, organize, and direct CES budgetary activities. Prepare comparative evaluation of actual costs against budgeted funds. Estimate future costs and expenditures. Prepare financial plans and reports. Maintain historical records, analyze trends, and establish budgetary forecast. Recommend and interpret budgetary policies and procedures. This position is responsible for records, transactions, controls and reports related to CES’ University Budget Funds (various ORACLE accounts), as well as CES’ Foundation Budget Funds (various BANNER accounts). The Director of Finance and Accounting supports the mission of CES Finance and Accounting by preparing various analytical reports, and reviewing the general ledgers and subsidiary ledgers required to meet the Financial Accounting Guidelines (which are in accordance with GAAP for not-for-profit, GASB-guided organizations) with accuracy and timeliness for the funds indicated above and with maintaining the integrity of all financial records.

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Compensation and Benefits


Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here




Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in accounting, finance, business or a related field.
  • A minimum of six years of experience in complex budget planning and reporting or financial management.
  • Significant experience with Microsoft office software, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with ERP systems.
  • A minimum of 2 years direct managerial experience.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Possession of an MBA or Certified Public Accountant license.
  • Expertise and experience in applying accounting standards for an institution of higher education.


Application Procedures


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-3953. 

General Information

All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

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. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

A background check (including a criminal records check) 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.

SDSU is a smoke free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.




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Job No: 6827
Posted: 12/7/2018
Application Due: 3/6/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings