Accounting Technician III
San Diego State University

San Diego, California

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Accounting Technician III

Job No: 523142
Work Type:
Locations: San Diego
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time

Position Summary

The University Controller's Office is responsible for the maintenance of the University's general and subsidiary ledgers for all the operating and self-supporting funds. The University Controller's Office oversees and coordinates the reconciliation and reporting of all financial transactions of the University. Additional oversight includes expenditure transactions processed within Accounts Payable; cash receipts, student reconciliations and records, financial aid disbursement transactions, and collection activity managed by Student Account Services. The University Controller's Office is responsible for internal and external reporting including Legal/Budgetary Basis, Financial Information Record Management System (FIRMS), and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Accounting Services is responsible for the analysis, review, recording, and reconciliation of all transactional activity received from the subledger modules into the general ledger. Reconciliation of general ledger data is performed on a monthly basis with a high degree of accuracy. Accounting Services provides assistance to departments, staff, and administrators in understanding and resolving any issues with transactions and department level accounts.

Under the general supervision of the Manager of Accounting Services, the incumbent will also utilize advanced analytical skills to prepare reconciliations and process journal entries including, but not limited to University Deposits, Student Fees, Sales & Use tax, Financial Aid, and Enrollment data. The incumbent is also responsible for providing revenue and activity reports to campus departments and performing other general accounting procedures.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is 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.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to four years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience which has provided the necessary knowledge and abilities.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Specialized Skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of financial record-keeping methods, procedures and practices and a basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Ability to utilize considerable judgment, initiative and independence in the classification, examination, and analysis of financial transactions to maintain the financial records for university funds.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles and financial systems in higher education and/or public sector industries.
  • Experience using Oracle E-Business Suite.
  • Experience in student or customer accounts.
  • General knowledge of governmental accounting methods and related laws, rules and regulations.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,291 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,779 - $6,632 per month.

SDSU Vaccine Policy

The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on January 18, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by January 17, 2023. 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.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

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.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Michelle Puentes at

Advertised: Jan 04, 2023 (2:45 PM)
Applications Close: Open until filled

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