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Accounting Technician II

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary

Job No: 515790; 6/22/2022

One-Stop Financial Services 

Salary Range: $3,282 - $5,449/Monthly

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

Essential Functions: Under the direction of the Student Accounts Lead, the incumbent performs accounting duties in the cashiering operation of One-Stop Financial Services (OSFS). The incumbent is responsible for providing support in the service areas related to student accounts, including accurately verifying and posting charges and payments for the campus community. The incumbent will serve as the liaison between OSFS and Housing and Residence Life (HRL); assist HRL staff with all requests; share essential HRL information and updates with all OSFS staff; verify, post, and adjust housing charges as requested by HRL; HOU account clean-up: review hanging credits in student accounts on a weekly basis; apply misapplied payments to balances; forward credit listing to HRL staff for review and refund authorization; Process housing invoices each term in accordance with HRL billing timeline; post invoices to students’ accounts; process 3rd party sponsor invoices for housing-related fees: work with various campus departments and external agencies regarding sponsorship details; create subsidized sponsor contracts on PeopleSoft; invoice sponsors and process payments in a timely manner; maintain records and follow up on unpaid sponsor invoices; and provide financial reports to HRL staff. The incumbent will prepare daily University deposits for courier pickup; accurately prepare and submit the Report of Collections to the Controller’s Office; retain record of scanned report of Collections documents for departmental use; maintain $800.00 petty cash drawer; review, verify, and process petty cash vouchers as received; submit monthly reimbursement of Petty Cash Requisition report to Controller’s Office; maintain records of petty cash vouchers; work with various campus departments to obtain lists of eligible fee waiver recipients ; code approved waiver recipients; resolve fee waiver-related discrepancies; provide financial reports to respective departments; use the point-of-sale cashiering system to receive and issue receipts for monies; guard against the receipt of counterfeit monies; run reports and balance transactions accurately; verify daily departmental deposits, backup for processing deposits; process misc. charge posting and group post requests from OSFS staff; post Chemistry broken item fee charges to student accounts each term; correct misapplied payments as requested by students and departmental staff; reconcile reapplied payments each day; provide high-level customer service to the campus community; answer questions regarding students’ accounts by investigating and communicating results via e-mail, phone, and in person; exercise a high level of tact and judgment in addressing all members of the campus community; analyze and resolve escalated, complex issues using professional judgment and individual discretion in the interpretation of policies and procedures; assist and provide services to students, faculty, and staff; and act as a liaison between user departments and student organizations within the university.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Equivalent to three years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience, which included relevant experience in front or back-office cashiering operations. The incumbent must be competent in desktop software including Microsoft Office Suite. The incumbent must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience handling student issues. The incumbent must have the ability to apply accounting procedures and practices to the analysis of complex accounting problems; analyze and interpret accounting data; prepare clear, accurate financial statements and reports; utilize problem solving techniques to find solutions to complex accounting problems; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; work independently; and make sound decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities; ability to effectively interpret policies and procedures in written or presentation form; and to exercise a high level of tact and judgment in addressing members of the campus community. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or 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 California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.



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 July 6, 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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