Company: California State University, Sacramento
Posted on: January 23, 2023
Job No: 520715
Work Type: Staff
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services,
Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time
Classification title/working title: Accountant I
Priority Application deadline (recruitment will remain open until
filled); Monday, November 28, 2022 at 11:55 p.m.
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.
This position works under the general supervision of the Director
of Accounting Services and receives direction from other
experienced Accountants. The position requires the analysis,
maintenance and reconciliation of accounting records and assists
with the preparation of legal and GAAP financial reports.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,039 - $7,568 per month
Hiring Range: $4,039 - $4,500 per month
Recruitment Type: Regular (probationary)
Time Base: Full-Time
Pay Plan: 12 month
Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm w/ 1 hour lunch
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
General 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
Ability to interpret and follow instructions and policy guidelines;
analyze financial and statistical data and draw conclusions;
utilize problem solving techniques; establish and maintain
effective working relationships with others; and communicate
effectively with others inside and outside the unit, including
conveying technical information to non-Accountants.
Experience and 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.
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including
varied accounting principles and practices used in financial record
keeping and reporting.
- Governmental and fund accounting principles and procedures and
related accounting system requirements
- Methods and techniques of auditing, verifying, balancing, and
reconciling accounting records and responding to requests for
information from others
- Use a variety of computer applications including spreadsheets,
word processing, databases, queries, internet and financial
- Analyze data and develop and maintain statistical and
- Use problem-solving techniques in finding solutions to
- Create reports, charts, work papers, and compliance data to
address specific user needs.
- Draw conclusions and make recommendations regarding accounting
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships and
communicate effectively with others inside and outside the unit,
including conveying technical accounting information to
- Maintain a strong customer focus while working in a fast-paced
environment with a heavy workload, ongoing deadlines and frequent
Conditions of Employment:
Ability to pass a background check
- Working knowledge of Federal, State, California State
University (CSU) and Sacramento State practices, policies and
- Experience working with PeopleSoft/Oracle Financial System
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume & cover letter. Failure to upload these 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
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
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.
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
questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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: November 02, 2022 (3:30 PM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled
To apply, visit
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