Accountant (Accountant I), General Accounting (529005)

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
September 10, 2023
San Bernardino, CA
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Job Summary:

Under the direction, duties will include general accounting tasks including, but not limited to account reconciliations, chargebacks, transfers of expense, billing and cash posting orders; process journal entries for month-end and year-end closing processes, and support for campus departments for general ledger transactions.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The incumbent will be reconciling general ledger and sub-ledger accounts for banking, accounts payable, sundry accounts receivable including payroll related billings and labor cost distribution.
  • Mainly responsible for ensuring the cash amounts in the general ledger reconcile with bank balances.
  • Lead and coordinate meetings with campus departments to clear reconciling items. Monitors account balances, performs aging analysis, and prepares write-off recommendation according to CSU policy and campus guideline.
  • Properly document collection efforts and reporting requirements.
  • Work closely with payroll services for employee related receivable and write-offs.
  • Process campus chargeback journals, transfer of expenses, revenues, and funds in accordance with CSU polices and campus guidelines.
  • Record stale dated checks and cancelled warrants.
  • Serve as the primary contact person for the campus departments on general ledger transactions and fund management.
  • Decentralized Access Control System (DACS) administrator for the University.
  • Serve as the key contact person in troubleshooting DACS requests and interacts with campus departments and ITS to resolve issues.
  • Assist with confirming all pertinent data is entered into PeopleSoft system, perform reviews and analysis as needed, and prepare reports as part of Month-End, Quarter-End, and Year-End closing process.
  • Quarterly review, analysis and posting of financial set aside amounts for student tuition and fee revenues.
  • Sales and use tax remittance on campus activities, including pharmacy.
  • Complete special assignments and other duties as requested from Associate Controller and University Controller.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

  • 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

  • Analyze and resolve complex business or accounting problems
  • Skilled in organizing work and setting priorities
  • Ability to reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Ability to fit in with a large team environment
  • Working knowledge of accounting concepts such as debits, credits, accruals, refunds, payment terms and discounts
  • A courteous, professional demeanor and excellent customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 to 3 years previous general accounting or business experience
  • An understanding of general accounting concepts
  • Experienced with ERP systems (general ledger module)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Microsoft Windows Office experience including Word, Excel, and Outlook email software
  • Peoplesoft Enterprise Systems
  • Experience with account reconciliations (i.e. bank and balance sheet accounts)
  • Experience with month-end and year-end close processes
  • Previous experience in higher education

Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,557 - $5,000 per month

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

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here .

Position Information:

Work status: Full-time/Non-Exempt/Probationary

Academic year schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 am - 5:00 pm), some evenings/weekends.

Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday (7:00 am - 5:30 pm), some evenings/weekends.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

The application deadline is Sunday, September 24, 2023.

Multiple Vacancies: This recruitment is to fill multiple vacancies.

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.

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

Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) 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.

Mandated Reporter

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 as a condition of employment.


CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at .

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit

Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

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 Nora Jean Fernandez, ADA Manager at .


CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at .

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:
Closing Date/Time: September 24, 2023

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