CO & Auxiliary Accountant (512508)

  • California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance

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 CO & Auxiliary Accountant. 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 $4,161 to $8,030 per month.


Accountant II

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a CO & Auxiliary Accountant to lead the complex financial reporting and accounting for the California State University Foundation (CSU Foundation), California State University Institute (CSU Institute), and California State Student Association (CSSA) requiring thorough knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices. The incumbent will perform professional accounting work involving analyzing, validation, and reconciling financial records for the CO auxiliary organizations. The incumbent will lead or perform financial analysis and recommendation in order to maintain the quality, consistency and integrity of financial reports and special projects. This position requires analysis of complex accounting treatments to verify accurate application of established policy, procedures, and general accounting standards are being followed. Incumbent will work independently to identify actual or potential problems and recommend corrective or preventive actions. This position will also need to clearly communicate technical accounting information and activities to other accounting professionals and non-accountant staff.

Applicants called in to interview will be given a skills test.


Under the general direction of the Sr. Manager, Enterprise & CO Financial Reporting, the CO & Auxiliary Accountant will:

Lead or perform the preparation of financial statements and the related schedules for the CSU Foundation, CSU Institute and CSSA, and monthly & quarterly financial reporting package.

Annual GAAP audit.

-Lead or perform the preparation of financial statements and the related schedules for complex CSU Foundation, CSU Institute and CSSA external audit package.

-Coordinate preparing prepared-by-client schedules and supplementary schedules.

-Independently identify necessary GAAP journal entries and lead in its preparation including supporting documentation.

-Prepare and assist in the preparation of the fluctuation analysis for management and audit requirements.

-Act as a liaison to external auditors.

Other Reporting

-Prepare PBC lists and provide information for the annual information tax returns (form 990) for CSU Foundation and CSU Institute and review external auditor's return before final presentation to the board/audit committee.

-Prepare periodic financial statements and financial reports for management and analyze for accuracy and completeness.

-Recommend reporting improvements (accruals, prepaid schedules, etc.) to enhance the readers' experience.

-Perform general accounting function.

-Lead and perform CSU Foundation and CSU Institute monthly closing process.

-Maintain the integrity of the financial information by performing monthly analyses, variance analyses, and reconciliations of assigned funds.

-Provide explanations and take corrective action, as appropriate.

-Prepare various types of journal entries, including accruals, transfers, receipts, and disbursements.

-Prepare and reconcile board summaries, management reports and analyses for month, year-end or on demand.

-Provide active support in analyzing and preparing year end accruals for Legal closing.

Perform Ad Hoc reporting and Other Projects, as needed.

-Special reporting or research projects as needed.

-Assist in implementing and completing various analysis in support of the department of Systemwide Financial Standard& Reporting.

-Serve as backup and support to the department in the event of staff absences.


This position requires:

-Bachelor's degree or equivalent to 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

-Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience, preferably in a higher education environment.

-Thorough knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) under GASB & FASB.

-Experience with accounting, accounting software applications, analysis, and advanced knowledge of Excel.

-Demonstrated ability to understand problems and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop solutions.

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

-Possesses excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills; be an articulate communicator and good listener and demonstrate a style that facilitates the sharing of knowledge.

-Ability to examine financial documents for completeness, accuracy and conformance with established policies and procedures.

-Ability to interpret written policies, procedures and regulations and develop effective workflow processes to meet evolving business needs.

Preferred Qualifications

-Governmental accounting experience.

-Experience with PeopleSoft and Wdesk.

Application Period

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.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:


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.

COVID19 Vaccination Requirement

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The systemwide policy can be found at


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.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map