Accounting Technician II (524202)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Feb 03, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance

Job Description


Position Summary

The Division of Business and Financial Affairs is responsible for managing the financial and infrastructure resources of San Diego State University and for providing support services to the campus community. Division services include planning for and maintenance of the physical plant, management of the University budget and cash flows, assurance of health and safety, provision of mail, telephone, central computing services and support of human resources.

Student Account Services is responsible for university cashiering operations and review of student fees collected, student billing and accounts receivable functions, check printing and the student direct deposit process, campus fee reporting and reconciliation, financial aid record reconciliation and cash management, and administration of the Short-Term Loan program. Collections and a portion of the fiscal recordkeeping for the following also fall under the responsibility of Student Account Services: Federal Perkins Loan Program, University Long Term Loan Program, dishonored checks, installment contract, and other outstanding debts owed to the University.

The Accounting Technician II is part of a team of similarly classed employees. There are two core functions to these positions.

The first is to assist students, parents, other customers, and other university staff with student account inquiries and resolve problems with student accounts and related issues. This interaction may occur via telephone, in person, or by email and may involve questions related to payments, refunds, financial aid, billing or any other issue related to a student account. This involves supervision/hiring/training of student assistants and working with other departments when issues or questions arise. Staff in this position may be expected to create and/or provide informational materials or sessions for students, parents, staff, or others. This position must be able to understand university, state and federal rules and regulations and be able to communicate them to Students, Parents, and other staff members.

The second core function is to perform back-office duties such as processing refunds, printing checks, performing reconciliations, running reports, printing bills and statements and other similar tasks within Student Account Services.

For more information regarding Student Account Services, click here .

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to three years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience which has provided the knowledge and abilities listed below; Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Customer service experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or other applicable field of study.
  • Experience in a university student account or cashiering environment.
  • Experience using enterprise computer system.
  • Ability to communicate English in a clear, concise manner, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate with students, parents, faculty, staff, and vendors.
  • Ability to provide accurate information and explain University policies and procedures to Students, Staff and Parents.
  • Ability to work closely and cooperatively with various campus departments.
  • Ability to work independently and carry out the day-to-day work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to work with proficiency and expertise in working conditions that are subject to constant interruptions.
  • Ability to review data for accuracy and completeness and make any necessary corrections.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,800 per month.

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here .

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,512 - $5,830 per month.

SDSU Vaccine Policy

The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on February 16, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by February 15, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

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.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here .

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Michelle Puentes at .
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map