Accounting Manager (527579)

Cal State University (CSU) Channel Islands
August 25, 2023
Camarillo, CA
Job Type



Financial Services

Administrator I


Examines financial documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with established University and Auxiliary policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting standards. Provides daily supervision to Fiscal Services staff including but not limited to oversight, professional development, and mentoring. Evaluates, develops, and implements policies and procedures to support the department, division, and University. Oversees timely month, quarter and year end closings and produce both legal and GAAP financial reports. Approves journal entries; maintains files and records for financial statements; and resolves problems associated with entries or deviations from established procedures, and other inconsistencies with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Helps in the preparation of the GAAP financial statements and reporting package preparation for the University and all auxiliaries under the provisions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) or Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Assists in preparing documentation related to the Prepared By Client (PBC) requests prior to each audit (internal and external). Assists with the timely and accurate submission of CI data reports to state and federal governments, accreditation organizations and committees. When appropriate, recommends documents and implements changes in accordance with new accounting standards, CSU guidelines, and state guidelines. Responds to request from senior management, the Chancellor's Office, the State Controller's Office, and auditors. Prepares variance analysis reporting and processes CSU derivations for reporting purposes. Services on University and systemwide committees as necessary. Takes an active role in helping to embed the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of University work, in every division, and participates at least once annually in professional and/or leadership development opportunities that will contribute to campus efforts to advance racial and social justice in and through education at CSUCI and beyond. Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field. Five years of professional level accounting experience in a high-volume automated accounting department, higher education experience, or non-profit experience preferred.

Strong demonstrated knowledge of general accounting functions to include applicable rules, regulations, internal controls and generally accepted accounting principles required. Good interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate effectively with campus personnel, the State Controller's Office, other CSU entities, and governmental and non-profit agencies. The ability to interpret and apply the requirements included in OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-133, Uniform Grant Guidance. Must be comfortable in a changing environment, possess excellent organizational skills, and be able to prioritize multiple responsibilities and deadlines with minimal supervision. Experience using PeopleSoft preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Must be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Willingness to work extra hours as needed. Ability to build queries/reports and analyze systems and processes within a computer automated financial system with an emphasis on improved efficiency. Ability to recommend action and implement new or revised process flows while applying standard accounting principles (GAAP). Working knowledge of GAAP, and familiarity with GASB and/or FASB standards for financial reporting. Hands-on experience in financial statement preparation. Proven ability to manage people and operations with a focus on efficiency and automation. Ability to foster cooperation between peers and co-workers.

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 apply for the position.

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.

Hiring Range: $7,083 - $7,500 per month
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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