Sonoma State University
Job Title: Accountant II
Department Name: Financial Services
Job ID: 104195
Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $4,161 to $6,995 a month. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $4,167 a month.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link or by request from SSU Human Resources.
First review of applications will be at 8 am on July 11, 2016. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.
Conditions of Employment
This is a full time, exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
Under the general supervision of the Senior Director, the incumbent supports the Auxiliary General Accounting Unit in completing a multitude of complex accounting analyses, monthly and annual reconciliations for the Foundation. The incumbent assumes primary responsibility for recording Foundation financial transactions in a timely, accurate, efficient and effective manner. The incumbent assumes a supporting role for gift processing for the Foundation and University. Work assignments typically include some or all of the following: ensuring that assigned accounting program activities are carried out in accordance with established policies and procedures and general accounting standards; correct and reconcile account balances to external data; identify actual or potential problems and recommending corrective or preventative action; assist in developing financial statements and reports; interpreting new and existing federal and state regulations relative to their assigned area of responsibility; providing consultative services to campus administrators in resolving accounting problems. Incumbents may be assigned responsibility for providing training, guidance and assistance to other employees. Financial Services is a service based organization that is responsible for anticipating and meeting the needs of a broad array of campus customers and the incumbent must conduct him/herself in a focused, highly productive, professional, positive, respectful, service oriented manner while serving in this position. Contacts involve interaction with all levels inside and outside the university, and may include dealing with sensitive and confidential information.
Under the general supervision and direction of the Senior Director, the incumbent works independently and assumes responsibility for the day to day accounting for the Foundation. S/he assumes primary responsibility for the reconciliations for various assets, liabilities, and fund balance for the Foundation including, but not limited to, the general bank reconciliation as well as reconciling investments (about 40 accounts) to control accounts; prepares, documents and posts related journal entries which may include realized gains/losses, interest earned, fees charged and earnings distributions. This also includes assisting in the preparation of audit schedules. S/he is responsible for oversight of the Foundation's townhome accounting and ensuring that bills are paid timely. S/he is responsible for supporting gift processing by performing donor intent review on all new donations prior to deposit, this includes serving as the backup gift processor as needed. Under the general supervision and direction of the Senior Director, the incumbent assumes primary responsibility for managing the Foundation endowment trust fund files. S/he is also responsible for assisting the Senior Director in managing the University donor Trust funds (campus and scholarship). Reviews the integrity of donor Trust cash balances and fund balances, working with the Senior Director to collaborate with customers to initiate corrective action to maintain positive balances, assist University general accounting in coordination of the annual review of all donor Trust Agreements. S/he is also responsible for performing monthly reconciliation of donations and pledges in the general ledger to the donor database, working closely with the Gift Processor to monitor and reconcile transactions and resolve discrepancies. S/he will maintain the pledges receivables in PeopleSoft subsystem and review documentation for new pledges to ensure accounting criteria is met. S/he is responsible for administrating the assessment of advancement fees in the Foundation and University and will initiate the monthly sweep of donor funds from the Foundation to the University.
Performs other related secondary duties as assigned.
The majority of duties will be performed in an office work environment located in Salazar Hall on the Sonoma State University campus. As an exempt employee you have some flexibility in your schedule however must be available during the regular campus hours Monday through Friday to meet the operational needs of the campus and department. Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. Evening and weekend hours may be required on occasion and will be specified only to meet operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. This position may require occasional travel, by automobile or airplane, and overnight stay to travel off campus to trainings and meetings off campus. This position will require the ability to be in front of a computer for extended periods of time and may require data entry into a computer for up to six (6) hours a day.
The incumbent must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of accounting theory, principles and practices supported by education and job experience. S/he must possess the equivalent to two years' of progressively responsible professional accounting experience and possess the equivalent to a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field OR possess a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Accounting major highly preferred. The incumbent should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of GAAP, basic financial statements, fund accounting, and gift accounting and/or reporting. Requires strong computer skills, including intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Office, with strong focus on Microsoft Excel. Experience with using PeopleSoft and Common Financial System (CFS) Data Warehouse is preferred.
Incumbent must possess the ability to maintain cooperative working relationships and work with a diverse body of constituents including management, students, faculty, staff and the community; must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills. Incumbent must possess the ability to manage multiple tasks and the ability to process a large volume of work accurately and in a timely manner, prepare and maintain critical documentation; apply accounting principles to the analysis of complex accounting problems. As well as analyze and interpret accounting data and prepare clear, accurate financial reports.
Incumbent should be able to communicate effectively with others inside and outside the unit, including conveying technical information to non-Accountant's. The incumbent must possess the ability to work independently and as a team player to ensure the quality, integrity and timeliness of financial services and products. The incumbent must be self-motivated to anticipate and meet or exceed stringent monthly and annual reconciliation deadlines and demonstrate a commitment to the campus goal of maintaining excellence in its financial records by ensuring that campus transactions are processed expeditiously.
Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Click the "Apply Now" to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
1. Cover Letter (attach as first page of resume)
3. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an 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, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.
This position may be 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.
About Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at http://www.sonoma.edu/ps/about/jeanneclery.html; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at http://www.sonoma.edu/housing/general-info/emergency-prep/fire-safety.html.
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