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Accountant II

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Bulletin #514625; 6/1/2022

Controller’s Office


Salary Range: $4161 - $8030/Monthly


Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; exempt classification.


Essential Functions:  Under the general supervision of the Accounting Manager, candidate will direct and oversee day-to-day activities of the Auxiliary Accounting and Reporting area, which includes financial services for Associated Students Inc., CSLA Foundation, Alumni Association, University Auxiliary Services, and University-Student Union. The incumbent will independently participate in the preparation and review of internal and GAAP financial statements, interpreting regulations, and communicating with internal and external entities, and participate in annual financial audit.  Focusing mainly on overseeing the Foundation, incumbent will work to research, resolve, and reconcile various accounts and issues.

Required Qualifications & Experience: 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. Two years of full-time progressively responsible professional accounting experience. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, particularly MS Excel. Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); working knowledge of Nonresident Alien tax regulations; and general knowledge of the GLACIER database system. Applicants must possess excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to independently interpret applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, and apply accounting theory and practices based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Must have the ability to prepare reconciliations and to investigate and resolve errors, discrepancies, make correcting entries. Demonstrated interest and ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. 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 may apply for the position. Travel and access to a reliable form of transportation is required.


Desired Qualifications: Five years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience. PeopleSoft experience. Proficiency with Microsoft applications. Working knowledge GASB/FASB experience.



CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Closing date: Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.


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 employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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