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Job ID: 1014129
Job Title:
Financial Systems & Reporting Analyst
Appointment Type:
Time Base:
Date Posted:
October 31, 2019
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
CSUEU (Unit 2, 5, 7, 9)
Link to Apply Online:
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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 Financial Systems & Reporting Analyst. 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 $4,693 to $8,489 per month.

Position Information
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Financial Systems & Reporting Analyst to lead the systemwide reporting to the state by evaluating and recommending systemwide procedures, standards and policies to meet financial reporting requirements; determining and making periodic changes required to the complex CSU systemwide tables regulating financial data collection to meet systemwide financial reporting requirements; independently determining and designing system edits to ensure data quality; analyzing financial data submitted by campuses and providing guidance to campus personnel to ensure data quality; preparing consolidated annual financial reports, both on the legal basis and GASB GAAP basis of accounting, required by the State Controller's Office (SCO); preparing, communicating and training campuses on the required data collection documents; determining the data necessary for the Facilities and Administrative Cost Proposal and preparing the document; and performing all calculations necessary in connection with the distribution of the state's pro-rata cost assessment.


Under the general direction of the Director, Legal Reporting & Tax, the Financial Systems & Reporting Analyst will:
-Lead systemwide reporting to the state including, evaluating and recommending systemwide procedures, standards and policies for financial reporting.
-Analyze and update all systemwide financial information systems classification tables and associated documentation, including CSU systemwide chart of accounts and tables.
-Prepare financial data for filing with the State of California and respond to questions about the submitted data.
-Provide support to campus users and other stakeholders, addressing questions and issues that relate to the financial information system.
-Collaborate with IT personnel to implement system requirements.
-Review campus data for accuracy and compliance with rules.
-By leveraging the capabilities of various software products, most prominently Excel, design solutions which assist management in compiling, analyzing and utilizing large amounts of data.
-Review and document internal and external financial reporting requirements.
-Analyze requirements, gather feedback, recommend implementation strategies, and document the results in the applicable format.
-Research, develop and maintain the assigned intranet websites and maintain financial reporting calendar.
-Collect data for and prepare Federal Facilities and Administrative Cost Proposal.

This position requires:
-Bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
-Minimum 4 years of experience in financial accounting and reporting or financial statement preparation and financial analysis, preferably in a higher education environment.
-Experience with accounting, automated accounting systems, and advanced knowledge of Excel, including macros.
-Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus.
-Demonstrated ability to understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop strategic solutions.
-Ability to independently work with a high degree of accuracy under tight timelines.
-Possess 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.

-Strong working knowledge of the design and development of complex automated financial systems and principles of relational databases.
-Experience with PeopleSoft, Hyperion, and/or Tableau.

Application Period
Resumes will be accepted until November 14, 2019 or until job posting is removed.

How To Apply
To apply for this position click on the link at the top of the screen.

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.

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.

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.