San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Initial review of applications will begin on September 12, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by September 11, 2017. (The position will remain open until filled). The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.
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This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator II) and earns management benefits including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan. For more information on benefits included for this position, please see the benefits summary.
This is a full-time, benefits eligible, at will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and 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.
The incumbent 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 incumbent 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.
In addition to maintaining the GAAP ledger, the incumbent 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 incumbent 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 incumbent 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. The incumbent is 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 incumbent 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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Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $7,900-$8,750 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,726 - $12,767 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.
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• A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
• A minimum of five years of experience, including managerial experiences, in the audit practice of a national or international accounting firm.
• The incumbent is required to be in active status as a Certified Public Accountant.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
• Experience at the management level on a substantial audit engagement. Included in that experience, the incumbent should have audited an organizationally complex client with multiple staff, requiring consolidation of multiple entities or funds.
• 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.
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All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.
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.
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.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.