Accountant II (2 Positions)
Company: California State University, Sacramento
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Accountant II (2 Positions)
Job No: 512248
Work Type: Staff
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services,
Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time
Working Title: Accountant II
Classification Title: Accountant II
Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until
filled): Tuesday, June 7, 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 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.
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
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
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
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
Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible professional
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Use problem-solving techniques in finding solutions to complex
- 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
- 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
Condition of Employment
- Ability to pass background check.
13. Knowledge of Federal, State, California State University (CSU)
and Sacramento State practices, policies and procedures.
14. Experience working with PeopleSoft / Oracle Financial System
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
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
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 ...@csus.edu
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
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
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.
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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