Financial Reporting Manager

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Chancellor's Office
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Financial Reporting Manager. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year.


The anticipated salary hiring range is up to $9,331 per month, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The salary range for this classification is $4,812 to $15,449 per month.


Administrator II

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Financial Reporting Manager to be responsible for overseeing the Systemwide financial reporting and analysis of the financial data from 23 campuses, Chancellor’s Office and 90 discretely presented component units. In addition, the Manager of Financial Reporting also supervises the monitoring of Systemwide financial reporting compliance, preparation of Systemwide journal entries passed down to campuses, performs technical research and training on new and upcoming accounting pronouncements and acts as a liaison for external audits.


Under the general direction of the Director, Financial Reporting, the Financial Reporting Manager will perform duties as outlined below:

Systemwide Financial Reporting and Analysis

-Prepare the annual CSU consolidated financial statements that includes the CSU’s 23 campuses, the Chancellor’s Office, and approximately 90 discretely presented component units.

-Supervise the analysis and review of campus financial data for reasonableness and conduct process improvement for the reporting database to meet reporting requirements as well as reconcile with systemwide data.

-Oversee the consolidation of the Statement of Expenditures of Federal Awards of campuses and the Chancellor’s Office for Single Audit Report.

-Provide training to campus GAAP managers and staff as a subject matter expert.

-Supervise the CSU GAAP reporting manual revisions and author new sections.

-Serve as the technical advisor on implementation of new GASB pronouncements.

-Develop solutions for complex reporting issues and improve the business processes.

-Provide guidance to campuses on financial reporting requirements and as an advisor on Systemwide reporting issues.

Systemwide Passdown Journal Entries/Schedules

-Supervise the preparation of the passdown journal entries/schedules to the campuses, including pension obligations, other post-employment benefits, long-term debt, state appropriations, investments, and other transactions.

Coordination of External Audits and Reporting Compliance

-Manage the preparation of audit schedules/reports requested by external auditors.

-Act as a liaison between the external auditors and the campus GAAP coordinators in communications on technical issues.

-Manage the preparation of the required GAAP financial information to the State Controller’s Office.

-Manage the preparation and serve as a contact person with campuses as it relates to the submission of the IPEDS financial survey reports to the federal agency.

-Provide management oversight of the review of the discretely presented component units financial statements and auditor qualifications.

-Supervise the monitoring and review of the completion of the corrective action plans of campuses, Chancellor’s Office and discretely presented component units arising from external audits.

-Oversee the review of the campuses’ compliance with Agreed-Upon-Procedures requirement of NCAA.

Preparation of Journal Entries and Reporting Package of Chancellor’s Office

-Manage the preparation of journal entries for Chancellor’s Office GAAP ledger to account for debt, investments, receivables, interest income, and capital lease obligations.


This position requires:

-Bachelor's degree in Accounting from a four-year institution of higher education is required, MBA preferred.

-Minimum of 5 years’ related experience in accounting, GAAP financial statement preparation/consolidation, and financial reporting and analysis.

-CPA certification is required.

-Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a supervisory role.

-Strong project management skills.

-Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

-Extensive knowledge of GAAP (GASB and FASB Standards) and familiarity with GAAS.

-Strong analytical and technical skills necessary for the performance of fluctuation, variance, projection, and trend analyses.

-Substantial and broad knowledge with business process policies and procedures (higher education industry experience preferred) needed to interpret and apply the effects of policies and rules to financial analyses and projections.

-Use of appreciable ingenuity and innovation to conceive new approaches and solutions to address complex accounting/reporting problems and issue.

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

-Good working knowledge of personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, and database software.

-Solid leadership and problem-solving skills.

-Detail oriented with good organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

-Public accounting experience is preferred.

-Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is preferred.

-CSU experience is highly desirable.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by July 5, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university 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 at (562) 951-4070.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States. The CSU Chancellor’s Office is not a sponsoring agency for staff and Management positions (i.e., H1-B VISAS).

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all Chancellor’s Office employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

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.

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

CSU Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Office of the Chancellor, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

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