Accountant I

California State University System Long Beach , CA 90802

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Chancellor's Office

Job ID: 1013820

Job Title:

Accountant I

Appointment Type:


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Date Posted:

March 11, 2019

Closing Date:

Open until filled

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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 Accountant I. 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.


The salary range for this classification is $3,664 to $6,867 per month. The targeted salary for this job opening is $3,664 to $4,416 per month.

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking an Accountant I to perform a variety of work assignments requiring general knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices. The incumbent will perform a full range of professional accounting and cashiering functions.



Under the direction of the Assistant Manager, Accounting, the Accountant I will:


  • Receive cash receipts and accurately code;

  • Post payments, balance monies, and prepare and make deposits along with respective reconciliations and reporting;

  • Prepare cash, check, ACH, wire and credit card journal entry batches and record appropriately to the general ledger;

  • Prepare entry to record deposits either through manual journal, AR/BI invoices or AR/BI direct journal;

  • Research incomplete, missing, or unusual transactions to determine the proper accounting treatment and/or ensure timely and accurate processing;

  • Ensure compliance with campus and system wide Cash Handling procedures;

  • Participate and test the PeopleSoft ARBI Module to include upgrades, conversions and staff questions;


  • Maintain the integrity of the financial information;

  • Review, research, and provide correcting entries of financial system errors;

  • Prepare journal entries;

  • Analyze and prepare year-end accruals for Legal closing;

  • Assist the annual GAAP audit for Chancellor's Office;

  • Coordinate the online event registration activities of the Chancellor's Office;

  • Prepare fund reconciliations;

  • Provide accounting support to Financial Services Accounting, as required;



This position requires:

  • Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience that has provided the above knowledge and abilities.

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting or related subject required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • General knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

  • Familiar with cashiering functions;

  • Advanced proficiency with current word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems;

  • Working knowledge of automated financial systems including experience with general ledger and accounts receivable systems processes;

  • Ability to analyze financial and statistical data for the performance of fluctuation and trend analyses;

  • Ability to resolve problems associated with incorrect entries, deviations from established procedures, and other inconsistencies with generally accepted accounting principles;

  • Ability to comply with office attendance policies and procedures and willing to work overtime, as needed.


  • Remote Desktop deposit experience preferred;

  • Event planning software experience preferred;

  • Experience with and working knowledge of PeopleSoft: Accounts Receivable/Billing and General Ledger modules is desirable.

Application Period

Resumes will be accepted until March 25, 2019 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.


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.


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.

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