Accounting Technician (528132)

Cal State University (CSU) San Jose
August 24, 2023
San Jose, CA
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Job Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Bursar, the Accounting Technician is responsible for the following duties: Third Party Sponsor process, which includes the set-up of external organizations, linking student accounts to the sponsor, invoicing the sponsor for payment and responsible for monitoring the payment receipt and reconciliation for sponsor accounts. This position is also responsible for processing direct deposit rejects, SmartPay chargebacks, posting university waivers and miscellaneous fees, and working with the College of Professional and Global Education office for Study Abroad programs. Provides quality customer service to students, parents, staff, sponsor and departments through a variety of communication modes and serves as a backup to the Refund Specialist.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create new organizational IDs (sponsor accounts) as needed
  • Roll sponsor accounts each semester, in order to link student accounts to sponsor
  • Perform pre-billing reconciliation
  • Invoice sponsors
  • Verify incoming payments and prepare payment reports for Cashiering to post to Student Financials
  • Reconcile sponsor accounts and verify sponsor refunds and post student account adjustments for sponsor non-payments
  • Identify student sponsor collection accounts and work collaboratively with the Student Account Specialists to collect on sponsor non-payment accounts
  • Process direct deposit rejects and returned checks and add miscellaneous charges for returned payments
  • Work with College of Professional and Global Education Office and Office of the Registrar to accurately post charges, waivers and adjustments for incoming and outgoing study abroad students
  • Post athletic scholarship awards for winter and summer terms and invoice athletics
  • Prepare journal entries for eMarket rejects and collection agency payments
  • Process SmartPay chargebacks
  • Prepare Flywire 529 files for Cashiering to post to student accounts
  • Post employee, Veteran, Study Abroad and non-resident fee waivers to student accounts
  • Serve as a back-up to Refund Specialist

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of financial record keeping
  • General knowledge of the basic principles of accounting
  • Ability to interpret and apply a wide variety of written rules and regulations
  • Ability to adjust accounts and prepare documentation for various reporting systems
  • Ability to independently do a variety of technical fiscal record keeping
  • Ability to analyze data and draw logical conclusions
  • Thorough knowledge of an automated billing receivable system
  • Working knowledge of Google Docs/Sheets, Excel (including Pivot Tables) and database management
  • Ability to compile, verify, and reconcile financial data

Required Qualifications

  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities
  • Equivalent to four years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience which has provided the above knowledge and abilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Experience within the CSU or public higher education
  • Experience with PeopleSoft, Transact, and third-party payment systems
  • Reconciliation experience
  • Project management experience


Classification: Accounting Technician III
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,651/month - $4,840/month
CSU Salary Range: $3,779/month - $6,632/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: May 24, 2023 through June 11, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

University Personnel

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to .

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, 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 offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at .

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at . The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at .

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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