Associate Controller (Administrator II)/Accounting Services

California State University, San Bernardino
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Controller (Administrator II)/Accounting Services
California State University, San Bernardino


Employment Status: Full-time, At-Will, "Exempt" position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some evenings and weekend hours may be required.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 7, 2021.
About CSUSBCalifornia State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
At CSUSB, you can:
  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you want
Required Application Materials
  • All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume (or curricula vitae), and diversity statement. The diversity statement may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational/professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for the role you are applying for at California State University, San Bernardino. A maximum of 250 words.

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Typical Activities

Department SummaryThe Accounting Services department's main function is reviewing, analyzing and recording the financial data for the University. We are responsible for monthly and year-end closing of accounting records and preparing this information for reporting to the CSU Chancellor's Office and various state agencies. In addition, we are proud to service the University departments by providing guidance and training as needed.
Position SummaryThe Associate Controller is a hands-on leader responsible for the financial reporting and compliance of the university, along with developing and performing the operational accounting activities of the university. This position oversees accounting assignments of diverse scope, including journal entry preparation, debt financing, reconciliations and analyses, accounts receivable, banking and treasury operations, chart of accounts, tax, fixed assets, and custom auxiliary reports for all campus units including auxiliaries.
With high attention to detail and the ability to execute multiple initiatives against time constraints, the Associate Controller oversees the preparation of university financial statements and reports in accordance with GAAP, serves as liaison with external auditors, and ensures the timeliness in the completion of the fiscal month and year-end close.
The Associate Controller develops and prepares a variety of communications and presentations for various campus stakeholders with an emphasis on auxiliary units and their boards.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong technical knowledge in Fund Accounting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), & Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP System).
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Excellent management, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business.
  • Seven (7) years or more of accounting experience.
  • Five (5) years or more of supervisory experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Business, Accounting, and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is preferred.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft is preferred.
  • Higher Education experience is preferred.

Supplemental Information

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.
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.
California State University, San Bernardino is an 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, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

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