California State University San Bernardino Accounting Technician I/Auxiliary Accounting Accounts Payable in San Bernardino, California


Employment Status: Probationary, Full-time "non-exempt".

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with an alternate work schedule during the summer.

*First Review Deadline: *This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 27, 2016.

Current employees will be given preferred consideration.

Overview of Duties: Accounting Technicians provide technical support to organizational units responsible for receiving and disbursing university and/or auxiliary funds and recording financial transactions (e.g., accounts payable, accounts receivable,student finance, investments and special projects, trust and general accounting units).

Positions are assigned to classifications in this series on the basis of the degree of complexity, difficulty, and variety of duties performed; amount of independence, originality, and discretionary decision-making authority delegated to the position; and demonstrated level of knowledge of accounting methods, procedures, and practices. All classifications require knowledge and understanding of financial record-keeping methods, procedures, and practices and the ability to use current computer word processing and spread sheet software programs, web browsers, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems, such as student accounting, cashiering and student financial aid. Incumbents usually have a variety of contacts, inside and outside the university, and may be assigned responsibility for providing training, guidance, and assistance to other employees.

The Accounting Technician Series is distinguished from other series such as clerical, payroll, general administrative support, and purchasing by a primary responsibility for providing technical support to functional units involved in receiving and disbursing university funds and/or its auxiliaries and recording financial transactions.

Typical Activities

Incumbent will provide accounts payable technical support within the Auxiliary Accounting Department. Under general supervision, the incumbent will perform the following duties: Responsible for reviewing and auditing payable documents for completeness, accuracy and adherence to policies and procedures, record various reimbursements and vendor invoices in accounts payable module, verify sales/use tax if applicable, and identify and document if payment is reportable. The incumbent will assist in researching and analyzing vendor requests and/or payment issues and work on special projects as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

*Required Knowledge: *

  • Applicants must demonstrate a general knowledge and understanding of accounting basics and financial record keeping methods, procedures and practices. *Required Abilities: *

  • Applicants must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and exercise tact, courtesy, alertness, and good judgment in responding to others.

  • Applicants must have strong communication and customer service skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Applicants must possess the ability to use current word processing and spreadsheet software; as well as web browsers, queries, and various accounting reports.
  • Applicants must be able to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Applicants are required to review financial documents for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to standards.
  • Applicants must be able to compute and post numbers rapidly and accurately; maintain files and records and identify, trace, and correct errors.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to follow directions and interpret and apply written rules and regulations.
  • Applicants are required to use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems, such as student accounting, cashiering and student financial aid.
  • Applicants must be able to read and write English at a level appropriate to the position. *Education/Experience: *

  • Applicants must possess the equivalent to one year of clerical accounting or financial record-keeping experience which has provided the above knowledge and abilities. At least one year of accounts payable experience is highly desired.

  • College coursework in accounting is preferred. Supplemental Information

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)

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2016-00419

Department: Administration & Finance

Closing: Continuous

Agency: California State University, San Bernardino

Address: 5500 University Parkway San Bernardino, California, 92407.

Phone: (909) 537-5138


Salary: $32,520.00 - $51,276.00 Annually

Location: San Bernardino, CA