Accounting Technician I

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Job ID: 18-84
Job Title:
Accounting Technician I
Appointment Type:
Time Base:
Date Posted:
December 18, 2018
Closing Date:
January 15, 2019
Link to Apply Online:
Campus Employment Homepage:
(Job #18-84) Accounting Technician I, $2,710-$4,763/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, benefited, non-exempt, 12-month position with a one-year probationary period in the Accounting Unit of Financial Services.
Position Summary: Under the lead oversight of the Controller, the incumbent will perform a variety of general office, clerical, and accounting related duties in support of the Financial Services Accounting Department. The Position requires excellent attention to detail as the incumbent will be responsible for maintaining files, entering data, and reviewing documents for accuracy.
Duties: The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:
Compile and review financial documents for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to standards
Make mathematical calculations
Update and maintain spreadsheets (including entering, sorting, and calculating) and run and export queries and reports
Maintain files and records, and reconcile account balances
Compute and post numbers rapidly and accurately
Provide input to the modification and documentation of established procedures based on precedent and university policies
Communicate established university policies and procedures to faculty, staff, and the general public, referring them to the appropriate staff member when more extensive interpretation is required
Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to one year of clerical accounting or financial record-keeping experience OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
General knowledge of financial record-keeping, mathematical and general office methods, procedures, and practices
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
Problem solving
Attention to detail
Ability to:
Review financial documents for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to standards
Compute and post numbers rapidly and accurately
Maintain files and records
Identify, trace, and correct errors
Follow directions
Interpret and apply written rules and regulations
Establish and maintain effective working relationships across a diverse population, and with a range of campus constituents
Exercise tact, courtesy, alertness, and good judgment in responding to others
Use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs, integrated computerized systems, workflow programs, data warehouse, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems.
Read and write English at a level appropriate to the position
Work comfortably with frequent interruptions and changing needs within a busy office
Operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience using PeopleSoft
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials via Interfolio (link below):
Letter of Interest
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for at least three professional references
HSU Employment History Form (HSU Employment History Form: https://forms.humboldt.edu/employment-history-form)
CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW: https://apply.interfolio.com/58932
(NOTE: Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved).
Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. To be notified in the event this recruitment re-opens for a subsequent review of applications, send an email to careers@humboldt.edu that includes the job number (18-84) and applicant's last name in the subject line of the message.
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education--or activities only part of which are qualifying--will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.
Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at www.humboldt.edu.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.
Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

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