Accountant II (513158)

  • 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 Accountant II. 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 an Accountant II to perform a variety of work assignments requiring thorough knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices as well as a full range of professional accounting and cash management activities. 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 preventative actions. This position will also need to clearly communicate technical accounting information and activities to other accounting professionals as well as non-accountant staff.


Under the general direction of the Assistant Manager, General Accounting, the Accountant II will perform tasks and duties as follows:

Day-to-day activities of the Consolidated Investment Pool (CIP) and Interagency Financial Transactions (IFT) functions including analysis and recommendations of complex accounting treatments.

-Including, but not limited to, researching appropriate accounting treatments, identifying errors, and researching resolutions and corrective actions.

-Incumbent is responsible for making recommendations to improve efficiency and functions of the IFT SharePoint site.

Additional Duties:

-Provide customer support to campus and Chancellor's Office departments in relation to the Consolidated Investment Pool function.

-Keep abreast of all updates and changes to legal manual accounting instructions and implement changes within the IFT process.

-Verify and maintain the Delegation of Authority information.

-Assist in the research, documentation, and implementation of the new and existing technology related to the IFT function and/or Bank of CSU site.

-Work with the CO SharePoint Administrators to make recommendations and improve the existing IFT process, fix errors and update the system as needed.

-Provide assistance during the Annual GAAP and CO Audit.

-Provide backup support to other accountants within General Accounting.

Ad hoc reporting, fund reconciliations, and other projects within the general accounting department.


This position requires:

-Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience that has the above knowledge and abilities.

-A bachelor's degree in accounting or related subject required, or equivalent combination of education and experience specifically recording and analyzing financial transactions requiring the recommendation of appropriate accounting treatments in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

-Thorough knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

-Working knowledge and understanding of the SharePoint application and its development tools.

-Ability to work independently with appropriate judgement and actions consistent with a mid-level accountant.

-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.

-Ability to identify actual or potential problems, collect data, perform preliminary analyses, recommend corrective or preventative action.

-Ability to identify and recommend changes in the accounting system or procedures with experience in process reengineering.

-Working knowledge of automated financial systems including experience with general ledger and accounts receivable systems processes.

-Ability to analyze financial and statistical data for the performance of fluctuation and trend analyses.

-Ability to analyze, interpret, and resolve complex accounting problems associated with incorrect entries, deviations from established procedures, and other inconsistencies with generally accepted accounting principles.

-Very strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to accurately relay financial information to various levels of customers, outside entities or agencies.

-Ability to comply with office attendance policies and procedures and willing to work overtime, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

-CSU accounting experience.

-Thorough knowledge of multi entity or inter-company financial transactions is preferred.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by May 3, 2022. 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