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Accounting/Financial Analyst (Accountant II)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary

Position Information     

This is a full-time, probationary position.

Conditions of Employment         

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible.  Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy. Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to  

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) 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  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.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.

Application Deadline & Salary Information         

A review of applications will begin Monday, June 20, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled

The salary range for this classification is a minimum of $4,161 - a maximum of $8,030 monthly.

Major Duties

Under the general direction of the Senior Financial, Administration, & Operations Officer, the Accounting Financial Analyst provides input into and assistance in ensuring sound accounting and financial administration including hands-on coordination of all CEIE's accounting matters, procurement, contracts implementation and monitoring, financial planning, budgeting, fiscal controls, cost planning, accounting and financial analysis, and reporting.


Required Education & Experience:

Experience: Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience.

Education: 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); office methods and procedures; 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. General understanding of internal control methods.

Ability to apply accounting principles to the analysis of complex accounting and financial problems; analyze and interpret accounting and financial data; prepare clear, concise, and accurate financial statements and reports; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and principles; make recommendations regarding accounting activities; communicate effectively with others inside and outside of the college

Preferred Qualifications:

An M.B.A. from an AACSB-accredited business program, and higher education accounting and financial operations experience preferred. PeopleSoft experience is preferable.


50% - Ensures that assigned accounting activities are carried out in accordance with general accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
- Reconciles and corrects account balances to external data
- Identifies actual or potential accounting problems and recommends corrective or preventative action
- Leads in the development of financial statements and reports
- Provides hands-on day-to-day compliance on all CEIE accounting matters
- Examines the completeness, accuracy, and conformance on the proper use of chart fields to resolve accounting problems
- Participates in timely responses to financial information inquiries and requests as needed
- Reviews purchases to ensure compliance with all policies and procedures, checks, balances, internal controls, and adherence to program budgets

45% - Recommends changes to and assists with the documentation and maintenance of business processes
- Performs financial analyses to help ensure responsible and appropriate management of CEIE resources
- Monitors CEIE funds and accounts including faculty and staff salaries, benefits costs, utilities, risk management, insurance, and others
- Monitors CEIE expenses to ensure spending does not exceed established departmental and program budgets
- Ensures information is provided in a timely manner
- Works with CEIE's program coordinators to understand their financial needs
- Provides input for budgetary strategies designed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of CEIE operations
- Participates in the review of CEIE budgetary units to assist in the identification of opportunities to effectively deploy financial resources
- Prepares and tracks budgetary commitments
- Participates in a complex annual planning process to help ensure its successful implementation
- Participates in annual budget reviews with CEIE's program coordinators
- Participates in oversight, planning, development and administration of CEIE funds
- Participates in internal and external audit processes as appropriate
- Ensures the completeness, accuracy, and conformance on the proper use of chart fields to resolve problems
- Develops financial statements and reports as needed
- Meets regularly with the Senior Financial, Administration, & Operations Officer in support of overseeing college budget functions and resource needs
- Participates in the preparation of regular reports and expenditures for various analyses at various levels of detail
- Prepares income and expense data for current and year-end budget status
- Conducts historical revenue and expense data in support for financial assessments and recommendations

5% - Other duties as assigned.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills 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.   For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

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