Financial Reporting Lead (Accountant III), Accounting - Reporting & Tax
California State University, San Bernardino
Location: San Bernardino, California
Internal Number: 3800456
Financial Reporting Lead (Accountant III), Accounting - Reporting & Tax California State University, San Bernardino
Job No: 519649 Work type: Staff Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
At CSUSB, you can:
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The Accounting Services department's main function is reviewing, analyzing and recording the financial data for the University. We are responsible for monthly and year-end closing of accounting records and preparing this information for reporting to the CSU Chancellor's Office and various state agencies. In addition, we are proud to service the University departments by providing guidance and training as needed.
The Financial Reporting Lead will take a lead role in the preparation of University's GAAP financial audit and tax reporting, various advanced accounting projects/implementations, and month-end and fiscal year-end closing processes. In addition, this position will maintain Chart of Accounts and examine financial reports for conformance with GAAP and University/Auxiliaries' policies and procedures.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Direct responsibility in the preparation of the University's financial reporting to the State Controller's Office, Chancellor's Office, and other outside entities. The incumbent runs advanced processes and creates schedules/reconciliations required by annual audit or upcoming GASB/FASB reporting requirements.
Responsible for the maintenance of the University's chart of accounts for all business units (campus and Auxiliaries). The incumbent will provide recommendations and resolve errors associated with legal edits to make sure the COA follows the guidance from Chancellor's Office for year-end close and systemwide consolidation.
Lead GASB/FASB standards implementations for campus and Auxiliaries, as well as other accounting projects as needed.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state tax rules and regulations, and promoting awareness of tax issues within the University including the review of federal and state tax issues, new laws and regulations, and current court outcomes.
Provide lead work direction to the Reporting and Tax unit, may provide input to the employee performance evaluation for the GAAP accountant. This position works with other staff members assisting, guiding, training, and resolving accounting issues based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Other Duties Assigned by Associate Controller or University Controller
Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt, Probationary position
Application Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3, 2022.
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.
Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and GASB/FASB standards.
Knowledge of statistical and mathematical presentation of data.
Knowledge of 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.
General knowledge of governmental accounting and internal control methods and related laws, rules, and regulations.
Ability to prepare complex financial statements and reports; understand and interpret laws and rules; communicate effectively with others inside and outside the unit, including conveying complex and technical professional accounting information to non-accountants.
This position will analyze transactions from various systems and processes with the emphasis on improved efficiency. Other abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position are:
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Willingness and the ability to work within a team.
Interact with all levels of the organization and communicate with a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community.
Education and Experience
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.
Experience: Equivalent to five years of professional level accounting experience.
Higher ed or CSU accounting and reporting experience.
Experience with financial system, such as PeopleSoft.
Experience in preparing complex reconciliation or year-end audit reports
Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,666 - $7,000 per month
Classification Salary Range: $5,242 - $10,116 per month
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.
The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.
Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.
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: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
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)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.