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NOTE: The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. 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 and questions may be sent to

Accountant II

Apply now Job no: 509653
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time


Job Summary

The Accountant II position involves the application of accounting principles and practices to the resolution of a variety of accounting functions and/or problems. The Accountant II is responsible for financial reports and statements and/or analysis requiring in-depth understanding and interpretation in the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and compliance reporting requirements. The Accountant II is responsible for the work direction of Accountants I and other Professional and Technical staff in Accounting Services.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that assigned accounting activities are carried out in accordance with established policies and procedures and general accounting standards
  • Recommend changes to and assist with the documentation and maintenance of business processes, standards and procedures
  • Developing financial statements and reports
  • Correcting and reconciling account balances to external data
  • Identifying actual or potential problems and recommending corrective or preventative action
  • Interpreting new and existing federal and state regulations relative to their assigned area of responsibility
  • Providing consultative services to campus administrators in resolving accounting problems
  • Predicting the effects of change in operating programs
  • Provides training, guidance, and assistance to Accountants I and other professional and technical staff


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP
  • Ability to present statistical and mathematical data
  • Advanced knowledge / proficiency with current word processing and spreadsheet, software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of record management systems
  • General understanding of internal control methods
  • Working knowledge of federal student financial aid annual reporting requirements, and quarterly grant reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of Accounts Receivable and Billing, Chargebacks, and AR Aging including collection of AR and reconciliation of Related Party transactions
  • Ability to apply accounting principles to the analysis of complex accounting problems
  • Ability to prepare dear, accurate financial statements and reports
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities

Required Qualifications

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


Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years hands on accounting experience



Classification: Accountant II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,717/month - $6,167/month
Salary 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 Employee Benefits Summary.


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: January 12, 2022 through February 1, 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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University Personnel


CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

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Last Updated Sep 13, 2021