Accountant (523371)

Cal State University (CSU) LA
August 25, 2023
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type



Job No: 523371; 02/03/2023

Accountant II
Facilities Planning, Design and Construction

Salary Range : $4,452 - $8,592/Monthly

Work Schedule : Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; exempt classification.

Essential Functions : Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, the incumbent independently performs a full range of professional accounting work in support of the Facilities Planning, Design and Construction department and oversees the day-to-day operation of all accounting related issues. The incumbent is responsible for developing and maintaining internal monthly budget status reports; maintaining current and budget year positions; verifying the current year adjustments as posted by the PeopleSoft Financial System. Manage budgets and funding for campus construction projects and the department, requiring coordination with other campus departments. Perform accounting functions for the department and for construction projects. Responsible for the design, execution, and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations of the department are effective and efficient, assets and safeguarded, financial information is reliable, and applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures are complied with. The incumbent reviews and recommends changes on the financial reporting structure of all Facilities Planning, Design and Construction department and Special Funds. The incumbent examines financial documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with established policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting standards; reconciles reports and financial data with financial statements on file; resolves problems associated with incorrect entries, deviations from established procedures, and other inconsistencies with generally accepted accounting principles; and prepares routine financial reports and statements.

Required Qualifications & Experience : Equivalent to a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance, or a closely related field. Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience. Thorough knowledge of financial accounting methods, procedures, and practices; arithmetic; and governmental financial record-keeping methods. Must have strong organizational skills; and a high proficiency in Microsoft office including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. The ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment and the ability to prioritize workload. Ability to apply accounting procedures and practices 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 procedures; work independently; make sound decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Incumbent must demonstrate an interest or ability in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.

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 system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to .

California State University, Los Angeles, 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.

Desired Qualifications : Substantive professional experience in managing and preparing budgets and preparing financial reports. Preferred knowledge of PeopleSoft.

Closing Date : Review of applications will begin on 2/17/2023 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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TDD Line (323) 343-3670
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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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