CO and Enterprise Accountant (514092)

  • 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 and Enterprise 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 and Enterprise Accountant to perform a full range of professional accounting for the California State University Risk Management Authority (CSURMA), lead the complex financial reporting and accounting for the Stockton Center Site Authority and perform a variety of work assignments for CO reporting unit requiring thorough knowledge and understand of generally accepted accounting principles and practices. 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. This position would be required to safeguard sensitive/confidential data involving the CSU's risk management programs according to CSU policies and procedures.


Under the general direction of the Senior Manager, Enterprise, and Chancellor's Office (CO) Financial Reporting, the CO and Enterprise Accountant will:

Perform general accounting function including journal entries, financial analysis, and management reporting for CSURMA and Stockton Center Site Authority.

-Perform certain accounts receivable and payable functions for the CSURMA accounting department including the coordination of check/EFT/cash posting order (CPO)/invoice processing for more than 115 members (including CSU campuses and auxiliary organizations) to ensure proper GL coding, accurate and timely processing.

-Coordinate with third party administrators to obtain monthly bank reconciliation and resolve issues.

-Prepare complex accounting schedules including member loans, prepaid expenses, and various insurance programs billings including Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP).

-Maintain accounts receivable collection process and coordinate with CSURMA program administrator for dispute issues.

-Prepare daily, monthly, and annual GAAP journal entries including supporting documentation.

-Identify actual or potential problems and recommend corrective or preventive action.

-Provide customer service to the CSURMA members and various CO departments.

-Assist CO AP team to issue correct 1099 forms to CSURMA vendors.

Perform financial audit functions for the Stockton Center Site Authority, CSURMA and CO Reporting unit.

Stockton Center Site Authority.

-Lead or perform the preparation of financial statements and the related schedules

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

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

-Act as a liaison to external auditors.

CSURMA and CO Reporting unit.

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

-Assist team in the preparation of financial reporting package for external auditors.

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

Other Reporting Activities.

-Assure mandated reports are completed and submitted to appropriate agency or personnel according to established timelines (i.e., Stockton Center Site Authority Special District Reporting).

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

-Recommend financial accounting and reporting improvements (accruals, prepaid schedules, etc.) to provide accurate financial information to stakeholders.

Special projects or other duties as assigned.

-Ad hoc reports as needed for Accounting, CPDC, and Risk Management departments.

-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:

-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)

-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, DataWarehouse, and Wdesk.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by May 23, 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