Job Details

Job no: 507594
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time

Position Summary

The Accounts Payable Department is responsible for processing over $200 million annually in payments for materials and services ordered by the University. This department works closely with the Logistical Services Department concerning the receipt of materials, Contract and Procurement Management to assure payment of correct materials and services, and the Accounting Department for appropriate charging of these expenses. The Accounts Payable Department consists of nine accounting technicians, one manager (Administrator I), and two student assistants.

The Accounting Technician will be responsible for accessing Oracle Payables eBusiness Suite and document imaging and workflow to independently process a wide variety and volume of invoices for payment, auditing invoices with a high degree of accuracy, completeness, validity and adherence to University, California State University, State of California and Federal regulations and policies. The Accounting Technician will audit and reconcile various reports related to Accounts Payables. This employee may also be responsible for assisting with the ongoing activities of the University's credit card and travel programs. This includes auditing and administration as well as adherence to State of California, California State University, and San Diego State University policies and regulations.

The Accounting Technician will use initiative and judgment in analyzing information and determine a course of action within the specifications of standard practice and established procedures.

For more information regarding Accounts Payable, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is 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 individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

Experience: Equivalent to three years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience which has provided the above knowledge and abilities.

Education: Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

Current Accounts Payable certification by an industry recognized professional organization or attainment within six (6) months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working within a large and complex organization and has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently within a dynamic fast paced team environment with multiple priorities.
  • Prior experience with Oracle eBusiness Suite (or a similar large ERP system) and document imaging and workflow for invoice processing.

Specialized Skills

  • Ability to review financial documents for accuracy, completeness, validity and adherence to standards; compute and post numbers rapidly and accurately; maintain files and records; identify, trace and correct errors; follow directions, establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; exercise tact, courtesy, alertness and good judgment in responding to others; read and write English at a level appropriate to the position.
  • Skills and experience using Microsoft Office and e-mail systems and the ability to write clear and concise memos.
  • Must have Accounts Payable experience.

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. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,547 per month.

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.

Classification Salary Range: $3,210 - $5,449 per month.

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on March 21, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by March 20, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

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.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at [email protected] or 619-594-1139.

Advertised: Mar 04, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled


Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. SDSU's approximately 32,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.

SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.

Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.

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