Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager


Classification: Management II
Department Name: Foundation Auxiliary Services
Job Number: FP2021-760
Status: Open Until Filled
Priority Screening Date:
Recruitment Status:

Position Description:
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University, Monterey Bay. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a nonprofit 501©(3) public benefits corporation that is a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University and was established in July 1994. The University Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State Population. The University Corporation at Monterey is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees.

POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Corporation Controller, the Accounting Manager manages the day to day accounting operations of the Corporation, supervises staff that perform accounting transactions, and reconciliations, manages special projects, provides operational support to the Corporation team and serves as one of the Corporation's subject matter experts on auxiliary accounting and financial reporting matters.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:


  1. Direct, manage, train, and supervise the Corporation staff for accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, purchasing cards, travel, general ledger, asset management, endowment support, banking reconciliation and related financial operations.
  2. Assure the proper recording and documentation of financial transactions, including allowability, deposits, A/P batches, periodic accruals and general ledger activity.
  3. Identify actual or potential problems and recommends corrective action or preventative action. Provides consultative services to campus administrators in resolving accounting problems.
  4. Interpret and implement new and existing federal and state regulations and university requirements. Computes and estimates the effects of proposed changes on operating programs or accounting operations and recommends improvements in accounting systems and procedures.
  5. Revise existing and develop new procedure and process improvements and implement to create efficiencies. Ensure procedures and training are being implemented and communicated.
  6. Respond to inquiries and requests from campus departments and auxiliaries and provides analytical support when needed. Instruct department managers and other system users on navigating the accounting software.
  7. Examine documents for conformance to established policies and procedures, GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) and GASB (Government Accounting Standards Board).
  8. Coordinate monthly, quarterly and year-end close and recording of accruals/deferrals and review documents for completeness, accuracy and proper accounting period.
  9. Oversee the financial and related compliance requirements, including, but not limited to, 1099s, 1042s, sales and use tax, CA non-resident withholding, and foreign withholding,



  1. Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the accounting department.
  2. Assist in other areas of Corporation accounting and finance as needed.
  3. Assist or prepare, analyze and interpret monthly, quarterly and ad hoc reports as needed.
  4. Perform other duties or special assignments as required.

PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT: Please note CSUMB and The Corporation are working remotely until at least July 2021; however, there are components of this job which are deemed essential on campus to supervise the Accounting staff. This position will report to the Ryan Ranch office, located off-campus, on a full-time or hybrid basis. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; maintain a consistent schedule of meeting daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines, and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials.

HybridOffice Location: 8 Upper Ragsdale, Monterey CA 93940Ability to work from home: adequate internet connection and ergonomically sound and quiet workspace required.
This position requires working on campus with students, staff, and faculty. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. Students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be encouraged and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have a qualified exemption. This requirement is effective at the beginning of the Fall 2021 term. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  1. Strong leadership, decision making and management skills and experience
  2. Strong knowledge of GAAP and GASB and practices involving governmental and non-profit organizations.
  3. Strong working knowledge of internal control standards and application, and governmental and/or non-profit accounting methods and related laws, rules and regulations.
  4. Demonstrable experience in assessing and developing procedures and processes.
  5. Ability to understand, apply and analyze data and documents for GAAP, GASB, office methods and procedures, applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and statistical and arithmetic presentation of data.
  6. Advanced technical skills with accounting enterprise systems, reporting, complex spreadsheets, databases, query tools, pivot tables and use of MS Office products.
  7. Strong problem-solving techniques for finding solutions and strong analytical abilities to apply accounting principles to complex accounting problems.
  8. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  9. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  10. Strong ability to change priorities when needed and meet changing and overlapping deadlines, along with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  11. Be a self-starter, able to work independently in a multi-task oriented environment, and professionally and diplomatically serve diverse constituents with equity, fairness and tact


Minimum Qualifications:
Education and experience:


  • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with a major in finance, accounting, business administration, economics, public administration, or a closely related field AND five (5) years of progressively responsible professional accounting and/or finance experience preferably in a non-profit, education or governmental organizations;



  • A combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities. Equivalent to a graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience. • Successful experience supervising and leading accounting operations.


Specialized Skills:



  • Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
  • Duties may require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. Must have own transportation, valid driver’s license, auto insurance, complete the Defensive Driving training and participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program.


Preferred Qualifications:



  1. Experience in a college or university, nonprofit or governmental environment.
  2. Experience utilizing the California State University version of PeopleSoft administrative systems (finance, student, human capital management) and a variety of connected and stand-alone systems or similar accounting and reporting systems.
  3. Experience with reporting systems such as Tableau, Crystal, Banner, MSAccess, or Revenuevision.
  4. Experience in working with professional development and training of staff.


Special Conditions of Employment:
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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an 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, or protected veteran status. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
University Corporation at Monterey Bay positions are “at-will” employment.
As of August 2, 2021, CSUMB and affiliated auxiliaries adopted the CSU Vaccination policy, requiring employees to submit proof of vaccination before working at an on-campus facility. A contingency of this offer is your ability to submit your vaccination status (proof of vaccination or exemption) to CSUMB’s secure portal.

Compensation and Benefits:
The University Corporation is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students, and the customers we serve. The annual range for this position is $85,000 – $108,000, commensurable with experience. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing:
Although CSUMB is located in a high-cost housing area, Schoonover Park rental homes are affordably priced. Monthly rent rates include cable television, garbage service, and sewer. Convenient floorplans, attractive interior appointments, and numerous community amenities make Schoonover Park Rental Homes an exceptional value. Schoonover Park is near the main campus, yet a tranquil world away. The community lies nestled in the secluded beauty of rolling coastal hills three miles east of campus. Living in one of the most desirable areas of California, you will enjoy the natural splendor and cultural abundance of the Monterey Peninsula. Quality of life begins with your home in Schoonover Park, and extends through every aspect of your California coastal lifestyle.

How to Apply:
To apply, visit

A completed online application and resume must be received by the University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.

For assistance or if you require accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center – first floor ( map). For additional campus information visit

For information regarding the University Corporation visit

The University Corporation is not a sponsoring agency for any positions.

The Corporation hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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California State University, Monterey Bay




(831) 582-3389

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4-Year Degree


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  • Finance, Operations


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