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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time
Position Description

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the UAR Director, the incumbent will provide professional level accounting services requiring general knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and practices. Accounting services include classifying, examining, analyzing, reconciling, and reporting financial transactions for internal and external reporting as required by the Legal basis of accounting for the State of California, and GAAP accounting. Additional responsibilities may include supporting the audit function, system processing, and maintenance of associated administrative systems, implementing appropriate fiscal policies and procedures, identifying and implementing new technologies in support of these business processes; providing guidance in fiscal matters relative to areas of responsibility; presenting at systemwide or user group training, workshops and meetings, and involvement with various CSU committees or representing the University on various accounting matters.

Department Summary

University Accounting and Reporting (UAR) is an office within the University Financial Services department in the Administration and Finance division. UAR provides accounting and finance services to the university’s students, staff, and faculty.

Key Qualifications

  • General knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Ability to interpret and follow instructions and policy guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others inside and outside the unit, including conveying technical information to non-accountants.
  • Ability to examine financial documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with established policies and procedures and general accounting standards.

Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field. (Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the required knowledge and abilities, may be substituted for the required education).

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range:$63,000 - $73,500 annually

Classification Range: $50,892 - $95,352 annually

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

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 Cal Poly. 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 Cal Poly has designated 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.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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