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Senior Director of Accounting Services (Administrator II)

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
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Aug 20, 2021

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Senior Director of Accounting Services (Administrator II)

Job No: 504084
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Senior Director of Accounting Services

Administrator II

Special Note to Applicants:

CSU, Sacramento has retained the services of a search firm to assist with this search. To apply for this role, please apply directly to Another Source with the link below:

Applications will not be accepted through the campus careers page.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Financial Services, the Senior Director of Accounting Services is responsible for managing the University's and the University Foundation at Sacramento State's (UFSS) financial records through the direction of the Accounting Services department. The incumbent is primarily responsible for the accuracy of all University and UFSS financial records, the timeliness of financial transactions, response to financial audits, and preparation of financial reports and the appropriate operation of the Accounting Services department. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination of all Financial Advisory Services including meeting with University administration, coordinating training and support and reporting outcomes to the Associate Vice President and CFO. The incumbent manages the Tax & Compliance Specialist to accomplish the tax reporting and policy administration requirements of the University and UFSS.

FLSA: Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $13,750 per month

Hiring Range: $9,500 - $10,333 per month

Recruitment Type:Regular (At-Will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: 8 am to 5 pm (additional hours may be required)

Application process:

CSU, Sacramento has retained the services of a search firm to assist with this search. To apply for this role, please apply directly to Another Source with the link below:

Applications will not be accepted through the campus careers page.

Recruitment is open until filled. Priority application date is Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Department Information

Accounting Services is responsible for Sacramento State's financial record keeping, ensuring that the University operates in compliance with standard accounting and regulatory practices

Required Qualifications


1. Equivalent to a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field OR a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities

2. A minimum of five years of progressive work experience in the fields of Accounting or Financial Services

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
3. Must have ability to interpret and apply GASB & GAAP standards, pronouncements, principles and policies.
4. Must be able to work independently, be self motivated, highly productive and a problem solver.
5. Requires the ability to change priorities when needed and meet overlapping deadlines.
6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
7. Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws; and, organizational policies and procedures associated with accounting processes.
8. Experience working with external auditors and resolving any audit findings identified.
9. Experience with enterprise financial databases and the ability to query financial data.
10. Excellent Microsoft Excel skills; including the ability leverage Excel to provide work efficiencies.
11. Ability to analyze data, and develop and maintain complex statistical and management reports in support of accounting functions.
12. Ability to provide functional leadership related to system implementations, interfaces and upgrades to a computerized financial system.
13. Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with the University community and people from diverse backgrounds.
14. Experience managing professional financial staff.
15. Experience with additional Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook Calendar and Email. Also, experience with printers, copiers and calculators.

- A background check must be satisfactorily completed post-conditional offer.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Bachelor degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or a closely related field.
2. Advanced certification/degree such as, CPA, CMA or MBA.
3. Must have ability to interpret and apply State Controller's Office (SCO) and California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office, and/or University standards, pronouncements, principles and policies.
4. A minimum of five years of progressive work experience in the fields of Accounting or Financial Services in the California State University system.
5. Knowledge of CSU business processes within the following areas: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Procurement, Billing and Receivable, Asset Management, Cashiering, Student Financials, Tax, Financial Compliance and Data Warehouse.
6. Experience managing in a unionized environment.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter, Resume, Diversity Statement

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to" href="">student success," href="">diversity, equity and inclusion," href="">community engagement," href="">philanthropy, and" href="">campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

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

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is 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 Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Conflict of Interest:

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: August 18, 2021 (6:55 PM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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