Colorado State University - CSU is hiring a

Accountant I

Fully Remote Accountant I

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Regular Full-Time


The Accountant I will report to the Assistant Controller and will perform a variety of technical accounting duties that require the application of accounting theory and practices. The position will prepare complex journal entries, assist with monthly and year-end close and analysis of financial results. When needed, this role will also be responsible for assisting the payroll specialist with the monthly payroll process.


Colorado State University Global is committed to advancing student academic and professional success in a global society, by providing access to dynamic education characterized by excellence, innovative delivery technologies, industry relevance, and strong stakeholder engagement. We set the standard for quality and innovation in higher education because of our core values. Our values make an impact.

Innovative Thinking: We identify opportunities to facilitate student and CSU Global success through the execution of transformative industry methods and progressive solutions that are effective, efficient, and innovative.
Mission Focused: We drive student success in a global society through education, services, guidance, and experience.
Professional Development: We are a learning organization that is always evolving and are committed to the professional development of our faculty, staff, and students.
Accountability: We take ownership of performance across all levels and functions of the organization creating an excellent stakeholder experience.
Care: We engage with care in all that we do, creating an inclusive environment to ensure that we are treating each person as an individual and respecting the needs and wants of staff, faculty, and students.
Teamwork: We don’t just talk about teamwork; we exhibit it in the way that we interact, collaborate, consult each other, resolve issues, and respect each other’s contributions.


  • Prepare and post journal entries as part of the monthly and annual close process.
  • Manage the university’s purchase order and procurement process to include the creation of purchase orders.
  • Assist with the accurate processing of accounts payable invoices and purchase card expenses.
  • Assist the Assistant Controller with the preparation and distribution of financial and managerial reports to executive leadership and department heads.
  • Prepare year-end financial statement exhibits and schedules as required by the Colorado State University System and the Office of State Controller.
  • Administrate the university’s travel and expense reimbursements in accordance with CSU Global’s policy and procedures.
  • Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assist the payroll specialist with the monthly payroll process, when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned and needed.


  • None.


  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, independently and as a member of a team, especially in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) standards, and State Fiscal Rules.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with large amounts of data, to drill down into accounting report details, and to make decisions on accounting data within the Federal, state and CSU System guidelines and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage vendors and/personnel to deliver financial reports and accounting information on time while enforcing accounting standards and CSU Global policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external constituents, including Board members, and audit firms.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility – Requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Time Management & Organizing, Planning & Prioritizing Work – Managing one’s own time and the time of others and developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Database user interface – Comfortability using technology and is adaptable to quickly learning new software.
  • Computer skills:
    • Proficient in cloud-based financial accounting systems.
    • Proficient with e-mail and cloud-based document systems (e.g., Google applications).
    • Highly proficient with standard word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.


  • Position is fully remote with less than 5% travel to Aurora, Colorado for on-campus activities that may require the individual to attend.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to touch, handle or feel, and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to spend long durations of the workday in front of a computer monitor.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or similar fields.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in accounting, preferably in higher education.
  • CPA candidate is preferred.

Additional Information


CSU Global offers employer contributions to medical, dental, group life, AD&D coverage, Wellness benefit and training & development opportunities. Additional employee-paid benefits are available for vision, FSA/HSA, voluntary life, and voluntary AD&D coverage, critical illness and accident insurance. CSU Global also offers a 401a retirement account with a generous employer match, 100% tuition assistance for CSU Global programs (Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees), paid sick time, paid vacation time, and 10 holidays per year. CSU Global employees are state employees and have access to the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) resources. Discounted pet insurance is also available.

Salary: $55,000 – $60,000


Applicants who advance through the hiring process will be asked to participate in the following: a pre-recorded video, job skills demonstration, and live interview(s) through video or in-person. The candidate appointed to the role(s)will be asked to complete and pass a background check. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the American with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. If you require an accommodation to CSU Global’s hiring process, please respond email or call us at 303-515-6164.

Colorado State University System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements. In order to assist Colorado State University System in meeting its affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women, and other protected class members are encouraged to apply and to also identify themselves.

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