Financial Reporting Analyst (499157)

  • California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Apr 01, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administrative Analysis and Research

Job Description


Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Financial Reporting Analyst. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.


The salary range for this classification is $4,693 to $8,489 per month.


Administrative Analyst Specialist - Exempt II

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Financial Reporting Analyst to assist in the systemwide financial reporting and analysis of the financial data from 23 CSU campuses, Chancellor's Office, and all component units. In addition, the Financial Reporting Analyst acts as liaison for external audit where appropriate, monitors systemwide financial reporting compliance, conducts technical research on new and upcoming accounting pronouncements, provides support in implementing systemwide accounting financial reporting guidance to the CSU campuses, and prepares systemwide journal entries passed down to campuses.



Under the general direction of the Financial Reporting Manager, the Financial Reporting Analyst's functions will include, but are not limited to:

Systemwide Financial Reporting and Analysis

-Assist with the preparation of the annual CSU consolidated financial statements and Single Audit Report that includes:

-Consolidation of data/information of 23 campuses, the Chancellor's Office, and all discretely presented component units;

-Identification and preparation of the necessary elimination, adjustment, and reclassification entries;

-Analysis and preparation of the management's discussion and analysis (MD&A), footnotes, and supplemental schedules;

-Analysis and review of the campus and component units financial information submitted in the reporting package for accuracy and consistency; and

-Analysis and review of the campus financial information to ensure timely implementation of accounting standards.

-Perform analyses and reconciliation of campus financial information with systemwide data to ensure accuracy, compliance, and integrity of the financial information for reporting financial results, financial forecasts, and key business metrics;

-Evaluate impact of new GASB/FASB accounting standards as it applies to campuses and participate in planning and developing financial reporting tools/guides for implementing new standards;

-Assist with the maintenance and update of systemwide training materials, analysis and process improvements, assist in training sessions as well as serving as a presenter at GAAP reporting trainings;

-Provide training, guidance and support to campuses and component units;

-Update CSU GAAP Accounting and Reporting manual;

-Update, modify or create new footnotes or supplemental schedules in the financial reporting tool (Wdesk). Act as the main contact person to the Customer Success Manager of Wdesk;

-Special assignments, which include research activities over complex accounting problems/issues, as required.

Systemwide Passdown Journal Entries/Schedules

-Prepare the passdown journal entries/schedules to the campuses which includes the following, but not limited to:

-Pension obligations;

-Other postemployment benefits obligations;

-Long-term debt related to the Systemwide Revenue Bonds program;

-State appropriations revenue;

-Commitment and contingencies;


-Related party transactions;

-Cap and Trade.

Coordination of External Audits and Reporting Compliance

-Prepare systemwide audit schedules to ensure timely submission to the external audit firm;

-Gather and prepare information required by the State Controller's Office;

-Serve as the primary contact with campuses as it relates to the submission of the IPEDS financial survey reports and NCAA AUP reports to the federal agency/regulatory agency;

-Prepare Single Audit Report to be compliant to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Federal Audit Clearinghouse;

-Monitor and review of the completion of corrective action plans for significant deficiencies and material weaknesses of campuses and component units arising from audits.

Special Assignments

-Special assignments include the following, but not limited to:

-Maintain user access rights to Wdesk, SharePoint, and MoveIt;

-Ensure completeness and accuracy of the CSU GAAP Coordinators Access List;

-Take minutes of weekly GAAP calls with campuses and external auditors;


This position requires:

-Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or equivalent combination of education and related work experience;

-Minimum 3 years' related experience in accounting, GAAP financial statement preparation/consolidation, financial reporting and analysis;

-Extensive knowledge of GAAP (GASB and FASB Standards) and familiarity with GAAS. This is necessary for the preparation of financial statements and supporting audit schedules;

-Strong analytical and technical accounting skills. This is necessary for the performance of fluctuation, variance, projection, and trend analyses;

-Experience with consolidation of financial information;

-Ability to effectively research, present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus;

-Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy under tight timelines;

-Knowledge with business process policies and procedures;

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

-Excellent organizational skills;

-Experience with word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Preferred Qualifications

-CPA certification is highly desired; or progress towards CPA certification;

-CSU/higher education and/or public accounting experience;

-Experience with coordinating for financial audits and/or single audits;

-Knowledge of Oracle/PeopleSoft Financials and Data Warehouse, Wdesk, and/or Tableau;

-Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by April 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Title IX

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map