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Accounting Manager
Priority Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt

The Accounting Manager manages the day-to-day activities of the accounting department. Supervises the accounts payable and accounts receivable functions, maintains corporate financial operations and records, prepares financial reports and performs other work as required.


  • Assists in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department
  • Coordinates the annual independent audit including preparing financial statements which are audited
  • Coordinates the filing of annual tax statements at the federal (forms 990 & 990T) and state level (forms 199 & 109)
  • Coordinates the annual independent Children’s Center compliance audit
  • Audits departmental accounting data, identifies and corrects errors, identifies and computes accruals, applies accounting principles to transactions and recommends revisions in departmental accounting procedures to ensure conformance with applicable statues, laws, A.S. polices and General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Designs and implements internal control systems for all departments to ensure the safeguarding of A.S. assets and ensures all transactions are conducted in accordance to these procedures
  • Ensures distribution of accounting documents and monthly financial reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensures functions of accounts receivable and deposits are performed in a timely and accurate manner. Ensures past due accounts are collected in a reasonable and timely fashion
  • Ensures the functions of accounts payable, purchasing, and oversight of the student organizations are performed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Reviews payment requests to ensure they meet established documentation standards
  • Ensures fixed asset records are current and reconcile to accounting records. Ensures fixed asset records are audited at least annually
  • Ensures subsidiary journals reconcile to general ledger
  • Ensures all necessary entries are made to the accounting records including monthly bank entries, reserve transactions entries and any correcting entries. Ensures that all month end tasks are completed
  • Additional responsibilities include administration, customer service & collaboration, safety and staff management.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business or related field from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Six years of experience in keeping and reviewing general ledgers
  • Four years of experience supervising employees required
  • Experience with computerized accounting systems preferred
  • Experience with Sage Accounting software is a plus


Starting Range: $85,000 – $95,000 per year, Exempt


This is a regular, full-time position with expected hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking around campus. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.


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.

This position requires the individual to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers. This person will also spend time filing and have to do some lifting of supplies and materials from time to time, including banker boxes and files.

Summary of Benefits

Full-time Employment Application Process


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Drop off completed documents at:

Associated Students Office
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Suite 320
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive,
San Diego, CA 92182-7800

Job description and application documents are also available at the Associated Students Office or call 619-594-6555 to have the application documents mailed to you.

Selection Process

The selection process generally takes 3 to 6 weeks after the priority consideration date; applicants will be contacted only for additional information or to schedule an interview.

Background Check

A background check (including a criminal records check) may be required for this position and must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Associated Students of SDSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current A.S. employees who apply for the position.

The Associated Students is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion (to include religious dress practice and religious grooming practice), color, sex (to include breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, military status, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other protected group. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.