Capital Project and Systemwide Revenue Bond Accountant

California State University Office of the Chancellor
August 6, 2022
Long Beach, CA
Job Type


Capital Project and Systemwide Revenue Bond Accountant

Chancellor's Office

Job ID: 516180

Job Title:
Capital Project and Systemwide Revenue Bond Accountant

Appointment Type:

Time Base:

Date Posted:
July 6, 2022

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Benefits Link:
CSUEU (Unit 2, 5, 7, 9)

Link to Apply Online:

Campus Employment Homepage:

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 Project 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 $4,161 to $8,030 per month.


Accountant II

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Capital Project and Systemwide Revenue Bond Accountant to independently lead campus communication and guidance efforts and complex financial reporting in the Revenue Bond & Capital Projects unit. This team is responsible for maintaining budgetary and 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: ensures program activities are carried out in accordance with established policies and procedures and general accounting standards; corrects and reconciles account balances to external data; identifies actual or potential problems and recommends corrective or preventative action; develops financial statements and reports; predicts the effect of changes in operating programs; interprets new and existing regulations, policies and procedures relative to assigned responsibilities; provides consultative services to colleagues and campuses in resolving accounting problems; recommends changes to and assist with documentation and maintenance of business processes, standards and procedures. Incumbents may be assigned responsibility for providing training, guidance, and assistance to other employees and may provide work direction to other professional and/or technical staff.


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

Lead or perform campus communication and guidance efforts.

  • Identifies actual or potential problems and recommends corrective or preventative action.

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

  • Prepare and provide training, guides, and recommends changes to and assist with documentation and maintenance of business processes, standards, and procedures.

  • Provide active support in analyzing and preparing communication and guidance.

Lead or perform analysis of financial data and reports.

  • Review financial documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with established policies, procedures, and general accounting standards.

  • Reconcile reports and financial data with financial statements on file.

  • Correct and reconcile account balances to external data.

  • Review or prepare journal entries.

  • Review or resolve problems associated with incorrect journal entries.

Lead or perform the preparation of financial statements and the related schedules for the Systemwide Revenue Bond Program.

Annual GAAP audit.

  • Lead or perform the preparation of financial statements and the related schedules for complex Systemwide Revenue Bond Program audit package.

  • Coordinate preparing prepared-by-client schedules and supplementary schedules.

  • Independently identify necessary GAAP journal entries and lead in its preparation including supporting documentation.

  • Prepare and assist in the preparation of the fluctuation analysis for management and audit requirements.

  • Act as a liaison to external auditors.

Other Reporting

  • Prepare reports, as assigned.

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

Perform Ad Hoc reporting and Other Projects, as needed.

  • Special reporting or research projects as needed.

  • Assist in implementing and completing various analysis in support of the department of Systemwide Financial Standard & Reporting.

  • Serve as backup and support to the department in the event of staff absences.

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


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 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 July 20, 2022. 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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