Capital Projects and Systemwide Revenue Bond Accountant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Chancellor's Office
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Capital Projects and Systemwide Revenue Bond Accountant. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.


The salary range for this classification is $4,452 to $8,592 per month. The anticipated salary hiring range is up to $6,584 per month, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Accountant II

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Capital Projects and Systemwide Revenue Bond Accountant to independently lead campus guidance efforts and complex financial reporting in the Revenue Bond & Capital Projects unit. This team is responsible for maintaining accounting records for systemwide revenue bonds and facility projects, providing Chancellor's Office management with bond sale and construction project status reports, and preparing related financial statement schedules. The Capital Projects & SRB Accountant leads the campus communication and guidance efforts, performs analysis of financial data and reports, prepares financial statements and the related schedules for the Systemwide Revenue Bond Program, completes ad hoc reporting and other projects, as needed.


Under the general direction of the Manager, Revenue Bond & Capital Projects, the Capital Projects and Systemwide Revenue Bond Accountant will:

Leads or performs campus communication and guidance efforts

-Interprets new and existing regulations, policies, and procedures relative to assigned responsibilities.

-Prepares and provides training, guides, and assist with documentation and maintenance of business processes, standards, and procedures.

-Provides active support for campus questions by analyzing and preparing communication and guidance.

Leads or performs analysis of financial data and reports.

-Reviews financial documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with established policies, procedures, and accounting standards.

-Reconciles reports and financial data with financial statements on file.

-Corrects and reconciles account balances to external data.

-Reviews or prepares journal entries.

-Reviews or resolves problems associated with incorrect journal entries.

Leads or performs the preparation of financial statements and the related schedules for the Systemwide Revenue Bond Program.

-Annual GAAP audit

-Leads or performs the preparation of financial statements and the related schedules for complex Systemwide Revenue Bond Program audit package.

-Independently identifies and prepares necessary journal entries.

-Prepares and assists in the preparation of the fluctuation analysis for management and audit requirements.

-Acts as a liaison to external auditors.

Other Reporting

-Prepares reports, as assigned.

-Recommends reporting improvements (accruals, prepaid schedules, etc.) to enhance the readers' experience.

Completes Ad Hoc reporting and Other Projects, as needed.

-Completes special assignments and/or research projects, as needed.

-Assists in designing, implementing, and completing various analysis in support of the department of Systemwide Financial Standard & Reporting.

-Serves as backup and support to the department in the event of staff absences.

-Provides training, guidance, and assistance to other employees.

-May provide work direction to other professional and/or technical staff


This position requires:

-Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, or a closely related field

-Minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience, preferably in a higher education environment.

-Thorough knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) under GASB.

-Experience with accounting, automated accounting systems, and advanced knowledge of Excel.

-Ability to interpret written policies, procedures and regulations and develop effective workflow processes to meet evolving business needs.

-Demonstrated ability to understand problems and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop solutions.

-Ability to independently work with a high degree of accuracy under tight timelines.

-Possesses superb verbal, written, and interpersonal skills and have outstanding consultative and presentation skills; be an articulate communicator and good listener and demonstrate a style that facilitates the sharing of knowledge.

Preferred Qualifications

-Minimum 5 years of experience in higher education and/or fund accounting

-Governmental accounting experience.

-Experience with PeopleSoft, Hyperion and/or Tableau, and Wdesk.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by March 21, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

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. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

COVID19 Vaccination Requirement

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The systemwide policy can be found at


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

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