Accounting Technician (Temporary)

Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

Accounting Technician (Temporary)

Posting Number: 2014419S

Department: KCSM (DEPT)

Location: College of San Mateo

Position Number: TBD

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: other

Salary Range: $21.76 (hourly) - $26.49 (hourly)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

The Accounting Technician performs senior-level accounting clerical work primarily involved in the maintenance of accounts and records, preparation of financial reports and monitoring and analysis of accounts for a college department. Under general supervision, the Accounting Technician provides information to staff regarding budget issues, account records, transactions, categorical funding, general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, and other areas of financial services. Public contact is moderate, and may include vendors, government agencies and organizations, for the purpose of exchanging information about account status, reports, timelines and procedures. A moderate to high degree of independent judgment and creativity is 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. An Accounting Technician can direct the work of other staff and student assistants as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate 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 preparation and use of spreadsheets, charts, and a variety of computer software to format, compose, and present accounting data, reports, correspondence and other documents
• Experience with researching and compiling data for, formatting, and preparing statistical, financial, accounting and other reports and records
• Extensive public contact experience with people of diverse cultures, language groups and abilities
• Experience with training and leading the work of others
• 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. Knowledge of accounting practices, procedures, and terminology
2. Knowledge of the techniques that are commonly used in financial and statistical record keeping
3. Knowledge of fund accounting, budgetary and financial analysis and research procedures
4. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities
5. Skill in training and leading the work of others
6. Skill in working accurately under deadline pressure
7. Skill in oral and written communication
8. Skill in the preparation of financial statements and comprehensive accounting reports
9. Ability to work independently with minimal direction
10. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer service team
11. Ability to adapt and be flexible
12. Skill in complex data comparison and analysis and drawing conclusions from assimilation of a variety of data
13. Skill in attention to and organization of detail
14. Skill in memory, tact, and patience

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits: Due to the temporary nature of this position, benefits are not included.

First Review Date: 03/27/2017

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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