Fresno State campus

Accounting Technician II

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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 II
(Accounting Technician II)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,282 - $3,446 per month

Full classification Salary Range: $3,282 - $5,449 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

Under the general supervision of the Accounting Manager, the incumbent selected will be responsible for knowing all Accounts Receivable processing procedures and related regulations, policies and procedures, including but not limited to calculating correct billings for customers including discounts, sales and use taxes, and other billable charges; as well as preparing documents and accurately coding and inputting them into a computerized accounting system; applying independent judgment to correct errors which may occur; and performing other duties as assigned.


Key Qualifications

    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of financial record-keeping methods and practices.

    Skills and Abilities to:

    • Use initiative and judgment in analyzing information and determining a course of action within the specifications of standard practice and established guidelines
    • Understand, interpret and apply university policies and regulations
    • Follow directions and work without direct verification or check
    • Compile, reconcile, analyze, review and verify financial documents for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to standards
    • Make mathematical calculations, assign transaction codes, prepare invoices, billings and notices for processing and post information rapidly and accurately to vouchers, billings, journals, registers, and ledgers
    • Review documents and computer-generated reports to identify, trace, and make necessary corrections
    • Review web pages and make recommendations for updates
    • Write and/or update departmental procedures
    • Maintain files and records
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
    • Exercise tact, courtesy, alertness, and good judgment in responding to others
    • 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
    • Perform routine clerical functions as needed, such as sorting mail, data entry, greeting customers, answering phones and providing assistance, filing and using standard office equipment


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


Education and Experience

  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities

  • Equivalent to three years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience which has provided the above knowledge and abilities.

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Experience processing Accounts Receivable billings to include discounts, sales and use tax, other billable charges and applying payments
    • Experience using PeopleSoft Finance or other computerized accounting systems to process Accounts Receivable
    • Collections experience
    • Two or more years of college with an accounting emphasis
    • California State University or other higher education experience or other government experience
    • Proficient at using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
    • Demonstrated history of providing excellent Customer Service


Department Summary

Accounting Services is dedicated to facilitating the primary mission of the University by seeking the most cost-effective methods of delivering services while continuing to implement improvement of services to students, employees and all other customers. 


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by June 15, 2022 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 Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation 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.


Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


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.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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