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Accountant I

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time

Classification title/working title: Accountant I 

Posting Details 

Priority Application deadline (recruitment will remain open until filled); Monday, November 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 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.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,039 - $7,568 per month

Hiring Range: $4,039 - $4,500 per month

Recruitment TypeRegular (probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan 12 month

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm w/ 1 hour lunch

Department Information 

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 strings.

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge:

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 management systems.

Abilities:

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.

Required Qualifications 

Knowledge of:

  1. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including varied accounting principles and practices used in financial record keeping and reporting.
  2. Governmental and fund accounting principles and procedures and related accounting system requirements
  3. Methods and techniques of auditing, verifying, balancing, and reconciling accounting records and responding to requests for information from others

Ability to:

  1. Use a variety of computer applications including spreadsheets, word processing, databases, queries, internet and financial accounting systems.
  2. Analyze data and develop and maintain statistical and management reports.
  3. Use problem-solving techniques in finding solutions to accounting problems.
  4. Create reports, charts, work papers, and compliance data to address specific user needs.
  5. Draw conclusions and make recommendations regarding accounting activities.
  6. Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively with others inside and outside the unit, including conveying technical accounting information to non-accountants.
  7. Maintain a strong customer focus while working in a fast-paced environment with a heavy workload, ongoing deadlines and frequent interruptions.

Conditions of Employment:

Ability to pass a background check

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Working knowledge of Federal, State, California State University (CSU) and Sacramento State practices, policies and procedures.
  2. Experience working with PeopleSoft/Oracle Financial System applications.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

N/A

Documents Needed to Apply

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 successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

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 position.

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 https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/benefits/disability-parental-leave.html#reasonable-accommodations-interactive-process . 

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 https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.html . 

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 https://www.csus.edu/clery . 
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 https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr-empservices@csus.edu

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.

 

 

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