Associate Controller (Administrator II)/Accounting Services (2019-00702)

  • San Bernardino
  • San Bernardino, California
  • Apr 23, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

Employment status: Full-time, regular "exempt" position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).

Work schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

First Review Deadline: This is a continuous recruitment and will remain open until filled. The first review date of applications will be October 3, 2019.

"Please attach a cover letter, resume (or curricula vitae) and diversity statement. The diversity statement may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational/professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for the role you are applying for at California State University, San Bernardino. (Maximum 250 words)".

This posting will be used to fill two (2) vacancies:
The Associate Controller of Accounting Services
The Associate Controller of Reporting and Compliance

The Associate Controller is a hands-on leader responsible for the financial reporting and compliance of the university, along with developing and performing the operational accounting activities of the university. This position oversees accounting assignments of diverse scope, including journal entry preparation, debt financing, reconciliations and analyses, accounts receivable, banking and treasury operations, chart of accounts, tax, fixed assets, and custom auxiliary reports for all campus units including auxiliaries.

With high attention to detail and the ability to execute multiple initiatives against time constraints, the Associate Controller oversees the preparation of university financial statements and reports in accordance with GAAP, serves as liaison with external auditors, and ensures the timeliness in the completion of fiscal month and year-end close.

The Associate Controller develops and prepares a variety of communications and presentations for various campus stakeholders with an emphasis on auxiliary units and their boards.

Other responsibilities:
Interprets and stays current on campus, CSU, federal and state regulations, guidelines, policies and mandates that relate to the campus accounting functions. Implements all relevant accounting pronouncements derived from GAAP, GASB and FASB. Ensures compliance with relevant laws, policies and procedures referenced by the integrated CSU administrative manual (ICSUAM).
Continually evaluates the current technology and need for new technology to meet the University's financial data processing, control, security and reporting requirements.
Serves as the subject matter expert (SME) on PeopleSoft Common Financial System (CFS) for all accounting and financial reporting activities; leads CFS system upgrades and module implementations
Demonstrates commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Builds effective teams committed to organizational goals, creating an environment in which employees are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the success of the team.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Business (Master degree and/or CPA license is preferred)
Seven (7) years of accounting experience.
Five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Strong technical knowledge in Fund Accounting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), & Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
Working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP System); Strong Microsoft Office skills.
Excellent management, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication.
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
Higher Education experience is preferred.

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 apply for the position.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino 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.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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