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Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting (Administrator II)

Employer
California State University, Chico
Location
Chico

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 536396
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Chico
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

Under the general direction of the AVP of Financial Services, the Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting provides professional and functional leadership and expertise in the University’s financial assessment and reporting processes. The Director analyzes, interprets, compiles and integrates complex financial information from various university entities, prepares periodic internal and external reports ensuring that financial information is recorded accurately and appropriately. Applying professional level of judgment, this position acts as a key technical advisor to management on the processing and reporting of financial information.

Required Education and Experience:

  • CPA License (inactive CPA license is acceptable).
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
  • Extensive experience in detailed financial analysis and reporting.
  • Familiarity with statistical and financial presentation of data.
  • Professional experience in public accounting/auditing is necessary to efficiently supervise the organization, compilation and preparation of GAAP financial statements and supporting work papers.
  • Experience with automated accounting systems, complex spreadsheets, graphic display of information, database and database query tools.

Preferences:

Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:

  • Bilingual
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or CPA License.
  • Technical fluency with Oracle/PeopleSoft, CSU Common Financial System or equivalent Enterprise Financial Information Systems.
  • Supervisory and leadership experience strongly preferred.
  • Work experience in an academic setting, ideally public higher education.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, financial compliance, processes, and procedures
  • SQL writing knowledge.

Time Base: Full-time-1.0

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Summer - Mon-Thurs 7:00-5:30.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $57,744 - $185,388 per year. (Admin II)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $100,000 - $110,000 per year. Salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected.

Benefits: This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information please visit https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/benefits/Documents/employee-benefits-summary.pdf

Additional Information:

The person holding this position is considered a “Limited 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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group-Financial Services, Budget/Resource/Accounting/Reporting-Director (all levels) - Categories 1, 2)

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 03/21/24. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

Advertised: February 29, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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