Accounting Technician I

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Accounting Technician I

Humboldt State University

Financial Services - Accounting
Location: Arcata, CA
Open Date: Mar 21, 2019
Close Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

(Job #19-17) Accounting Technician I, $2,710-4,763/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, 12-month pay plan, non-exempt, permanent position with a one-year probationary period in the Accounting Unit of Financial Services. This position comes with an extensive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, CalPERS retirement, Fee Waiver eligibility (reduced tuition on most CSU system classes), life insurance, and voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts. Additional benefits information can be found at

Position Summary: Under the lead oversight of the Assistant Controller, the incumbent will perform a variety of general office, clerical, and accounting related duties in support of the Financial Services Accounting Department. The Position requires excellent attention to detail as the incumbent will be responsible for maintaining files, entering data, and reviewing documents for accuracy.

Duties: The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties:

  • Review financial documents for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to standards
  • Compile various documents and review for accuracy; make mathematical calculations
  • Update and maintain spreadsheets including entering, sorting, calculating; run and export queries and reports
  • Maintain files and records, and reconcile account balances
  • Compute and post numbers rapidly and accurately
  • Provide input to the modification and documentation of established procedures based on precedent and university policies
  • Communicate established university policies and procedures to faculty, staff, and the general public, referring them to the appropriate staff member when more extensive interpretation is required

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Equivalent to one year of clerical accounting or financial record-keeping experience OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • General knowledge of financial record-keeping, mathematical and general office methods, procedures, and practices
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail

    Ability to:
  • Review data for accuracy, completeness, validity and adherence to established standards and best business practices
  • Compute and post numbers rapidly and accurately
  • Identify, trace, and correct errors
  • Follow directions
  • Interpret and apply written rules and regulations
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships across a diverse population, and with a range of campus constituents
  • Exercise tact, courtesy, alertness, and good judgment in responding to others
  • Use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs, integrated computerized systems, workflow programs, data warehouse, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems
  • Read and write English at a level appropriate to the position
  • Work comfortably with frequent interruptions and changing needs within a busy office
  • Operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

    Application Instructions
    Application Procedure:
    To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials by clicking the "Apply Now" button to the right:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references
  • HSU Employment History Form (HSU Employment History Form:

    (NOTE: Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved).

    Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019. To be notified in the event this recruitment re-opens for a subsequent review of applications, send an email to [email protected] that includes the job number (19-17) and applicant's last name in the subject line of the message.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.

    A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

    Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

    New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits

    If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or [email protected]

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    Posted: 3/21/2019
    Application Due: 4/8/2019
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