Accounting Technician III (518352)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance

Job Description


Salary and Benefits

The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $3,532.00/month to $4,586.00/month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit

About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

The Accounting Technician III operates directly under the supervision of the Dir, Student Financial Services & Systems. Responsible for a wide variety of duties requiring close attention to detail and customer service, responsible for recording and reporting the financial transactions in concert with the broader mission of the university. Operates independently on a wide variety of duties requiring judgment, initiative, independence and the ability to handle confidential information with discretion.


Major responsibility: Review and process student third party invoices - Open U, ALP
  • Receive, review and process all authorizations for billing student sponsors for quarterly registration and parking fees
  • Set up third party billing on student accounts
  • Review students' accounts for accuracy when tuition calculation is run and prior to statement mailing
  • Process all invoices to sponsor's for student fees
  • Review discrepancies and make adjustments to students' accounts as needed

Major Responsibility: AR/BI non-student third party payment
  • All non-student related invoice payments is delivered to Accounts Receivable to enter to Cashnet system
  • Run the query "EB_AR_CASHNET_PAYMENTS" daily to post invoice payment
  • Post invoice payments to AR/BI accounts receivable module

Major Responsibility: Manage Wells Fargo data maintenance daily
  • Download wells Fargo daily statement each morning from State, Foundation, and Ed Foundation accounts
  • Reconcile between daily bank credit and Cashnet deposits by using the daily Wells Fargo statement
  • Determine the appropriate item codes on incoming debits and credits
  • If the payment is for a student, locate the student NETID from PeopleSoft system
  • Submit daily ACH_DEP, wire transfer, international fund transfer, and credit card revenue Excel worksheet to Cashiers Office to post all incoming debits and credits
  • Process and update return checks or ACH deposits
  • Prepare partial bank reconciliation daily
  • Process student direct deposit rejects

Major Responsibility: Tax Offset - Franchise Tax Board Program
  • The California State Franchise Tax board (FTB) intercepts the tax refund monies on behalf of CSUEB from our debtors
  • The intercept list and individual notification letters are sent out approximately six to eight weeks before the actual cash/check is received from FTB at CSUEB
  • The receipt of these funds was formerly completed on a cash basis of accounting. It has been determined that the accounting for these funds should be on an accrual basis.
  • Once Student Financial Services receives the letters from FTB, the Technician determines what category to post
  • There are FOUR categories: PeopleSoft Campus Solution Student Accounts, Library, Perkins, and AR/BI Non-Student Debt

Major Responsibility: Provide customer service for students and campus community
  • Answer questions and provide service to all customers appearing at cashiers counter.
  • Answer questions and provide service via the telephone
  • Direct customer to appropriate department or individual if service is needed elsewhere.
  • Provide correspondence for fee verification for students

Major Responsibility: Other duties as assigned
  • Assist the Director of Student Financial Services & Systems with similar duties as needed
  • Act as a Cashiers staff as needed

Minimum Qualifications


Comprehensive knowledge of financial record-keeping, mathematical and general office methods, procedures, and practices; and basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).


In addition to the Accounting Technician II abilities, must be able to interpret and apply a wide variety of written rules and regulations; maintain accounting records for funds, programs, or activities involving multiple transactions; compile, verify, and reconcile financial data; use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems, such as student accounting, cashiering and student financial aid; investigate and resolve errors and discrepancies; and read and interpret computer-generated reports.


Equivalent to four years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience which has provided the above knowledge and abilities.


Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional 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. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit our website at

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at:


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat. com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Hayward, California 94542 United States View Map