532624 – Accountant II (532624)

Cal State University (CSU) Fullerton
November 11, 2023
Fullerton, CA
Job Type



Job Title

Accountant II


Accountant II




Accounting and Financial Reporting


Business and Administration Services

Salary Range

Classification Range $4,452 - $8,592 per month

(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $4,452 - $5,833 per month)

Appointment Type


Time Base

Full Time

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

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:

The Division of Administration and Finance serves as the backbone of the CSUF campus, managing a wide array of operations from maintaining and enhancing university buildings and grounds to providing important business support services. Campus beautification, classroom improvements, and technological advancements, continue to be a priority as we enhance the learning environment and facilities. It is the mission of the Division to provide customer-focused administrative support and steward our physical and financial resources in order to fulfill the university's mission and support student success. Partnership with our diverse campus community and its many stakeholders are important in helping our operations provide excellent customer service and results. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Accountant II. 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.

Reporting to the Director, the Accountant II provides guidance and accounting support to campus managers and others within the campus community to ensure the application of generally accepted accounting principles, practices and concepts and recommends and implements improvements to accounting practices and processes. Analyzes financial documents for completeness, accuracy and conformance with established policies and procedures; prepares journal entries; resolves problems associated with incorrect entries, deviations from established procedures, and other inconsistencies with generally accepted accounting principles; and reconciles reports and financial data. Participates in year-end closing processes and compiles information necessary for the preparation of campus financial statements. Independently performs the full range of professional accounting work which requires a thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); analyzes complex accounting data; makes decisions and provides recommendations to solve complex accounting problems; provides guidance and assistance to other employees outside of the department; provides assistance to the other accountants. Represents the Accounting Services and Financial Reporting (ASFR) Team in campus events and provides excellent customer service to support the needs of the campus community. As a member of the Accounting Services and Financial Reporting Team, the Accountant II supports efforts in promoting an inclusive environment of teamwork and collaboration and will contribute towards ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion are incorporated in department operations, programs, and services. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

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. Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience.

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 student financial aid annual reporting requirements, and quarterly grant reporting requirements.

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 non-Accountants.

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 with Advanced Excel and various financial systems. Previous CSU experience in financial reporting or general accounting and PeopleSoft experience highly desirable. Previous professional accounting experience in a higher education setting.

Special Working Conditions

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

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: November 23, 2023

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