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Accounts Payable Technician I (Accounting Technician I) (3 positions)

Company: California State University, Sacramento
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Accounts Payable Technician I (Accounting Technician I) (3 positions)

Job No: 517557
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time

Working Title: Accounts Payable Technician I

Classification Title: Accounting Technician I

Posting Details

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, August 28, 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 Accounts Payable & Travel Manager and/or Lead. This
position is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of a wide variety of payments to suppliers. The variety
of payments processed includes but is not limited to: payment on simple one-line Purchase Orders (PO's) to complex
multi-line split distribution PO's; payments in advance, and lease agreements.

The position requires comprehensive knowledge of California State University (CSU), Chancellor's Office (CO), State
and Federal Policies, regulations and guidelines.

In addition, the incumbent must be able to provide information, guidance and assistance to internal and external
customers of the University about Accounts Payable processes and procedures over the phone, via email, and in

FLSA: Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime compensation under FLSA). These positions are benefit-eligible.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,126 - $4,906 per month

Hiring Range: $3,126 - $4,016 per month

Recruitment Type: Regular (probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Partial telework schedule may be available, at management discretion, after a training period to be determined.

Department Information

The Accounts Payable and Travel offices provide administrative and fiscal support to the campus community and its suppliers. Payments are made in accordance with the laws of the state of California, applicable federal laws, including Internal Revenue Service regulations, and the policies and procedures of the University.

Minimum Qualifications


General knowledge of financial record-keeping, mathematical and general office methods, procedures, and practices.


Ability to review financial documents for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to standards; compute and post numbers rapidly and accurately; maintain files and records; identify, trace, and correct errors; follow directions; interpret and apply written rules and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; exercise tact, courtesy, alertness, and good judgement in responding to others; use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems, such as student accounting, cashiering and student financial aid; and read and write English at a level appropriate to the position.


Equivalent to one year of clerical or financial record-keeping experience which has provided the above knowledge and abilities.


Any combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge in financial record-keeping and general office methods, procedures, and practices.
  • Demonstrated accurate data entry and mathematical computation skills.
  • Ability to review and perform three-way and two-way invoice matching to PO's for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to policy.
  • Ability to compute and post numbers rapidly and accurately.
  • Ability to follow directions, work independently, make sound decisions and recommendations based on established procedures and policies.
  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, alertness, and good judgement in responding to others.
  • Reading, writing, listening, and comprehension skills in the English language at a level appropriate to the position.
  • Ability to utilize software programs such as; Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point; AdobeSign and Hyland OnBase document management.
  • Equivalent to one (1) year of clerical or financial record-keeping experience which has provided the above knowledge, skills and abilities.
    Conditions of Employment
  • Ability to pass background check.

    Preferred Qualifications

    10.Working knowledge of California State University policies and procedures.

    11. Experience using PeopleSoft, the California State University Common Financial System (CFS), Jaggaer (SciQuest), and/or other integrated Procure-to-Pay financial systems.

    Documents Needed to Apply

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

    About Sac 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 , 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 ? 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. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

    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 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: August 11, 2022 (2:30 PM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

    To apply, visit


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