Job No: 509422 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: MPP, At-Will, Finance/Accounting, Full Time
The Manager of Financial Reporting has responsibility for planning and managing the external financial reporting activities of the University. Primary among these responsibilities is maintaining the University's GAAP reporting ledger. Within that responsibility, the Manager must ensure the GAAP ledger and its values are properly aligned with the values in the University's Legal accounting ledger, which uses the modified cash basis of accounting. In addition, approximately 100 journal entries are recorded annually to the GAAP ledger to ensure the University's external reporting package is in compliance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards.
The Manager is also responsible for coordinating the annual external financial statement audit. Therefore, the incumbent is expected to proactively seek out information about new and significant ongoing activities of the University and become knowledgeable and conversant in the underlying business reasons for such activities. The Manager is also expected to work with various departments across campus to recognize and anticipate audit issues well before such issues are articulated by the University's external auditors.
The Manager also assists the University's Athletics Department in the maintenance of the Athletics program's reporting ledger. Annually, the Athletics program is required to have certain agreed-upon procedures performed by an external independent accountant in compliance with NCAA guidelines. They are responsible for recommending the agreed-upon procedure to be performed each year and assisting the Athletics Department with the process of having those procedures performed by the external independent accountant.
The Manager is responsible for the maintenance of the University's capital assets subsidiary ledger. In this capacity, the incumbent is expected to routinely meet with various departments on campus that are integral to maintaining the subsidiary ledger, which has over $950 million of assets recorded. As part of this responsibility, this position is also responsible for the approval of construction project funding certifications, assisting Planning, Design, and Construction with accounting issues, and assuring that the University is in compliance with bond retention regulations.
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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Five years of experience that includes managing audit engagements as performed by a national or international accounting firm
Experience with organizationally-complex clients with multiple staff, requiring consolidation of multiple entities or funds
Strong knowledge of GAAP as well as AICPA and governmental auditing standards
A master's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
Expertise and experience in applying accounting standards for an institution of higher education
Experience working with private not-for-profits entities
Experience with data query tools
Compensation and Benefits
San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:
Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent.
SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy
In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all students, faculty, and staff in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.
The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on January 24, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by January 23, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.
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.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
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.
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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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Advertised: Jan 06, 2022 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a public institution of higher education located in southern California. SDSU is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest in the state. SDSU continues to gain recognition as a leader in higher education.
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