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Accountant II

$4,452 – $8,592 monthly

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/31/23

Job Description

Accountant II

Job No: 527440
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Job Summary

The Accountant II is responsible for independently performing a full range of work in general accounting and financial reporting. Using knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and best practices, and governmental accounting standards the incumbent will analyze, interpret, and process daily accounting activities related to cash, banking, general ledger, and accounts receivable. Incumbent will also prepare a variety of monthly account reconciliations, perform fund analysis, update various monthly and year-end audit financial schedules, and support the collection of outstanding sponsored program receivables. The incumbent will also have the ability to analyze, interpret, and apply GAAP, GASB, and OMB A-133 in finding solutions to complex accounting problems, and make sound decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities. The incumbent will communicate and coordinate with other Research Foundation and Campus departments implementation of inter-departmental accounting activity solutions.
Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for multiple aspects of the Research Foundation Accounts Receivable and Billing processes.
  • Performs balance sheet account and bank reconciliations.
  • Review bank activity on a daily basis, for both Foundations, to ensure that all activity is recorded in the general ledger.
  • Responsible for general ledger interfaces, journal entry preparation, and updating of financial schedules.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to use MS Office or other software programs to handle and manipulate data, along with efficient entry of data into financial systems

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting and related accounts receivable processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently research and solve problems.

  • Experience in preparing financial audit schedules and lead sheets

  • Ability to work independently, without direct supervision.

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills; ability to manage multiple priorities and to be accountable for own work.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated experience in customer service environments.

  • PeopleSoft experience desired

  • Intermediate to Advance Excel skills are desirable

    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 a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, public administration, or a closely related field and two (2) years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience required. Governmental accounting experience is desirable. Knowledge of GAAP, GASB, OMB A-133 highly preferred. CSU experience preferred
    Physical Summary

    Sedentary work - Involves mainly sitting. Walking and standing are minimal. Lifting is limited to lightweight objects. (10 pounds or less).

    Controller's Office

    Accountant II

    Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

    Hiring Range: $4,452 - $5,334 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

    CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,452 - $8,592 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, regular position.
    Application Procedures

    Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

    PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY. It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
    Additional Information

    CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

    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.

    Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

    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] .

    We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact
    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: May 14, 2023 (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.