Accountant I/General Accounting (2019-00934)

  • San Bernardino
  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

Employment Status: Full-time, "non-exempt", probationary position (with the possibility of converting to permanent).

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 12, 2020.

Current employees will be given preferred consideration.

Under the general supervision of the General Accounting Manager, the Accountant I primary function is the performance of professional accounting work.

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
The incumbent requires the application of theories, principles, and practices of the accounting profession.
The incumbent shall be primarily responsible for a variety of tasks and duties such as:
Preparing and posting journal entries both internal and external to record fund transactions;
Preparing and posting transfers;
Performing detailed account analysis and reconciliations;
Assisting with the monthly and year-end closing process;
Preparing and updating procedure desk manual as it relates to job tasks;
Assisting with regularly occurring audits, and special projects as assigned by the supervisor.
The incumbent will also provide guidance and assistance to other employees on campus as it relates to general accounting.
The incumbent will interact with various departments on campus as well as outside agencies on a regular basis.
Other duties as assigned.

Applicants must have 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.
The applicant must have knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, internal controls, and audit compliance.
The applicant must have an in-depth knowledge of various software applications such as Excel, Word, and Access.
The applicant must have 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.
Applicants must be able to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
Applicants must be able to successfully work with a wide range of campus personnel.
Applicants must possess the ability to apply accounting principles to the analysis of complex accounting problems and be able to analyze and interpret accounting data and prepare clear, accurate financial statements and reports.
Applicants must have the ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures and be able to make sound decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities.
Preferred Qualifications:
The applicant with three (3) years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience is preferred.
The applicant with experience in governmental accounting methods and related laws, regulations, and rules is desirable.
The applicant with working knowledge of accounting systems in a university setting and PeopleSoft financials is highly desirable.

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 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

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)
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Bernardino, California 92407 United States View Map