Accountant I California State University Maritime Academy
Time base: Full time Employment Status: Probationary/Permanent
Job Bulletin 103039 – 16/17 This recruitment will remain open until filled. A review of applications will begin Monday, March 27, 2017 and the review period may end at any time thereafter.
ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MARITIME ACADEMY: Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree- granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Situated on the shore of the Carquinez Strait 30 miles northeast of San Francisco, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1100 undergraduates and 50 graduate students. The campus currently offers undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Transportation, Global and Maritime Studies, and Business Administration. A master's degree in Transportation and Engineering Management is offered as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general direction of the Accounting Manager, the incumbent will perform and provide professional level, cross-functional accounting support for the University and Auxiliary Organizations which is analytical, evaluative, innovative and advisory in nature for the Accounting Department unit of Fiscal Affairs. This includes providing a wide variety of centralized accounting services where the application of knowledge about the theories, principles and practices of the accounting profession, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are used in classifying, examining, analyzing, reconciling, and reporting of financial transactions while ensuring compliance of applicable laws, rules and regulations between entities, programs and funds. These responsibilities include but not limited to: Monthly close Duties: Run monthly processes Prepare recurring and adjusting journal entries Process expenditure transfers Prepare general ledger account reconciliations Prepare and update lead sheets and other supporting schedules Review automated allocation entries for accuracy, completeness and appropriateness Enter assets in PeopleSoft Asset Management module and reconcile Run reports, public queries and review for abnormal balances, accuracy, completeness and appropriateness and report results Review funds and accounts for abnormal balances, accuracy, completeness and appropriateness
Year-end legal close duties: Prepare assigned annual legal entries
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 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 and fingerprinting) must be satisfactorily completed 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.
Experience and Education: 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge: General knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); office methods and procedures; statistical and mathematical presentation of data; 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.
Abilities: Ability to interpret and follow instructions and policy guidelines; analyze financial and statistical data and draw conclusions; utilize problem solving techniques; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and communicate effectively with others inside and outside the unit, including conveying technical information to non- Accountants.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: CSU or higher education or Governmental or Public accounting experience is desirable. Experience using PeopleSoft in a university or governmental environment is desirable Demonstrated knowledge and experience providing accounting and fiscal management leadership in a complex, decentralized organization. Demonstrated knowledge with nonprofit fund accounting and institutionally related foundations. Knowledge of or ability to quickly acquire knowledge of University, CSU, state and federal rules and regulations related to accounting services functional areas.
SALARY RANGE: $3,664 - $6,346 per month. Hiring salary expected to be no more than $4,167/month - commensurate with education and experience.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested parties must submit the Cal Maritime Employment Application, a cover letter and resume.
Based upon a review of applications and accompanying documents, only those persons whose qualifications best match job requirements will be interviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of interview appointments by telephone or email.
BENEFITS: The California State University Maritime Academy offers a broad range of benefits for qualifying positions including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), fee waiver, vacation and sick leave.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with a Disability
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Located in Vallejo, California, The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. We are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States ? and the only one on the West Coast.