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Housing Account Specialist (Account Technician II) - Housing, Dining & Conference Services

Apply now Job no: 532611
Work type: Staff
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title

Housing Account Specialist

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus.  Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be 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.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Housing, Dining & Conference Services (HDCS)

Appointment Type

This is a one-year probationary appointment.

Time Base

Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Anticipated Hiring Range

$4,080 per month – $4,533 per month ($48,960 - $54,396 annual)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

The Housing Account Specialist is responsible for the maintenance of financial integrity of the Student Accounts System through accounting; analysis and reconciliation of its activities; process fee payments and departmental deposits; use initiative/judgment in analyzing information and determining a course of action within established procedures.

The position performs a wide range of administrative and analytical duties.  In addition to processing payments received by Housing, Dining & Conference Services (HDCS)  for rent and meal plan payments from students in the bedspace program, rental payments from residential units at University Park South (UPS) and University Park North (UPN), and University Event Services programs related payments, the position is required to use initiative and judgment in analyzing information and determining a course of action within the specifications of standard practice and established procedures.

Position Information


  • Maintain financial integrity of the Student Accounts System through accounting, analysis and reconciliation of its activities
  • Research discrepancies and analyze records to make necessary adjustments
  • Advise and interpret residents/clients concerns regarding fees/charges based on the license agreement/contract and disputed fee/charges.
  • Utilize campus systems to process payments, reconcile, balance & prepare daily bank deposits
  • Monitor daily cash receipts & transactions
  • Liaison with the Bursar’s office regarding the cashiering systems and process


  • Produce financial reports and metrics 
  • Prepare, process and maintain documentation
  • Assist with move-in and move-out process
  • Provide support on notices

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of financial record-keeping, mathematical and general office methods, procedures, and practices.

In addition to the Accounting Technician I abilities, must be able to apply accounting procedures and practices to the analysis of basic accounting problems; analyze and interpret accounting data; apply problem solving techniques in finding solutions to basic accounting problems; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems, such as student accounting, cashiering and student financial aid; work independently; and make sound decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities.

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

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Equivalent to a four year degree with an emphasis in accounting or related field
  • Thorough knowledge of financial record-keeping, mathematical and general office methods, procedures, and practices.
  • Experience working within a public service-oriented environment
  • Ability to use initiative and judgment in analyzing information and determining a course of action within the specifications of standard practices and established guidelines
  • Ten key by touch, advanced knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Ability to organize, prioritize multiple tasks and complete a high volume workload to meet various deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and follow policies and procedures
  • Ability to communicate confidential information with sensitivity and discretion
  • Ability to review financial documents for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to standards
  • Compute and post transactions rapidly and accurately
  • Experience in cash handling, balancing and auditing
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail


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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


This position may be required to work nights and/or weekends.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions.  SF State 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.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

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. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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