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California State University-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Accountant II

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Union Code:

R09-Technical & Support Svs.

Pay Plan:

12 Month

Salary Range :

$4,161 - $8,030

Pay Basis:

Per Month

Special Instructions to Applicants:

FOR PRIORITY CONSIDERATION, applications must be received by February 3, 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at [] and questions may be sent to [email protected].

Position Purpose:

Under the general direction of the Director, the Accountant II assists with the day-to-day financial and managerial accounting and reporting activities under the responsibilities of the Director; including stateside, enterprise and/or auxiliary funding and related activities. The position performs professional accounting work requiring a comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards. This includes, for example, completing account reconciliations, preparation of journal entries, inter-fund accounting, solving moderate to complex accounting issues, financial analysis, budget development and variance analysis, and compliance reporting required by federal, state, and local government, CSU systemwide, and CSUB.

Duties and Responsibilities:


General Accounting Duties:
o Perform, review, and analyze a broad range of complex accounting and/or budgeting activities to ensure compliance with various policies, timely recordkeeping, and accurate reporting.o Recommend and prepare adjustments, journal entries, reports, and/or expenditure transfers.
o Analyze transactions for correct coding and assignment of revenues and expenditures.
o Completes schedules for various business units, funds and accounts for monthly reporting and annual audit.
o Prepare budget variance analysis (actuals vs prior year, actuals vs budget, actual vs projections).
o Provide customer service to campus constituents by answering questions, providing information, making referrals, and assuring appropriate follow-through and/or resolution.
o Update monthly schedules for invoicing, drawdowns and financial reporting.
o Develop, maintain, complete, and review detailed schedules for project close-outs and effort reporting.
o Maintain accurate financial records.

Reporting Duties:
o Assist in the coordination, development and/or production of various reports to meet customer expectations including CSU Chancellor’s Office, Auxiliary Organizations Board of Directors, CSUB management, internal and external auditors, and/or other internal and external constituents.
o Adhere to legal, regulatory, and/or policy requirements, ensuring timely and accurate reporting.
o Maintain all databases and software related to reporting needs.
o Prepare financial statements, supporting schedules, and footnotes in support of the annual audit.
o Prepare budget variance statements, supporting schedules, and notes in support of management reporting.
Tax Related Duties:
o Assist in the compilation, review and/or preparation of tax reports and returns as required.

Other Accounting Duties:
o Attend training and maintain skills appropriate to effectively complete assignments.
o Study, develop, and standardize procedures and policies to improve efficiency and ensure sound financial practices.

o Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent to two (2) years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience and a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or closely related field or a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

· Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); office methods and procedures; statistical and mathematical presentation of data; advanced proficiency with current word processing, spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems. General understanding of internal control methods. Working knowledge of financial statement process and Board reporting processes· Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.· Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.· Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.· Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.· Ability to interpret, communicate and apply financial policies and procedures.· Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.· Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.· Excellent computer skills and competence with a variety of computer applications including word-processing (i.e. Word), spreadsheets (i.e. Excel), databases, on-line systems, Internet as well as online calendaring and email (i.e. Outlook).· Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.· Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and/or governmental accounting standards· Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.· Must be able to work occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
· Regular attendance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Certified Public Accountant (CPA)· Master’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field.· Experience with PeopleSoft accounting environment.· Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service centered attitude

Physical Demands:

SEDENTARY WORK – involves mainly sitting; minimal walking and standing; lifting light weight objects limited to 15 pounds.

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Special Conditions:

SCREENING: Only those applicants possessing experience most directly related to the immediate needs of the office will be invited to appear before a Qualifications Appraisal Board for the purpose of appraising training, experience, and interest in the position. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES UNION: It shall be the policy of the CSU in filling vacant CSUEU bargaining Units 2, 5, 7 & 9 positions to fill such vacancies from among qualified individuals currently employed on-campus except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet campus workforce diversity goals or to provide specialized skills and abilities that are not available from current employees. BACKGROUND CHECK: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) 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. SENSITIVE POSITION: Sensitive positions are designated by the CSU as requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position, based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of the people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSU or individuals in the university community.

General Information :

It is the policy of California State University; Bakersfield to hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to present documentation verifying their right to accept employment. You will also be requested to present a social security card at the time of initial appointment in compliance with state payroll regulations. State regulations require that every state employee sign the Oath of Allegiance prior to commencing the duties of his/her State employment, except legally employed non-citizens. These individuals are required to sign the Declaration of Permission to Work.

EEO Statement:

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

Candidates Eligible to Apply:

Open to all qualified applicants

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