Salary and Benefits
The starting salary placement depends on
qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range
of $145,000 per year to $160,000 per year.
This position is a Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position in the
CSU, and serves at the pleasure of the President.
The CSU enjoys a generous benefits program with employer paid life
insurance ($100,000), as well as health, dental, and vision
insurance with the monthly premium largely paid by the CSU.
Additionally, we offer a broad range of other benefits which
includes dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, tuition
fee waiver, 401k, 457 and 403(b) plans. The CSU belongs to the
CalPERS retirement plan in which medical and dental insurance
continues in qualified retirement. The CSU has 14 paid holidays,
one personal holiday and the position earns 24 days of vacation and
12 days of sick leave per year. For more information on the
benefits program, please visit our benefits
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About Cal State East Bay
Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the
Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay
shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an
ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the
many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in
Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a
significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is
one of 23 universities of the California State University system
(CSU). Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and
globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic
innovation, student success, engaged and service learning,
diversity, and sustainability.
About the Position
The University Controller reports to the Associate Vice President,
Financial Services. The incumbent is responsible for providing
leadership for institutional accounting, financial reporting,
business processes and systems for the University, three affiliated
auxiliary organizations and campus enterprise units. The Controller
provides leadership of University-wide accounting operations
(including revenue, expenses, endowments, treasury/cash flows,
assets and liabilities) as well as financial reporting and ensures
compliance with applicable Federal and State regulations,
California State University, and campus policies and procedures.
The University Controller formulates and implements policies and
controls to ensure stewardship of assets and works collaboratively
with senior leadership and campus customers to provide core
business services vital to accomplishing the University’s mission
and goals. The incumbent provides management and oversight of the
following functions: General Accounting and Accounts Payable.
Steward University’s financial resources by managing accounting and
fiscal services' functions which include accounting, accounts
payable, accounts receivables, general ledger, financial reporting
analysis and financial statement preparation for the University and
three affiliated auxiliary organizations:
- Prepare or direct preparation of the financial statements,
business activity reports, or reports required by regulatory
- Provide direction to other divisions and departments regarding
accounting policies and procedures and efficient control and
utilization of financial resources.
- Collaborate with other divisions, departments and
organizational units to solve problems and organize routine
processes in a manner that provides customer service while
supporting the appropriate internal controls and integrity of the
- Coordinate responses across internal organizational units
regarding accounting policies and procedures and efficient control
and utilization of financial resources.
- Analyze the financial details of past, present and expected
operations to identify opportunities and areas where improvement is
- Provide recommendations to management on short-term and
long-term financial objectives, policies and actions.
- Prepare and file, or direct preparation of, annual tax returns;
or prepare, or direct preparation of financial information so
outside accountants can complete tax returns.
- Monitor financial activities and details such as cash flow, to
ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met.
- Bring significant issues or concerns requiring resolution to
the attention of appropriate campus administrators.
- Participate in and lead system-wide committee(s), focus
group(s) and training opportunities.
- Attend system-wide or related third-party training and
Recruit, train and supervise staff in accounting and accounts
- Supervise employees performing financial reporting, accounting
and accounts payable.
- Lead, or direct, staff training and development activities
which may include: ensuring new employees are oriented to the
organization, its policies and relevant procedures, develop
training plans to ensure employees have the necessary expertise to
carry out their jobs, provide career counseling, development and
advancement opportunities for career growth.
- Encourage and build mutual trust, respect and cooperation among
team members and across organizational units.
- Provide performance reviews of staff.
- Administer appropriate disciplinary measures, as
- Recruit staff members.
Comply with diverse accounting regulations and reporting standards
issued by the State Controller’s Office and the Chancellor’s
- Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures
for activities such as cash handling and accounting.
- Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and
procedures, federal and state policies and directives, California
State University policies and directives, and current accounting
standards set by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board
(GASB), the National Association of College and University Business
Officers (NACUBO), Council for Advancement and Support of Education
(CASE) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
- Conduct, or coordinate, audits of accounts and financial
transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal
requirements and statutes.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications (REVISED)
- A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management or other
closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education
- Five to seven years of progressively responsible controller
experience including accounting and business management, of which
at least four years must have involved direct responsibility for
managing a diverse staff in a medium to large
Preferred Skills and Knowledge (REVISED)
- Advanced financial, analytical and planning skills including
preparing financial statements and developing and implementing
policy as related to the duties assigned.
- Knowledge of financial management systems including payroll,
accounts payable, general ledger and other financial related
- Demonstrated knowledge of accounting, finance, treasury, and
systems management expertise in highly complex data analysis and
ability to leverage critical thinking to evaluate and interpret
results, develop sound conclusions, and recommend new or revised
policies from a strategic perspective.
- Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, and pertinent
- Excellent attention to detail, including content and
- Ability to recognize and accommodate changing priorities; meet
short and long-term deadlines/goals and complete routine tasks
despite intermittent interruptions - this includes managing
multiple tasks and working proactively to avoid crisis and
- Ability to reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make
- Strong leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to
lead, manage, and mentor a team of professionals and staff.
- Proven record of directing and supervising staff in the
formulation of goals and objectives, organizing work and work-flow,
delegating authority, training, and evaluating performance.
- Ability to empathize and effectively collaborate with various
constituent groups, while keeping in mind customer-centric
solutions and the University’s goal of enhancing student
- The highest standards of personal and professional excellence
Condition(s) of Employment
- A Master’s degree in Business Administration.
- Certified Public Accountant certification.
- Experience working in higher education; California State
University experience is highly desirable.
- Experience working with auxiliaries and/or not-for-profit
- Working knowledge of Oracle and PeopleSoft software
- Knowledge of cost recovery principles and their applications
among departments in the University and with outside entities;
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) including all
applicable Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements; and
Single Audit Report preparation.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong
interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively within
financial operations and collaboratively across a diverse campus
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan,
as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal
records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses,
certificates, credit history, professional references and/or
verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State
East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the
selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check
reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the
candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.
Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of
current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered
All background checks are conducted through the university's third
party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the
University Police Department.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not
discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age,
ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration
status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual
orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to
the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a
stimulating learning environment for its diverse student
All California State University campuses, including Cal State East
Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit
our website here.
In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus
security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of
Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East
Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available here.
At Cal State East Bay, the following nine competencies have been
identified as valued leadership qualities: Communication,
Cooperation, Delegation, Empathy, Feedback, Innovation, Leadership
Presence, Passion and Strategic Ability. While we may not expect
our managers to exhibit all of these competencies, we do expect
them to aspire to develop them. As part of the annual evaluation
review process, the University Controller will be evaluated on
Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or
Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.
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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of
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