Accounting Technician II, Account Analyst

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Accounting Technician II, Account Analyst

Humboldt State University

Student Financial Services

Location: Arcata, CA
Open Date: Mar 25, 2019
Close Date: Monday, April 15, 2019

(Job #19-22) Accounting Technician II, Account Analyst, $3,010-5,290/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, 12-month pay plan, permanent position with a one-year probationary period in Student 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 direct supervision of the Student Financial Services Manager, the Account Analyst performs duties involving day-to-day routine, responsible accounting activities for the university. These duties include university and student account analysis, customer service, financial record-keeping, recording of financial transactions, collection activities, reconciliation of financial data, and assisting the campus community with questions or issues of a financial nature. The position will perform duties involving routine student financial services accounting and general accounting activities, providing supporting documentation in accordance with the CSU or University's policies, and assisting to help ensure compliance with internal and external policies as they apply to student financial services.

Duties: This position is responsible for analyzing student account activity and investigating discrepancies and/or disputes using general knowledge of the financial aid disbursement process, the fee assessment process and the payment application process. The incumbent will assist students, parents, staff and faculty with financial questions related to a student's tuition and fee s. The incumbent will conduct analysis of the university's student accounts receivable, following the campus collection processes which includes: generating collection letters, follow-up phone calls, creating in-house payment plans and evaluating the collectability of all outstanding debt as outlined in the CSU Accounts Receivable Collection Policy.

Minimum Qualifications:
Equivalent to three years of progressively responsible 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:

  • Thorough knowledge of financial record-keeping, mathematical and general office methods, procedures, and practices
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and ability to create and maintain complex spreadsheets

    Ability to:
  • Apply accounting procedures and practices to the analysis of basic accounting problems
  • Analyze and interpret accounting data - reviewing data for accuracy, completeness, validity and adherence to established standards and best business practices
  • Identify, trace, and correct errors
  • Apply problem solving techniques in finding solutions to basic accounting problems
  • Interpret and apply written rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems, such as student accounting, cashiering and student financial aid
  • Work independently in a high pace open-air office setting
  • Make sound decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities.
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborative working relationships with students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds
  • Exercise tact, courtesy, alertness, and good judgment in responding to others
  • Compute and post numbers rapidly and accurately
  • Maintain files and records
  • Read and write English at a level appropriate to the position
  • Operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • General knowledge of governmental financial record-keeping methods
  • General knowledge of financial aid disbursements, procedures and regulations including Title IV funds, state programs, short-term loans and scholarship awards
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Debt Recovery or Collection Experience

    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 Monday, April 15, 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 (19-22) 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: 3/25/2019
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