Student Financial Services Specialist

Carson, CA

Posted: 11/4/19
Deadline: 11/7/19
Reference Number: 1680721

About This Organization

California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Job Duties

Under the supervision of the Manager of Student Financial Services, this position provides support to Student Financial Services under Accounting Services department. The primary function of this position is processing refunds, returned items, undelivered and stale dated checks, assisting students with interpreting their accounts in person, via email or by phone, explaining student fee and refund transactions, and reconciling and verifying payments are applied correctly. The position independently performs a wide variety of duties requiring initiative and judgment. It may involve assisting students with interpreting their accounts, explaining disbursements, while reconciling and verifying that payments are applied correctly. This position may provide support to Cashier’s Office.

The Accounting Technician II performs duties that include reviewing documents for accuracy, completeness, validity and adherence to standards; making arithmetic calculations; assigning transaction codes and preparing documents for processing; posting data to journals, registers, and ledgers; compiling, verifying, reconciling, analyzing, and summarizing information; maintaining records; preparing statements and reports. It will also read and explain university policies and regulations to students, faculty/staff, external agencies and the public.

Required Qualifications

Required Education: Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides
the required knowledge and abilities

Required Experience: Equivalent to three years of progressively responsible financial record- keeping experience which has provided the above knowledge and abilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
– Must have thorough knowledge and understanding of financial record-keeping methods, procedures, and practices, mathematical and general office procedures. General knowledge of governmental financial record-keeping methods. Must be able to read, interpret, apply and explain university, government or funding agency policies and procedures relative to the assigned area of responsibility.
– Must be able to apply accounting procedures and practices to the analysis of complex accounting problems; analyze and interpret accounting data; apply problem solving techniques in finding solutions to complex accounting problems; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; review documents and data for accuracy and completeness; post figures rapidly and accurately; trace and make correcting entries; prepare statements and reports which require utilization of a variety of sources; post information to journals, registers, and ledgers; assemble and compile data used in the preparation of financial reports and/or analysis; balance and reconcile assigned accounts; prepare trial balances; and enter codes and data into the computer and review computer output for accuracy; use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs (including WORD, EXCEL and Outlook), web browsers, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems, including student accounting, cashiering and student financial aid;
– Must work independently and exercise initiative and judgment in making decisions and analyzing information and determining a course of action within the specifications of standard practice and established guidelines; and make sound decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities.
– Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; exercise tact, courtesy, alertness, and good judgment in responding to others.
– Must be able to operate standard office machines, personal computers and/or automated accounting systems including intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
– Ability to read and write English at a level appropriate to this position.

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