Accounting Technician III (521630)

  • Stanislaus State
  • Turlock, California
  • Feb 02, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

    • Position Summary
    • ~Revised to extend posting.~

      Full-time position available on or after February 20, 2023 for Financial Services.

      Under the general supervision of the Student Financials Manager, this position will process the campus non-student accounts receivable billings for the state and auxiliaries’ funds, create past due letters, correspond with departments, make phone calls, create monthly aging reports and provide billing and financial information to campus staff, auditors, outside agencies and the public. In addition, this position provides customer service support to student financials by assisting students with inquiries regarding their campus account, check cycle/ EFT processing and assist with year-end closing and GAAP schedule preparation. The incumbent performs a wide variety of duties requiring considerable judgment, initiative, and independence while providing a high degree of customer service.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly non-student related billing requests, print invoices, make copies, and correspond with departments. Review invoice posting to general ledger, analyze and interpret results for corrective action. Responsible for recommending and providing documentation for general ledger corrections. Use independent knowledge/judgement to resolve disputes/issues.
      • Prepare monthly aging reports, create past due letters, follow up on past due accounts, make phone calls, and submit accounts to collections. Create, run and analyze ad hoc reports.
      • Provide customer service support for Student Financials by assisting students with questions regarding their campus account. Evaluate and resolve inconsistencies and inaccuracies and explain processes. Work with Enrollment Services, Cashiering and Financial Aid departments to research questions.
      • Process check and EFT cycles, print and distribute checks, maintain check printing log and check roster.
      • Perform other duties as assigned. Provide lead work direction to student assistants.
      • Reconcile monthly AR Billing receivables. Participate in GAAP, month and year end close and prepare GAAP PBC Schedules.
      • Bi-annually and per Chancellor’s Office directives review, compose and revise procedures.
      • Participate in the testing of financial software for upgrades and implementation as related to the position including such activities as testing transaction/data entry and data output.
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education : Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
      Experience : Equivalent to four years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience which has provided the below knowledge and abilities.
    • Preferred Qualifications
      • Demonstrated experience with higher education and its related auxiliary organizations, the State of California and CSU rules and Regulations.
      • Demonstrated skill in using database programs and automated accounting systems and its sub- systems including PeopleSoft Student Financials Module.
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
      • Comprehensive knowledge of financial record-keeping, mathematical and general office methods, procedures, and practices.
      • Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
      • Ability to review financial documents for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to standards.
      • Ability to compute and post numbers rapidly and accurately.
      • Ability to maintain files and records; identify, trace, and correct errors.
      • Ability to follow directions; interpret and apply a wide variety of written rules and regulations.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
      • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, alertness, and good judgment in responding to others.
      • Ability to use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems, such as student accounting, cashiering and student financial aid.
      • Ability to read and write English at a level appropriate to the position.
      • Ability to apply accounting procedures and practices to the analysis of basic accounting problems.
      • Ability to analyze and interpret accounting data.
      • Ability to apply problem solving techniques in finding solutions to basic accounting problems.
      • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
      • Ability to work independently.
      • Ability to make sound decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities.
      • Ability to maintain accounting records for funds, programs, or activities involving multiple transactions.
      • Ability to compile, verify, and reconcile financial data.
      • Ability to investigate and resolve errors and discrepancies.
      • Ability to read and interpret computer-generated reports.
      • A background check (which may include: fingerprinting, checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records, motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin employment with the CSU.
    • Special Conditions
    • 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:
    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $3,779 - $4,156 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full Accountant III range: $3,779 - $6,632 per month)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to Bargaining Unit: 7 Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.
    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Screening of applications is immediate and continuous.

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area
      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at . The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      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. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. 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, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form .

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Turlock, California 95382 United States View Map