530815 – Accountant I (530815)

Cal State University (CSU) Fullerton
August 25, 2023
Fullerton, CA
Job Type



Job Title

Accountant I


Accountant I




Extended Education Budget/Finance


Extention and International Programs

Salary Range

Classification Range $4,039 - $7,568 per month

(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $4,039 - $4,250 per month)

Appointment Type


Time Base

Full Time

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; occasional early morning, evening and/or weekend hours.

About CSUF

Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary

It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:

University Extended Education Budget/Finance collaborates with University departments and colleges on unique programs for students from the community and around the world. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Extension and International Programs (EIP) team as the Accountant I. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, Accounting and Finance for EIP, the Accountant I provides accounting and financial support to EIP leadership and EIP in general. Generates routine financial reports and statements and/or analysis and develops and maintain a third-party invoicing and collection process. Financial reporting to director and serves as a backup to the team. Verifies written notification of student by sponsor and pertinent information required for third party contracts. Prepares and submits invoices to third party contact for payment. Collects, reconciles, and deposits third party contract payments. Reconciles disbursement date and funds received. Resolves inconsistencies and deviations from established procedures and accounting principles. Creates and maintains financial reports related to third party billings. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, business administration, or a closely related field or a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

General knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles(GAAP) and practices, office methods and procedures, the statistical and arithmetic presentation of data, and the uses of computers in accounting functions. Ability to learn and apply laws, rules, and procedures related to governmental accounting. Ability to interpret and follow instructions and policy guidelines, analyze financial and statistical data, and draw sound conclusions. Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques and operate calculating machines, personal computers, and/or automated accounting systems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in higher education institution and/or self-support funding environment. Experience in handling multi-funding structure.

Special Working Conditions

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Must be able to work in an environment with a high level of interruptions and rapidly changing priorities.

Additional Information

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Hiring Preference

On-Campus CSUEU Employees
Closing Date/Time: August 24, 2023

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