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Accounting Manager - CSULB Research Foundation

$6,666.67 to $8,333.34

California State University, Long Beach Research Foundation
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
Posted: 2/10/2017

Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of CSULB Controller, the Accounting Manager will provide oversight and management to a team of accountants and accounting assistants who perform a full range of professional accounting work for the Research Foundation and 49er Foundation. Reconciles balance sheet accounts; reviews, approves, posts and uploads journal entries; oversees month-end and year-end financial processes; monitors bank accounts to ensure that all transactions are processed and recorded appropriately; follows up on deficit funds; ensures that assigned accounting program activities are carried out in accordance with established policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting standards. Reviews accounts receivable and general accounting audit documents. Identifies actual or potential problems and recommends corrective or preventative action; makes recommendations to increase efficiencies, implements changes and trains subordinates. Responds to requests for financial information from various external agencies and organizations. Maintains detailed knowledge of and ensures that all financial systems are functioning in accordance with prescribed standards and ensures that documentation is up to date. Works with IT staff on system upgrades, problem resolution and process improvement. Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and practices. Requires advanced reconciliation skills. Ability to apply accounting principles to the analysis of complex accounting issues; analyze and interpret accounting data; prepare clear, accurate financial and analytical reports; utilize problem-solving techniques in finding solutions to complex accounting problems; Demonstrated ability to supervise staff members. Demonstrated ability to work with various information systems including training staff in the use of systems, oversight of system upgrades and problem resolution. Knowledge of sound business practices and the ability to make sound recommendations regarding accounting activities. Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both orally and in writing within the campus community and with subordinates and co-workers. Additional work hours may be required during the Research Foundation audit period and at other critical times as needed. Must be able to take constructive criticism, prioritize workload and interact positively with co-workers and management. Regular attendance is required.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional accounting and supervisory experience in a non-profit organization, college, or other organization of comparable scope and complexity. Working knowledge of governmental and non-profit fund accounting methods and related laws, rules, and regulations. Experience in accounting for grants preferred. CPA or MBA strongly preferred. Governmental accounting/fund accounting experience is preferred.

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Stephanie Moreno