Job No: 533613 Work Type: Management (MPP) Location: Pomona Categories: MPP, At-Will, Finance/Accounting, Full Time
Type of Appointment: Full-time, Management Personnel Plan (MPP I)
Anticipated Salary Range: $91,740 to $96,300 Annually (Commensurate with qualifications and experience)
Recruitment Closing Date: Open Until Filled
REQUIRED- All candidates must submit the following:
Resume or CV
The Financial Services department provides the following services to the University: general accounting and financial reporting, disbursements, third party billing/accounts receivable, external audit coordination, tax compliance, student aid accounting, cash receipts/cashiering, cash flow and investment management, PeopleSoft Finance, Procurement, Graphic Communications Services, Bronco Copy n' Mail, asset management, distribution services and license of facilities.
The Accounts Payable department is an organizational unit within University Accounting Services. The department is responsible for ensuring that disbursements are made in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and policies set forth by the State Controller's Office, CSU Chancellor's Office, and other state and federal agencies. The department must comply with appropriate state and federal tax reporting requirements. The Accounts Payable department works closely with General Accounting and Procurement Services. The department also communicates with on campus personnel and outside vendors on a regular basis to ensure payment processing is accurately performed and in alignment with all applicable policies and procedures. The Accounts Payable department plays a key role in the operations, enhancement, and upgrades to the campus PeopleSoft and Concur systems, as well as the forthcoming Procure-to-Pay implementation.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of Accounts Payable and Travel; including payment processing to ensure that expenditure authority, purchasing, travel and hospitality policies are enforced. Review and manage the workload of six (6) Accounts Payable staff, including recruiting, developing, and retaining individual staff members, ensuring adequate coverage is maintained to meet payment terms and customer expectations. Responsible for providing assistance, policy interpretation, and training to Accounts Payable staff and campus end users in areas including, but not limited to, payment processing, travel procedures, hospitality, and moving and relocation. Provide active leadership and strategic oversight to foster a customer-focused environment interacting with a variety of sources including departments, suppliers, peers, Accounts Payable staff, and management. Ensure customer requirements and expectations are executed timely and accurately, along with verifying that issues are resolved. Promote positive department morale by interacting with the team in a consistently professional manner.
Responsible for identifying regulations and other fiscal compliance requirements in the area of Accounts Payable and travel that must be adhered to and implement policies and procedures to ensure campus compliance. Document business processes for reference and consistent practice. Actively collaborates on strategic planning and procedural implementations for system upgrades/changes and process workflow. Develop reporting mechanisms and procedures and recommend improvements where necessary. Generate a variety of reports for analysis of data and/or distribution to management; receives and analyzes various reports and acts upon the data as appropriate.
Responsible for planning, program management and coordination of the university travel program, including developing and updating policies and procedures, campus user guides, training programs, oversight of the Corporate Travel Credit Card Program, identify opportunities to realize cost savings and ensure compliance with all CSU, campus, state, and federal legal requirements. System administrator and point of contact for the Concur eTravel system, including coordinating system upgrades and new module implementation, maintenance of audit rules, account maintenance, approval workflow, reporting and campus functional support.
Provide adequate back-up support for processes such as, pay cycle processing and approval, 1099 processing and reporting, and processing voids/stop payments when needed. Review and audit a high volume of complex invoices for appropriateness of payment, interpretation and application of accounting policies and procedures, internal controls, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Oversight of campus vendor management processing, including review for proper withholding and vendor profile approvals. Review and approve wire transfer payments within the campus banking institution.
Participates in the preparation of year-end closing procedures for both Legal and GAAP, including financial and operational audits, etc. Oversee and review the compilation of year-end expenditure accruals and preparation of audit working papers. Assist with external audit firm inquiries and locate supporting documentation, as requested.
Ensure compliance with all state and federal rules, tax regulations and guidelines as they relate to Accounts Payable. Collaborate with campus Accounting Manager and Tax Specialist regarding sales/use tax interpretation and application, 1099, non-California resident and foreign national withholding requirements.
Aid in the continual monitoring of the PeopleSoft finance system to ensure conformity with Legal, FIRMS, GAAP and GASB requirements; including oversight of the PeopleSoft Accounts Payable module, ensuring that functionality is fully tested and that all implementation and upgrade projects remain on target. Assist in the design, development, update, and maintenance of all applicable procedure manuals, including any campus level desk procedures manuals. Provide OnBase support for University Accounting Services to aid in maintaining compliance with the CSU and campus record retention policies. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of University Accounting Services and/or by the Associate Vice President of Financial Services to meet the operational needs of University Accounting Services and the University; which may entail research, documentation of department and university procedures to ensure proper internal controls are in place, additional account analysis and reconciliations, implementation of various systems to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of department operations, draft and facilitate campus-wide training over various subjects maintained by University Accounting Services, and aid in the update of the department website.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or closely related field.
Two to five years of professional accounting experience required; including at least one year of experience in a supervisory role.
Two to five years of professional accounting experience required. Extensive knowledge of public accounting industry standards, Legal, FIRMS, GAAP and GASB standards and basis of accounting. PeopleSoft queries and demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office programs, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Must possess strong problem solving, analytical, organizational and communication skills; with experience in financial analysis and reporting in a higher education environment.
Must possess excellent communication (verbal/written), interpersonal, problem solving, and customer service skills.
Experience in a university/non-profit setting using PeopleSoft applications
MBA is strongly desired.
Out of State Work
The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU's mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California's schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU's business operations almost exclusively reside within California. The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. For more information, go to https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/10899725/latest/.
Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment to final job candidates, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any information that the applicant submits for consideration regarding the criminal conviction history such as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate's conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. For more information, go to https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/13813878/latest/.
Employment Eligibility Verification
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Conflict of Interest
This position is a 'designated position' in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file financial interest disclosure forms subject to state regulations. For more information, go to https://www.cpp.edu/eoda-hr/departments/hrpar/coi.shtml.
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. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/v2/policy/10927154/latest/.
As a federal contractor, Cal Poly Pomona will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. For more information, see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision poster.
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at ADACoordinator@cpp.edu. For more information, go to Employment Notices.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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