Senior Accounting Technician

Mar 02, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

Senior Accounting Technician

Posting Number: 2014418S

Department: Administrative Services CAÑ (DEPT)

Location: Cañada College

Position Number: TBD

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $60,156 (annual) - $73,188 (annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Senior Accounting Technician performs accounting work primarily involved in the maintenance of accounts and records, preparation of financial reports and monitoring and analysis of accounting procedures for centralized or college finance operations. Under general supervision, the Senior Accounting Technician provides accounting and other financial documentation and information to staff at various levels regarding budget issues, accounting records and transactions, grants and other categorical funding, account balancing, general ledger, accounts payable and receivable and other areas of financial services. Public contact is moderate, primarily involving college and District staff; however, public contact may occasionally extend to other educational institutions, vendors, government agencies and organizations, for the purpose of exchanging information about account status, timelines and procedures. A moderate to high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to accurately apply prescribed guidelines and information to the resolution of a variety of minor and occasional major problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment could be costly in employee time; however, supervisory controls and well-prescribed procedures limit the risk of serious errors. A Senior Accounting Technician can lead the work of other staff and student assistants as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree in accounting or a closely related field
• Successful accounting clerical work experience of increasing responsibility that has included financial analysis and reporting such as full charge bookkeeping
• Skill in the use of spreadsheets, charts and a variety of computer software to format, compose and present accounting data, reports, correspondence and other documents
• Extensive public contact experience with people of diverse cultures, language groups and abilities
• Experience with training and leading the work of others
• Skill in the preparation and maintenance of financial and accounting records
• Experience with research and compiling data for, formatting, and preparing statistical, financial, accounting, and other reports and records
• Demonstrated skill in multi-tasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently
• Demonstrated skill in working as part of a customer service team

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interactions with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities
2. Knowledge of accounting practices, procedures, and terminology
3. Knowledge of the techniques that are commonly used in financial and statistical record keeping
4. Knowledge of fund accounting, budgetary and financial analysis and research procedures
5. Skill in the use of a database and a variety of computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat, to enter, modify, research, retrieve and format data and to prepare routine correspondence and other written materials
6. Skill in training and leading the work of others
7. Skill in working accurately under deadline pressure.
8. Skill in oral and written communication
9. Skill in the preparation of financial statements and comprehensive accounting reports
10. Ability to work independently with minimal direction
11. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer service team
12. Ability to compare complex data and analyze
13. Skill in drawing conclusions from the assimilation of a variety of data
14. Skill in attention to detail, memory, tact, and patience
15. Ability to adapt and be flexible
16. Ability to work under deadline pressure

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

First Review Date: 03/21/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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