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Accounting Technician III

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Position Summary

The Accounting Technician III must possess a comprehensive knowledge of financial record-keeping methods, procedures, and practices and a basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with the ability to utilize considerable judgment, initiative, and independence in the classification, examination, and analysis of financial transactions to maintain the financial records for University funds. The incumbent will be responsible for preparing University non-student accounts receivable billings within the ASCOT system and for preparing associated reconciliations and reports. The incumbent will also utilize advanced analytical skills to prepare various reconciliations and perform other general accounting procedures.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

This position is approved for partial telecommuting with onsite work in San Diego.

Department Summary

The Financial Operations organization is responsible for the financial and budgetary controls and procedures of San Diego State University (the University) and reports to the Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs through the Associate Vice President for Financial Operations. Financial Operations consist of Budget and Finance; Procure to Pay; Audit and Tax; and the University Controller's Office, which includes Accounting Services, Financial Reporting, Bursar's Office, Financial Systems Management & Analysis, and the SDSU Card Office. 

Accounting Services is responsible for analyzing, reviewing, recording, and reconciling all transactional activity received from the sub-ledger modules into the general ledger.

For more information regarding the Accounting Services, click here.

Education and Experience

Education: Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Experience: Equivalent to four years of progressively responsible financial record-keeping experience.

Key Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of accounting principles and financial systems in higher education and/or public sector industries.
  • General knowledge of governmental accounting methods and related laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Experience in student or customer accounts preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,500 per month

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,968 - $6,964 per month. 

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community. 

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement.  For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 24, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by June 23, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

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. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU 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 SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate 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 military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Eurick Hilario at


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