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Accountant II (2 Positions)

Company: California State University, Sacramento
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Accountant II (2 Positions)

Job No: 512248
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time

Working Title: Accountant II

Classification Title: Accountant II

Posting Details

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:55 p.m.

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

This position works under the general supervision of the Operations Manager, Accounting Services, and receives direction from other experienced accountants. The position requires independent analysis, maintenance of accounting records, and assists with the preparation of Legal and GAAP financial reports.

FLSA : Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range : $4,161 - $8,030 per month

Hiring Range : $4,161 -$5,200 per month

Recruitment Type : Regular (probationary)

Time Base : Full-Time

Pay Plan : 12 month

Work Hours : 8 am - 5 pm M-F Partial telework schedule may be available after probationary period, subject to management approval.

Department Information

Accounting Services is responsible for Sacramento State's financial record keeping, ensuring that the University operates in compliance with standard accounting and regulatory practices.

The staff processes comprehensive, accurate and timely financial information for reporting and management decision making, and conducts financial transactions such as expenditure transfers, chargebacks, cost recovery, and assignment of General Ledger chart strings.

Minimum Qualifications


Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); office methods and procedures; statistical and mathematical presentation of data; advanced proficiency with current word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems. General understanding of internal control methods. Working knowledge of federal financial aid annual reporting requirements, and quarterly grant reporting requirements.


In addition to those of the Accountant I, ability to apply accounting principles to the analysis of complex accounting problems; analyze and interpret accounting data; prepare clear, accurate financial statements and reports; utilize problem-solving techniques in finding solutions to complex accounting problems; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and principles; make decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities; communicate effectively with others inside and outside the unit, including conveying technical information to non-accountants.


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.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of:

* GAAP including varied technical accounting principles and practices used in the most difficult and complex financial record keeping and reporting.
* Governmental and fund accounting principles and procedures, and related accounting system requirements.
* Internal control methods and related laws, rules, and regulations.
* Methods and techniques of auditing, verifying, balancing, and reconciling accounting records and responding to requests for information from auditors.
* Student financial aid accounting and reporting requirements.

Ability to:

* Use excellent computer skills and competence with a variety of applications including spreadsheets, word processing, databases, internet and complex financial accounting systems.
* Analyze data, develop, and maintain complex statistical and management reports.
* Use problem-solving techniques in finding solutions to complex accounting problems.
* Create reports, charts, and queries to address specific user needs and to prepare financial reports, work papers, and compliance data for University management decision making.
* Make decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships, and communicate effectively with others inside and outside the unit, including conveying complex and technical professional accounting information to non-accountants.
* Maintain a strong customer focus while working in a fast-paced environment with a heavy workload, ongoing deadlines and frequent interruptions.

Condition of Employment

* Ability to pass background check.

Preferred Qualifications

13. Knowledge of Federal, State, California State University (CSU) and Sacramento State practices, policies and procedures.

14. Experience working with PeopleSoft / Oracle Financial System applications.

Required Licenses/Certifications


Documents Needed to Apply

List documents needed for this position: Resume, cover letter. Failure to upload these documents to the online application may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the Farm-to-Fork Capital, is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement. As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success , diversity, equity and inclusion , community engagement , philanthropy , and campus safety .

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification :

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Eligibility Verification
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: May 24, 2022 (9:45 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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