Accountant I

California State University-Stanislaus
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Position Summary

Full-time position available on or after September 1, 2020 in Financial Services. 



Under the general direction of the Student Services Financial Manager, this position is responsible for researching, analyzing, reconciling and entering journal entries to general ledger accounts, as well as assisting students with account balances. The incumbent will also have responsibility for Cashnet Emarkets for the campus.

Job Duties

Duties include but are not limited to:

Reconcile and analyze general ledger accounts within appropriate guidelines including but not limited to Federal and state financial aid grants, state supported trusts, student accounts and foundation and auxiliary entities.

Apply problem solving skills.

Recommend resolutions for process improvements. Process general ledger corrections.

Maintain and create Peoplesoft item types, Cashnet item codes and validate general ledger mapping for proper usage and recording to ledger.

Enter journals for expenditure and revenue reclassifications for year end closing and GAAP. Prepare year end and GAAP PBC schedules.

Create and implement Cashnet EMarket websites for campus departments.

Provide Emarket guidance and training to department staff to maintain own sites.

Provide customer service to students including analysis of account balances.

Communicate efficiently.

Respond to student email and phone calls.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications


Five years experience with Cashnet, Peoplesoft Student Financials, Peoplesoft CFS, and student customer service.

Required Qualifications


General knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

General knowledge of office methods and procedures.

General knowledge of statistical and mathematical presentation of data.

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.

Ability to interpret and follow instructions and policy guidelines.

Ability to analyze financial and statistical data and draw conclusions.

Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques in finding solutions to complex accounting problems.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to communicate effectively with others inside and outside the unit, including conveying technical information to non-Accountants.

Salary Range

$3,664 - $7,073 per month plus excellent paid benefits.  (Anticipated salary will be $3,664 – $4,500 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)

Compensation & Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to Benefits Summary: CSUEU (Unit 9)

How to Apply

To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.


Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

Application Deadline

AUGUST 19, 2020

Criminal Background Clearance Notice

Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Additional Information

Campus & Area

California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

Clery Act Disclosure

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  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, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:

CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



Advertised: August 04, 2020 (4:40 PM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: August 19, 2020 (11:55 PM) Pacific Daylight Time

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