Accounting Specialist


Position: Accounting Specialist
Reports to: Accounting Manager
Classification: Non-Exempt
Pay rate: $23.00-$24.00 per hour

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Fielding Graduate University seeks a full time Accounting Specialist to work out of our administrative headquarters in Santa Barbara, California

As a member of the Accounting and Finance team, the Accounting Specialist performs a variety of tasks which include maintaining accurate financial record and general ledger accounts, applying generally accepted accounting principles, preparing journal entries and reconciling balance sheet accounts. The Accounting Specialist will utilize computerized accounting system and spreadsheets tor post journal entries, research transactions and to compile data for analytical reports. This position will maintain department files, provide support for government reporting, tax filing and department administration.

Applicants will have an Associate’s degree (A.A.) in Accounting or related subject. This position requires account analysis, reconciliation, and/or bookkeeping experience. A solid accounting foundation with a good understanding of GAAP is highly desired.

The ideal candidate must have outstanding organizational, problem solving and math skills and computer skills must include intermediate level excel and word processing and accurate data entry. Applicants must have familiarity with accrual accounting, standard financial policies and procedures, and knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Ability to learn federal regulations related to grant accounting and experience with computerized accounting systems is desired.

Fielding employees enjoy a friendly and dynamic environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits which include a 37.5 hour work week, 14 paid holidays per year, 2 weeks of vacation per year, 12 paid sick days per year, medical/dental/vision insurances, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement contributions after one year of service, Childcare Assistance, Tuition Assistance, life insurance coverage, and professional development opportunities.

Fielding Graduate University is committed to social justice and diversity, and encourages individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Application Instructions:
Fielding Graduate University utilizes ADP Workforce Now for online applications. You will be prompted to create a user name and password to initiate the application process. Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded. Applicants are encouraged to have their employment history, educational information, and professional references on hand while completing the application. The online application process takes approximately 30 minutes. Upon completion, applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via email.

Fielding Graduate University is an innovative global community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world. We do this by providing exemplary interdisciplinary programs within a distributed and relational learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry and leading to enhanced knowledge. Fielding has approximately 1,050 students and 150 faculty members residing throughout the United States and internationally. Please visit our website at to learn more.