Fresno State campus

Accounting Technician III

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time
Position Description

Accounting Technician III

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary: $3,532 per month
Full classification Salary Range: $3,532 - $6,198 per month

  • This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

The individual selected will be responsible for providing technical support by assembling, analyzing and adjusting student, sponsor and/or collection accounts; creating and maintaining sponsor and tuition contracts; processing, validating and executing electronic sponsor and student billings; issuing sponsor and student refunds via automated and manual processes; performing various system uploads; maintaining accounting records for sponsor accounts (extended education, special programs, athletics, external agencies); compiling data used in the generation of financial reports and/or analysis; preparing and analyzing reconciliations (sponsor receivables, dishonored checks, cash receipts, bank deposits); reviewing documents for accuracy, completeness, validity and adherence to standards; analyzing student accounts, registrations and cancellations; processing reinstatement requests, tuition waivers and deferments; writing and updating departmental procedures related to the position; identifying, researching and working with appropriate personnel to resolve computer application errors; participate in the testing of cashiering and financial software for upgrades and implementations as related to the position; preparing monthly adjusting and year-end journal entries (general journal, cash disbursements, cash receipts, write-offs); compiling and troubleshooting statistical data; preparing data to meet audit requirements; serving as a  liaison between students, external agencies, departments, and Accounting Services; responding to BankMobile and 1098-T inquiries; providing back-fill in preparing tuition calculation set-ups, daily cash reconciliations; serving on appeal committees, and performing  receptionist and cashiering functions;  performing research and other related duties as assigned.


Key Qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge of financial record-keeping, mathematical and general office methods, procedures, and practices
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to review financial documents for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to standards
  • Ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks in a fast paced team-oriented environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and prepare written documents and correspondence
  • Ability to apply problem solving techniques; interpret and apply written rules, regulations, accounting procedures and practices to the analysis of basic accounting problems


To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to four years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience, or any combination of education and experience, which has provided the required knowledge and abilities


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by April 7, 2021 will be given full consideration by the search committee. Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the hiring manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

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.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

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