Senior Advisory Services Consultant (504936)

  • California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Sep 17, 2021
Full Time Customer Service

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 Senior Advisory Services Consultant. 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.


Administrator II

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking Senior Advisory Services Consultant to conduct advisory reviews at the system office and each of 23 campuses.


Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Advisory Services and Special Programs, the Senior Advisory Services Consultant will conduct and assist with campus, chancellor's office and systemwide advisory services reviews to: identify solutions for business issues, identify opportunities for increasing operational efficiencies; strengthen business processes and controls, and assist with special requests.

Advisory and Consulting Services

-Conducts advisory reviews to assess management concerns related to internal controls, governance, risk management or other areas of management interest. Examples of such reviews can include but are not limited to, past audit topics, business process assessments, transition reviews, policy advisement and special studies requested by the campus.

-Performs special reviews and consulting services at the request of the Vice Chancellor, Chief Audit Officer.

-Identifies areas of risk and advises management about risk control considerations.

-Identifies opportunities for increasing operational efficiencies and strengthening business processes and controls.

-Documents client processes and procedures and identifies the key control points of the system.

-Conducts interviews and tests; and obtains, analyzes, and appraises evidentiary data as a basis for an informed, ob-jective opinion on the adequacy of controls and the effi-ciency and effectiveness of the activities being reviewed.

-Conducts and documents the advisory review and prepares reports in accordance with department standards.

-Makes oral or written presentations to management during and at the conclusion of the advisory review, discussing observations and recommending corrective ac-tion to mitigate risks, improve operations and/or reduce costs.

-Prepares adequate documentation supporting all advisory work performed to support the preparation of a written report to management.

-Prepares formal written advisory reports, expressing opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of the controls, processes and business operations/activities reviewed.

Planning and Development

-Surveys functions and activities of assigned advisory reviews to determine the nature of operations and processes and the adequacy of the system of control to achieve established objectives.

-Assists in planning the objectives and scope of the assigned advisory reviews and determines the procedures to be used.

-Develops comprehensive, practical, advisory review programs, including background research; identification and assessment of risks; definition of purpose, scope, and methodology; and corresponding resource materials.

-Keeps abreast of all trends in higher education and new techniques related to consulting and advisory services.


This position requires:

-Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university

-Five years of progressive experience in the areas of business administration, fiscal and financial management, budget administration, and/or business operations;

-Experience in higher education, internal/external auditing

-Advanced degree is a plus.

-Knowledge and experience in higher education and college and university business processes and operations.

-Skill in analyzing policy issues, CSU policy and operating procedures, other directives, and related state/federal laws to form solid recommendations.

-Understanding of control rationalization, optimization, effectiveness and efficiency, and development of risk remediation strategies.

-Sound reasoning, analytical, investigative, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to evaluate specific business processes, integrate a broad range of information sources, analyze the sources and apply the knowledge to the areas being evaluated.

-Demonstrated integrity, values, principles, and work ethic.

-Strong skills in project management and the ability to perform and lead a wide variety of complex advisory engagements.

-Ability to use a computer with word processing, spreadsheets, and other business software to prepare workpapers, reports, memos, summaries, and analyses. Experience in using TeamMate or other automated workpapers a plus.

-Effective verbal and written communication skills, including active listening and verbal presentation skills; and the ability to translate observations, findings, and recommendations into a concise, logical, and grammatically correct written report.

-Ability to establish harmonious and effective working relationships, exercise diplomacy, and handle sensitive and confidential information.

-Ability to work independently with limited direction and guidance and travel extensively throughout the State of California.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by September 30, 2021. 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 immunized 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

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.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map