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The Accounting Manager is responsible for the day to day operations within the Fiscal Services unit in Business & Financial Affairs.
Examines financial documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with established University and Auxiliary policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting standards. Provides daily supervision to Fiscal Services staff including but not limited to oversight, professional development/mentoring. Evaluates, develops and implements policies and procedures to support the Department, Division and University. Incumbent will oversee timely month, quarter and year end closings and produce both legal and GAAP financial reports. Approves journal entries; maintains files and records for financial statements, resolves problems associated to entries or deviations from established procedures, and other inconsistencies with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); Manages GAAP financial statements and reporting package preparation for the University and all auxiliaries under the provisions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) or Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Coordinates and prepares documentation related to the Prepared By Client (PBC) requests prior to each audit (internal and external). Assists with the timely and accurate submission of CI data reports to state and federal governments, accreditation organizations and committees. When appropriate, recommends documents and implements changes in accordance with new accounting standards, CSU guidelines, and state guidelines. Responds to requests from senior management, the Chancellor's Office, the State Controller's Office, and auditors. Prepares variance analysis reporting and processes CSU derivations for reporting purposes. Serves on University and system-wide committees as necessary. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field. Five years of professional level accounting experience in a high volume automated accounting department, higher education experience, or not for profit experience preferred. Strong demonstrated knowledge of general accounting functions to include applicable rules, regulations, internal controls and generally accepted accounting principles required. Good interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate effectively with campus personnel, the State Controller's Office, other CSU entities, and governmental and non-profit agencies. The ability to interpret and apply the requirements included in OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-133, Uniform Grant Guidance. Must be comfortable in a changing environment, possess excellent organizational skills and be able to prioritize multiple responsibilities and deadlines with minimal supervision. Experience using PeopleSoft preferred. Knowledge of MicroSoft Office required. Must be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Willingness to work extra hours as needed. Ability to build queries/reports and analyze systems and processes within a computer automated financial system with an emphasis on improved efficiency. Ability to recommend action and implement new or revised process flows while applying standard accounting principles (GAAP). Working knowledge of GAAP, and familiarity with GASB and/or FASB standards for financial reporting. Hands-on experience in financial statement preparation. Proven ability to manage people and operations with a focus on efficiency and automation. Ability to foster cooperation between peers and co-workers.
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.
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.
We also offer access to affordable campus housing http://www.csuci.edu/siteauthority/uglen-residents/sales/CSU-CI 102115.docx, and an attractive employee benefits package, http://www.calstate.edu/benefits/compare.benefits.shtml.
To apply, an online application must be completed at www.csucijobs.com. If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation or any other type of assistance with the application process please contact California State University Channel Islands Human Resources Programs at (805) 437-8490.
California State University Channel Island 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. PI96822932