• Cal State University (CSU) Humboldt
  • Arcata, California
  • Jan 25, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance

Job Description


Accounting Technician II

Student Financial Services
Job #521466
First Review Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Open Until Filled

At Cal Poly Humboldt, bold hearts and open minds shape the future.

Founded in 1913, Cal Poly Humboldt began as a small college for teachers. Today Humboldt has grown into a comprehensive university with rigorous science and liberal arts programs. Designated a polytechnic in 2022, Cal Poly Humboldt provides hands-on, impactful educational opportunities that lead to meaningful, measurable outcomes for the individual, for the state, and the world.

Cal Poly Humboldt is proud to have nearly 6,000 students of all backgrounds spread across 61 majors, 13 graduate programs, and 4 credential programs - all of whom contribute passion and creativity within their fields and set the stage for a future grounded in equity and sustainability. Hands-on learning, inspired teaching, ground-breaking research, and thought-provoking creative activity happen daily at Humboldt.

Finding a better future is a task for the bold and open, the down-to-earth and visionary. Cal Poly Humboldt strives to cultivate these qualities in leaders, innovators, and scholars in every field.

(Job #521466) Accounting Technician II, Student Financial Services, Hiring Range: $3,512-$5,830/monthly. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, benefited, non-exempt, 12-month pay plan, permanent position with a one-year probationary period in the Student Financial Services. This position comes with a premium benefits package that includes outstanding vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, a fee waiver education program, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and 14 paid holidays per year. Additional benefits information can be found at .

Position Summary: Under general direction of the Associate Director of Student Financial Services, the Accounting Technician II provides oversight to the day-to-day duties performed in the Cashier's Office to insure timely and accurate posting of all incoming funds. The Accounting Technician II exercises independence and initiative in problem solving issues that arise related to campus procedures or protocol, software or hardware malfunctions, work assignments, inventory controls. The office serves students, staff, faculty, campus departments and the public at an open cashiering station, by e-mail and by telephone. The Accounting Technician II must have good communication skills to provide friendly and accurate information to the campus community related to general information or student account inquiries. The Accounting Technician II receives and receipts payments into an automated system, interpreting and maintaining strict cash handling procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

50% - Perform various cashiering and data entry functions for all incoming payments to the University. Responsible for receipting payments for all campus organizations, including three auxiliaries, self-support organizations and academic departments. Cash collection and receipting includes payments for student fees, housing & dining fees, accounts receivable payments, summer camps, athletics events, fundraising events, donations, parking fees, music events, rental of equipment or facilities, student club revenue and departmental revenue.

30% - Customer service - assist and provide guidance to students, staff & parents via telephone, email or in person regarding inquiries of student account activity, tuition & all campus fees, housing charges, parking permits, financial aid disbursements or refund, financial holds, past due balances, payroll checks, Procurement or Travel Cards and separating employees documentation.
10% - Provide event support

10% - Perform various reconciliation processes to ensure accuracy of cash handling processes of the university for departments and auxiliaries

10% - Perform other duties as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this Position Include:

Ability to:
  • Apply accounting procedures and practices to the analysis of basic accounting problems, analyze and interpret accounting data and apply problem solving techniques in finding solutions.
  • Understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, CSU policies, and Cal Poly Humboldt procedures to all transactions
  • Use current computer word processing, spreadsheet software, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems
  • Work independently and make sound decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities.
  • Process payments with speed and accuracy
  • Review data for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to industry standards, compute and record figures accurately
  • Work in a fast-paced environment
  • Handle difficult situations in a positive and constructive manner
  • Work collaboratively with individuals on campus from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral

Minimum Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge of financial record-keeping, mathematical and general office methods, procedures, and practices.

Experience: Equivalent to three 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.

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials by clicking the Apply Now button:
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references

Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials for first review is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023.

Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to or Cal Poly Humboldt’s Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.

Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi’ni (over in the woods). Cal Poly Humboldt was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.

Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus work assignment, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.

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 and questions may be sent to .

Cal Poly Humboldt hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. This position may be considered a “Campus Security Authority”, pursuant to the Clery Act, and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1107 a condition of employment.


Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) is required for employment. Cal Poly Humboldt will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or if it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Failure to satisfactorily complete or adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position.

Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at .

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.

Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

Class Code: 1741
Publication Date: January 24, 2023
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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