California State University, Fresno
Job ID: 13811
Full/ Part Time: Full-Time
Job Code: 1740
Department: Accounting Services
To view full job description including minimum qualifications and to apply directly online: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/
Anticipated Hiring Salary: $3,426 per month
Note: This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.
The University Controller/Accounting Services Office is dedicated to facilitating the primary mission of the University by seeking the most cost-effective methods of delivering services while continuing to implement improvement of services to students, faculty, staff and all other customers.
This position reports directly to the Assistant Controller and is a member of Accounting Services. Accounting Services is under the Division of Administrative Services which reports to the Vice President of Administration, Chief Financial Officer.
The Accounting Technician III is the advanced journey-level classification in the series. Positions in this classification require a comprehensive knowledge of financial record-keeping methods, procedures, and practices, and a basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
The Accounting Technician III performs a wide variety of duties requiring considerable judgment, initiative, and independence. Incumbents in this classification devise new methods, modify and document established procedures based on precedent and university policies and develop new procedures as necessary; deal with subject matter requiring technical expertise; may provide technical and/or work direction to other employees; and resolve difficult and unusual problems.
The Accounting Technician III typically performs duties that include some or all of the following: assemble and compile data used in the generation of financial reports and/or analysis; maintain accounting records for funds, programs, or activities involving multiple transactions; prepare reconciliations; update and maintain accounting tables and online functionality; create and maintain more complex spreadsheets including entering, revising, sorting, calculating and creating tables; create, troubleshoot, modify, run, analyze and export advanced queries; identify, research and work with appropriate personnel to resolve computer application errors; participate in the testing of financial software for upgrades and implementations as related to the position including such activities as testing transaction/data entry and data output; communicate established university policies and procedures to faculty, staff and the general public, including those that require extensive interpretation; prepare monthly adjusting and year-end closing journal entries; interpret and explain university, auxiliary and funding agency regulations to students, faculty, staff and outside parties; disburse funds after independently determining conformance to university regulations; and compose correspondence of a technical nature regarding financial matters.
The individual selected will be responsible for providing technical support by assembling, analyzing and adjusting student, sponsor and/or collection accounts; creating and maintaining sponsor and tuition contracts; processing, validating and executing electronic sponsor and student billings; issuing sponsor and student refunds via automated and manual processes; performing various system uploads; maintaining accounting records for sponsor accounts (extended education, special programs, athletics, external agencies); compiling data used in the generation of financial reports and/or analysis; preparing and analyzing reconciliations (sponsor receivables, dishonored checks, cash receipts, bank deposits); reviewing documents for accuracy, completeness, validity and adherence to standards; analyzing student accounts, registrations and cancellations; processing reinstatement requests, tuition waivers and deferments; writing and updating departmental procedures related to the position; identifying, researching and working with appropriate personnel to resolve computer application errors; participate in the testing of cashiering and financial software for upgrades and implementations as related to the position; preparing monthly adjusting and year-end journal entries (general journal, cash disbursements, cash receipts, write-offs); compiling and troubleshooting statistical data; preparing data to meet audit requirements; serving as a liaison between students, external agencies, departments, and Accounting Services; responding to BankMobile and 1098-T inquiries; providing back-fill in preparing tuition calculation set-ups, daily cash reconciliations; serving on appeal committees, and performing receptionist and cashiering functions; performing research and other related duties as assigned.
Major Duties of the job include:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
o Effectively organize and manage multiple tasks in a fast paced team-oriented environment
o Review financial documents for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to standards
o Compute and post numbers rapidly and accurately; maintain files and records; identify, trace, and correct errors
o Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and prepare written documents and correspondence
o Apply problem solving techniques; interpret and apply written rules, regulations, accounting procedures and practices to the analysis of basic accounting problems
o Make sound decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities and provide accurate information for review regarding program service delivery and activities in meeting programmatic goals and enhancing processes
o Assist and work closely with Tech Services, end-users and internal customers to ensure the integrity of the application and data stored in the system and with ongoing upgrades and enhancements to program
o Provide customer service, support and serve as a resource to students, staff and external agencies in responding to inquiries and providing information
o Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and promote a positive, service oriented collegial work environment
Education and Experience:
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