Reporting and Tax Lead (Accountant III)/ General Accounting

California State University, San Bernardino
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 12, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Reporting and Tax Lead (Accountant III)/ General Accounting
California State University, San Bernardino


Employment Status: Full-time, probationary, "exempt" position.

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 December 21, 2020.
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
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Typical Activities

Department SummaryFinancial Services fulfills CSU San Bernardino's fiscal responsibilities by maintaining financial integrity through sound accounting practices and providing quality services to our campus community. One of the units under Financial Services is Reporting and Tax which is responsible for the preparation of the University's financial and tax reporting to the Chancellor's Office (CO), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other outside entities, completing audit requirements, compliance to Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) and Nonresident Alien (NRA) tax regulations and maintenance of the chart of accounts.
Position SummaryThe Reporting and Tax Lead shall possess a thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This position will take a lead role in the preparation of the University's financial and tax reporting, and assist with month-end and fiscal year-end closing processes. In addition, this position will examine financial documents/reports for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with GAAP, SAM, and established University policies and procedures.This position will analyze transactions from various systems and processes with the emphasis on improved efficiency. Other abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position are:
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Willingness and the ability to work within a team.
  • Interact with all levels of the organization and communicate with a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration or a related field or a closely related field OR a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
  • At least five years progressively responsible experience in accounting or similar role.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); office methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of statistical and mathematical presentation of data.
  • Knowledge of 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.
  • General knowledge of governmental accounting and internal control methods and related laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of federal student financial aid annual reporting requirements, and quarterly grant reporting requirements.
  • Ability to prepare complex financial statements and reports; understand and interpret laws and rules; communicate effectively with others inside and outside the unit, including conveying complex and technical professional accounting information to non-Accountants.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Additional Competencies:
  • CSU accounting and reporting experience.
  • Knowledge of Sponsored Programs processes.

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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