Trust Accountant (513175)
The California State University
San Jose
hace 4 horas

Description : Job Summary

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Administrative Services for Facilities Development & Operation and receiving work lead direction from the Senior Accounting and Business Services Specialist, the Trust Accountant is primarily responsible for providing financial support for a large and complex organizational unit.

This position is responsible for ensuring effective financial systems and controls, monitoring and reporting financial status, and conducting analysis and providing useful information on budget development and accounting reconciliations, trust / escrow accounting, financial policies and procedures, and cost allocations.

Position is required to work often with complex multiple funding sources and contract accounting issues.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reconciles monthly payments and monitors the status of funds and adhere to accounting principles that are in compliance with Federal, State and GAAP requirements
  • Coordinates the University’s annual utilities budget and monthly cost allocation process
  • Provides monthly analysis and long range and financial projections
  • Ensures complete and accurate records of receipts and disbursements for the Joint University escrow agreements including capital renewal and maintenance funds
  • Analyzes prior year spending and provide 2 year prior actuals, current year projection and 3 year future budget based on historical spend
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and annual financial status reports related to trust funds
  • Establish the initial and on-going financial reporting requirements for trust funds
  • Advises Managers / Buyers of status of requests within Requisition / PO / Change Order / AP system with respect to accounting status
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the construction industry and constructions documents
  • Ability to present financial information to all levels of staff and management
  • Advanced knowledge proficiency with current word processing and spreadsheet, software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and / or other types of records management systems
  • Interpretation and application of all related policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules or regulations
  • Must be able to accommodate a work schedule that varies according to operational needs and may include evening and weekend hours
  • Required Qualifications

  • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field or a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities
  • Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of progressively responsible budget, financial management experience, including the study, analysis, development, evaluation and improvement of administrative and financial management policies procedures and practices
  • Three years of experience working in Capital Project Accounting
  • Compensation

    Classification : Accountant II

    Anticipated Hiring Range : $6,096 / month - $6,972 / month

    CSU Hiring Range : $4,161 / month - $8,030 / month

    San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the .

    Application Procedure

    Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents :

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • All applicants must apply within the specified application period : April 14, 2022 through May1, 2022 . This position is open until filled;
  • however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

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