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Accounts Payable Technician

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/20/23

Job Description

Accounts Payable Technician

Job No: 517766
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary
This position is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of complex and detailed transactions and reconciliations for Accounts Payable (AP) in all three University business units (Campus, Research Foundation, and 49ner Foundation. All processes are completed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and structured University guidelines.
Key Responsibilities

  • Independently perform all operational AP functions related to invoice processing or disbursements.
  • Perform reconciliations and analysis with respect to AP.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Experience using a large ERP financial system (e.g. PeopleSoft, SAP). Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting and GAAP procedures related to the daily operational duties of Accounts Payable. Demonstrated ability to independently research and solve problems. Ability to interpret a wide variety of written rules and regulations, including knowledge of sales and use tax and 1099 reporting. Excellent organizational and planning skills; ability to manage multiple priorities and to be accountable for own work. Excellent communication skills Demonstrated experience in customer service environments.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience
  • Equivalent to four years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience required.
  • Bachelors Degree and experience in a fast paced AP environment is preferred.
Accounts Payable
Accounting Technician III
The targeted salary may be set as high as $4,267 per month based on experience. The salary range for this classification is $3,532 to $6,198 per month.
Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base
Full-time temporary position for one year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures
Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement
California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy
The 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 as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy
California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon 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.

Application Closes: Aug 26, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.