Position Description: Open Date: 02/17/2022 Working Title: Accountant I Classification: Grade 4 Department Name: Foundation Auxiliary Services Job Number: FP2021-765
Status Open until filled.
Priority Screening Date: 03/10/2022
This is a hybrid position. 40-60% minimum in-office following the initial training period.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay (Corporation) is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University, Monterey Bay. The Corporation is a nonprofit 501(3) public benefit corporation that is a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University and was established in July 1994. The Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. The Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population. The Corporation is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Accounting Manager, the Accountant I applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information, interprets new and existing federal and state, regulations; performs complex professional and technical accounting functions for the Auxiliaries; reconciles accounting records, meets required deadlines, creates financial reports to meet operational needs; provides consultative services to supervisors in resolving accounting problems and other financial duties as listed. This position is a professional accountant performing a full range of accounting skills while applying policies, procedures, governmental accounting standards and generally accepted accounting principles and practices to auxiliary financial activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Reconcile and analyze general ledger accounts within appropriate guidelines. Apply problem solving skills and implement resolutions including process improvements and general ledger corrections. Recommend policy and procedural changes with generally accepted accounting standards, GASB regulations, and tax rules. 2. Participate in monthly and year-end accounting close processes, including journal preparation and entry, analysis, evaluation and interpretation of financial data. Communicate with other departments as required to obtain needed information. Analyze complex accounting processes involving multiple feeder systems and provide recommendations for problem solving as appropriate. Prepare year-end journal entries and audit work papers. 3. Monitor and review various fund transactions and balances. Follow up as necessary with departments and vendors to resolve issues. 4. Cross train and 'back-up' other Accountants. 5. Assist with the preparation and analysis of financial statements throughout the year for the Auxiliary organizations. 6. Assist with interim and end of year audits by preparing audit schedules and working closely with auditors. 7. Manage and record investment activity and provide reports as requested for the Auxiliaries. 8. Performs cost and budget transfers as directed or needed in accordance with policy. Monitors expenditures for allowability and fund availability. 9. Interprets accounting reports for departments or answers questions in regards to balances and general ledger transactions. 10. Perform additional and increasingly challenging tasks as assigned.
OTHER FUNCTIONS: Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the accounting department. Assists in other areas of Corporation Accounting as needed. Performs other duties or special assignments as required.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT: This is a hybrid position. 40-60% minimum in-office following the initial training period.
Office Location: 8 Upper Ragsdale, Monterey CA 93940
Ability to work from home: adequate internet connection and ergonomically sound and quiet workspace required.
This position requires working on campus with students, staff and faculty. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be encouraged and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information, and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices, office methods and procedures, statistical and arithmetic presentation of data. Proficiency in Windows-based office suite applications. Working knowledge of governmental and/or non-profit accounting methods and related laws, rules and regulations. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to compose correspondence that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to apply accounting principles to the analysis of complex accounting problems. Ability to interpret accounting data and prepare clear, accurate financial statements and reports. Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques in finding solutions to complex accounting problems. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work collaboratively with University and auxiliaries' staff, faculty, students, and external constituent groups.
Minimum Qualifications Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university AND one year of related experience in professional accounting work OR a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Specialized Skills Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of internal control standards and the application thereof. Experience with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet (MS Excel), virtual document management and applications, databases, querying software and e-mail software. Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Preferred Qualifications Experience in an non-profit, educational or governmental environment is preferred. Familiarity with Government Accounting Standards is desirable. Experience with automated accounting systems, e.g., PeopleSoft Finance and experience with query tools. Possesses strong time management skills and ability to set/adjust priorities in a deadline-oriented environment. Candidates should be self-motivated, driven and focused on continuous learning and improvement. Ability to effectively communicate information both verbally and in writing, in a clear, concise and professional manner.
Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population and performing community services; demonstrated technical literacy.
Special Conditions of Employment 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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay 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. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California's Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. The University Corporation is not a sponsoring agency for any positions.
University Corporation at Monterey Bay positions are 'at-will' employment.
The campus leadership has committed the resources needed to achieve an engaged, safe, and in-person experience. The health and safety of our community remain our highest priority, and we are confident that existing public health measures provide for a safe environment capable of delivering a complete college experience on the CSUMB campus. Being an Otter means caring for each other and doing your part to protect your community.
All CSUMB/University Corporation employees must be fully vaccinated, including booster (when eligible), against COVID-19, unless they are exempt from this requirement because an exemption has been granted based on a medical contraindication or sincerely held religious beliefs. Fully vaccinated means that an individual has received all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that has received Emergency Use Authorization or full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and that it has been at least two weeks since the final recommended dose. All students, faculty, and staff who have not been vaccinated and received a booster must test weekly beginning February 4, 2022.
See: The California State University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Compensation and Benefits The University Corporation is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students, and the customers we serve. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. The hiring range for this position is $25-$31 per hour, in accordance with Corporation salary guidelines. This is a non-exempt position and as such is eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Corporation offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year, and other benefits.
Although CSUMB is located in a high-cost housing area, Schoonover Park rental homes are affordably priced. Monthly rent rates include cable television, garbage service, and sewer. Convenient floorplans, attractive interior appointments, and numerous community amenities make Schoonover Park Rental Homes an exceptional value. Schoonover Park is near the main campus, yet a tranquil world away. The community lies nestled in the secluded beauty of rolling coastal hills three miles east of campus. Living in one of the most desirable areas of California, you will enjoy the natural splendor and cultural abundance of the Monterey Peninsula. Quality of life begins with your home in Schoonover Park and extends through every aspect of your California coastal lifestyle. How to Apply A completed online application and resume must be received by the University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
For assistance or if you require accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center - first floor ( map). For additional campus information visit CSUMB.edu. For information regarding the University Corporation visit https://csumb.edu/corporation/. The University Corporation is not a sponsoring agency for any positions. The Corporation hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. 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, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at https://csumb.edu/clery.
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Quick Link for Job Postinghttps://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/6659
California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The campus is located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.