Manager, GAAP & Tax (MPP II) (63019)

  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management

Job Description

Be part of the Finance and Administrative Services Team at Cal Poly Pomona! We are looking for a candidate with a strong accounting background and Microsoft Office skills that will be committed to leading the unit in Financial Reporting (GAAP) and Tax related activities of the University. This position will ensure that assigned accounting program activities are carried out in accordance with established policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting standards.

The GAAP and Tax Manager will:
Serve as a point manager for external auditors, campus auxiliaries, and the Chancellor's office on external audit engagements to plan, manage, and direct the external audit of the University financial statements.
Prepare and maintain GAAP financial statements in the correct GASB reporting model format for the CSU, review for consistency, accuracy, and comparability.
Complete audit package prior to the beginning of field work; including the preparation of working papers to convert Legal basis data into GAAP accrual basis.
Analyze and prepare journal entries to record financial data; including faculty accruals, compensated absences, prepaid expenses, library collections, capitalized leases, inventories, reclassification of fund balance clearing accounts, CWIP, capitalization of CWIP, self-insurance claims liability, campus originated long-term debt obligations, and various expenditure accruals.
Plan and ensure that the PeopleSoft accounting system is in compliance with legally mandated accounting and FIRMS requirements, GAAP and GASB standards.
Oversee the University's capital asset infrastructure reporting and depreciation requirements in accordance with the CSU Capital Asset Guide in collaboration with Procurement and Support Services.
Oversee the University's tax compliance with respect to nonresident aliens (NRA); which primarily include foreign national students and scholars.
Oversee the University's compliance with all other tax requirements; including, but not limited to, Form 1098-T review in collaboration with Student Accounting and Cashiering, preparation of Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) data to the Chancellor's Office for system-wide reporting, preparation of Form 1042-S for payments made to foreign nationals, possessory interest reporting and taxability of moving and relocation.
Communicate and advise appropriate members of the campus community regarding tax law and aid in the preparation and presentation of training sessions on a regular basis, and review and make appropriate changes to the University Tax Manual.
Aid in the continual monitoring of the PeopleSoft finance system to ensure conformity with Legal, FIRMS, GAAP and GASB requirements.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director and Controller of University Accounting Services and/or by the Associate Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services to meet the operational needs of University Accounting Services and the University

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or closely related field.
A minimum of four (4) years of professional accounting or audit experience required; including at least one year of experience in a supervisory role.
Extensive knowledge of public accounting industry standards, Legal, FIRMS, GAAP and GASB standards and basis of accounting.
PeopleSoft report writing and demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office programs.
Strong analytical and interpretive skills for GAAP financial statement preparation and reporting; including the ability to recognize and anticipate audit issues before they are articulated by external audit firm or others involved in the audit process.
Must possess strong problem solving, analytical, organizational and communication skills; with experience in financial analysis and reporting in a higher education environment.

Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement plan

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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