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Associate Director of Financial Reporting - (Administrator II) - Financial Reporting

Apply now Job no: 538168
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Francisco
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)



Working Title

Associate Director of Financial Reporting

Administrator Level (for MPP positions only)

This position is an MPP II in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the University Controller.

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.


Financial Reporting - University Accounting Services

Appointment Type

At Will

Time Base


Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM

Anticipated Hiring Range

$9,020.00 - $9,619.00 Per Month ($108,240.00 - $115,428.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the University Controller, the Associate Director of Financial Reporting is responsible for ensuring compliance with GASB, FASB, GAAP, Chancellor’s Office (CO) and State Controller Office (SCO) reporting requirements.  The position reviews the reporting package and the University financial statements; approving prepare-by-client schedules (PBC); and overseeing the annual GAAP audit, Information Technology audit, A-133 Federal Compliance audit, and Stand-alone audit. 


The position manages the University Chart of Accounts: creation and maintenance of the GL account structure; serves as functional subject matter expert and analyzes/interprets complex accounting data;

manages and leads the Financial Reporting Department in the implementation of new pronouncements under Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).  The position manages asset accounting and reporting and designs, implements and maintains internal controls on accounting systems and procedures and ensures compliance with all federal rules and regulations as well as compliance with all State of California, Cal State University and SFSU policies and procedures. The position understands and is knowledgeable about Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) requirements/law and reviews annual UBIT reports to CO.


Other responsibilities of the position include:

  • Supporting the Budget Office in preparing the University Quarterly Budget reporting and Annual Budget submission
  • Maintaining/updating revenue and expenses projections for the Debt Service Coverage Ratio for all self-support units to meet the state bond issuance requirement
  • Serving on Campus Finance committees as warranted to analyze accounting impacts and ensure the proper recording and documentation for financial transactions
  • Serves on EOC in the Finance and Administration section ensure the proper recording and documentation for financial transactions in cases of emergency
  • Other duties as assigned by the University Controller including financial analysis and financial data verification

Position Information

Structuring Work

  • Leads and manages Financial Reporting staff to achieve and excel in the performance of work assignments and in complying with GAAP, State and Chancellor’s Office requirements
  • Coordinates and collaborates within and across organizational lines to comply with accounting standards, policy, and procedures
  • Manages workflow processes in order to maximize efficiency and optimize department, division and University outcomes
  • Manages Financial Reporting Department to include but not limited to employee recruitment, retention, performance management (organizational and individual), training and development.
  • Promote, ensure, and enforce GAAP

Managing Talent

  • Manages Financial Reporting Department to include but not limited to employee recruitment, retention, performance management (organizational and individual), training and development.

Inspiring Performance

  • Foster and promote the Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University and User Friendly Principles. Promote, ensure, and enforce the application of appropriate industry professional responsibilities and ethical standards

Building Teams

  • Lead in providing accurate financial data to executive management University-wide committees and external entities

Using & Sharing Information

  • Campus GAAP coordinator
  • Perform analysis to help insure the proper recording and documentation for financial transactions for a successful close of GAAP financial records
  • Campus liaison to the Chancellor’s System-wide Reporting and Standards unit
  • Provides leadership and support for reporting of University financial data

Facilitating Change

  • Work with campus community for proper use of accounts
  • Other duties as assigned by the University Controller

Using & Sharing Information

  • Promotes understanding and ensures compliance with Federal, State, CSU, University and division policies, regulatory and statutory requirements
  • Provides support to University Controller for business process initiatives


  • Ability to interpret and apply accounting rules and regulations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or in a related field
  • 4 years of relevant managerial experience within Accounting/Financial Reporting
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Expert knowledge of MS Excel
  • Must work independently, be self-motivated, highly productive and a problem solver
  • Requires the ability to change priorities when needed and meet overlapping deadlines
  • Must understand and extensively utilize University financial software, Microsoft Office products, automated financial systems, complex spreadsheets, databases and query tools
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Finance system or other large ERP Systems
  • Ability to interpret and integrate complex financial data to formulate appropriate controls and courses of action, Extensive knowledge of accounting and reconciliation practices
  • Strong accounting and oral communication skills; Ability to manage confidential documents and matters; Comfortable handling multiple accounts and expense transactions
  • Ability to effectively use applicable judgement and fiscal integrity to address complex budgetary challenges and priorities 
  • Excellent organizational skills: Ability to work independently without direct supervision on day-to-day tasks
  • Demonstrated advanced utilization of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Holds a CPA license, MBA or Big 4 accounting firms experience a plus.
  • CSU experience, higher education experience or experience at an institution similar to the CSU system
  • Financial management of multimillion-dollar operations and capital programs, forecasting expenditures and revenue streams, contract management, and financial analysis skills in a public organization.


  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.
  • Ability to work outside of normal operating hours and travel to off-site locations as required.
  • Ability to use computers and other communications tools for extended periods of time.

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.

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


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU).  CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California.  Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception.  While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

CSU strongly encourages 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 are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

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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