Director, Management & Accounting Practices Office (1014381)

  • Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management

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 Director, Management & Accounting Practices Office. 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.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Information
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Director, Management & Accounting Practices Office to develop, educate and train the campus financial accounting communities on accounting practices and reporting requirements to ensure consistency across the CSU and meet the Federal, State, external and internal reporting requirements.
Design and assist with accounting business practices, processes and process review and implementation in the following areas:
-CSU systemwide policies.
-CFS implementation and modification governance.
-Data warehouse.
-Campus financial data integrity.
Manage and support:
-PeopleSoft financial system at the Chancellor's Office.
-Month, quarter, and annual closing processes and submissions and electronic filing between campuses, Chancellor's Office and SCO.
-Chancellor's Office user access to financial systems and data.
-Ensuring process for campus access to Common Financial System (CFS).
-Assisting implementation activities for new systems integrating with CFS.
-Interface with IT CMS.
-Chancellor's Office training activity.
-Systemwide year-end training coordination.
-Primary delegate for leadership of the Financial Services Accounting Committee (FSAC).

Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice President/Controller, Financial Services, the Director, Management and Accounting Practices Office will:
-Coordinate and supervise the overall management and accounting practices function on a systemwide basis under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor/Controller, Financial Services in conjunction with CABO, FOA and FSAC.
-Coordinate the preparation and presentation of Legal and GAAP manuals and training sessions for new and current staff within the campus community.
-Develop and deliver content for on-demand, remote broadcast or instructor led training for campus community.
-Set goals and forecast tasks to create a timeline for various types (on-demand, remote broadcast or instructor led) of training annually.
-Add content and maintain an internet portal for campus community access to on-demand training content, training materials and other related links.
-Advise campus community on a variety of topics related to Legal and GAAP reporting requirements and common practices.
-Research issues and prepare proposed solutions for various constituencies for comment and build consensus on common practices.
-Represent CSU systemwide as a member of the systemwide data warehouse team.
-Plan, coordinate and manage upgrades and modifications to the CO Common Financial Systems (CFS).
-Act as a systemwide advisor to CMS and campuses for the CFS upgrades and modifications.
-Lead and facilitate the Financial Standards Advisory Committee (FSAC) meetings.
-Lead FSAC subcommittees to address Legal and GAAP reporting issues and implement common practices.
-Oversee the development and on-going maintenance of the financial services policies in the PolicyStat tool.
-Supervise staff.
-Manage FIS support of PeopleSoft financial system for CO end users and operation users.
-Manage FIS support of CO data warehouse reporting needs.
-Manage FIS support of month-end close process, quarterly FIRMS submission, and year-end close process, FIRMS submission and electronic filing to the SCO.
-Responsible for the Systemwide CFS data integrity.
-Coordinate annual user access review.

This position requires:
-Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related degree; and
Minimum of seven years related experience in supervision, management of financial systems (PeopleSoft).
-Knowledge of financial statement preparation and consolidation.
-Policy development experience.
-Financial analysis experience in a higher education environment.

Preferred Skills:
-Project management or business analyst experience.
-Prior experience leading change initiatives in a federated model.
-Development of training materials for a wide audience.
-Demonstrated analytical, organizational and communication skills.
-Ability to motivate and lead systemwide stakeholders to adopt new systems, practices and procedures.
-Ability to manage and lead staff.
-Prior experience partnering with IT counterparts to manage system modifications through the software development lifecycle.

Application Period
Resumes will be accepted until October 15, 2020 or until job posting is removed.

How To Apply
To apply for this position, click on the link at the top of the screen.

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.

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.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

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.

Title IX
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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map