San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Initial review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by November 30, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.
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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designate exempt under FLSA and is not 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.
As a member of the Resource Management staff within the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President, this position reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs – Resource Management. Lead supervision is provided by the Director for Academic Resources.
Under general direction, the Academic Affairs Accountant is responsible for performing the full range of professional accounting work which requires a thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The Academic Affairs Accountant is responsible for identifying accounting problems and recommending corrective and/or preventative solutions. Ensures the division’s accounting and financial activities are carried out in accordance with established policies and procedures and general accounting standards. Identifies accounting and financial issues and recommends corrective and/or preventative solutions. Works with appropriate campus offices to execute required financial accounting tasks. Provides accounting, financial analyses, and reports on all aspects of the division’s budget.
In addition, this position is responsible for accounts payable, receivable, and requisitioning. Use initiative and judgement in analyzing information and determining a course of action within established procedures and guidelines. Purchase goods and services, prepare and maintain detailed accounting and reports associated with multiple accounts. Review data entries for accuracy and completeness and make corrections; post information to journals, and internal logs; assemble and reconcile assigned accounts; create and maintain spreadsheets, including entering, revising, sorting, calculating and creating tables; modify, run and export queries; maintain documentation of established procedures; enter data into computer systems and review reports for accuracy. Communicate with associated campus offices to gather and/or relay information associated with assigned financial responsibilities.
Provide academic appointment support and other support services for the office. Review Unit 11 TA & GA appointment documents for collective bargaining and budgetary compliance. Monitor expenditures and report spending and FTE variances. Participate in the development of expenditure reports; produce reports as needed.
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Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,834 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,161 - $7,349 per month. 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.
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.
Experience: Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience.
Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field OR a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Four years of progressively responsible public/governmental accounting experience, preferably in higher education.
A valid and current CPA license.
Public accounting experience with a large national or international accounting firm.
Experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) used in the preparation of financial statements.
Experience with Oracle Financials.
Experience with data query tools (e.g., Brio, MS Access, MS Excel, SQL, Crystal Reports, etc.)
Experience working in a confidential environment and ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Experience using an enterprise resource planning program for financial record-keeping, preferably Oracle Financials.
Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word.
Ability to effectively resolve problems; proactively resolve conflicts, make suggestions and ask pertinent questions to facilitate productive outcomes.
Ability to interact and communicate professionally with a variety of individuals in a diverse environment at all levels of the organization.
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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.
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.
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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.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 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 t...he 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.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.