Senior District Accounting Technician

Location
96049
Posted
Mar 10, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Senior District Accounting Technician
SHASTA COLLEGE

SALARY:	$3,761.00 /Month
OPENING DATE:	03/09/17
CLOSING DATE:	03/30/17 04:30 PM
DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To organize, direct and coordinate assigned projects and activities for the College business office, purchasing, and supply store; to analyze District accounts and fiscal transactions for compliance with established accounting and recordkeeping policies and procedures; to prepare financial statements and reports as required. Employees in this classification receive minimal supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. Employees in this classification may direct and oversee the work of others. This job class exercises responsibility for activities and operations of the District's business office, purchasing and supply store, and for ensuring the accurate and timely processing and maintenance of fiscal records and reports. This job class requires a high degree of technical and specialized knowledge and skills.

SUPERVISOR: Business Office Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Range 40 on the Classified Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday, 12 months per year.

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalPERS Retirement and an employee assistance program (EAP).

Employees have the option to contribute to:
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
- Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
- Disability Income Insurance
- Cancer Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Accident Only Insurance
- Critical Illness Insurance
For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please note that while classified employees accrue vacation their first six months, they cannot take vacation until after their first six months of employment pursuant to the California Education Code, Section 88197.

TYPICAL DUTIES, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:
Organizes, directs and coordinates activities and operations of the District's business office as assigned.
Complies with the College, Board, and Administrative Policies pertaining to the business office and supply store.
Directs, trains, and oversees the work of others in a lead capacity.
Provides technical guidance and assistance to staff regarding accounting methods, policies, procedures and requirements.
Performs technical accounting and auditing duties in the maintenance of District financial and accounting records and ledgers.
Balances District funds and checking accounts to established controls.
Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of a variety of complex statistical/financial statements and reports.
Reconciles District accounts, and records County statements and reports.
Reviews and verifies data processing financial reports for accuracy; reviews trial balances and initiates corrective action where needed to ensure proper adjusting and balancing of accounts/funds.
Audits ledgers and other fiscal records for technical and arithmetical accuracy and makes necessary corrections.
Processes transfer requests; performs necessary accounting functions to effect transfers for appropriate accounts.
Maintains journal ledgers and worksheets to provide full documentation for recordkeeping systems.
Reviews and processes District purchase orders; ensures that proper authorization, coding and availability of funds are obtained to meet purchase requests.
Acts as information source to staff, program managers, administrators, and others regarding District accounting policies, procedures, standards and requirements.
Proofs accounting codes, instituting corrections as needed and makes appropriate journal entries.
Prepares and/or directs the collection, sorting, compilation, and posting of invoices, warrants, claims, purchase orders, receipts and other data.
Assists with the preparation and implementation of the District budget.
Makes independent determination on accounting and financial recordkeeping problems applying appropriate rules and regulations.
Closes District books at end of fiscal year and processes closing adjustments and entries.
Establishes and maintains recordkeeping systems related to purchasing operations.
Coordinates services for office supplies and pursues web-based purchasing options.
Maintains list of suppliers and vendors.
Assists with preparation of quotes, bid packets, and specifications.
Assists in review of purchases for value, quality and expenditure, and compliance with District policy and procedures.
Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
The principles and practices of governmental accounting and recordkeeping as they relate to California school districts.
Laws and regulations pertaining to public school accounting functions to include the Community College Accounting Manual and Education Code requirements.
Modern office methods and procedures.
Data processing and its uses as applied to all facets of accounting and financial recordkeeping operations.
Purchasing requirements, limits and specifications.

ABILITY TO:
Effectively implement the principles and practices of governmental accounting and recordkeeping.
Analyze accounting and financial data and prepare clear and accurate financial statements and reports.
Recommend vendors based on District policy and requirements.
Operate standard office equipment and machines including typewriter, computer terminal, printer, calculator and adding machine.
Effectively and tactfully communicate in both oral and written forms.
Accurately analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in finance, budgeting and accounting, preferably in a community college district; supervisory experience preferred. Education
A.A. degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in accounting, business administration or a related field.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:
Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
Current resume
College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)

Attention Internal Applicants:
Internal candidates must also apply online and submit all required materials to be considered.
Internal candidates cannot attach evaluations OR letters of recommendation from administrators or Board of Trustee members.

After formal application has been made, all application materials will be screened.
Interviews will be by invitation only.
Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or phone interviews.
The District does not provide expense/travel reimbursement for this position.

New Classified Appointments will be placed at Step 1 on the Classified Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st if the hire date is before April 1, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

Longevity pay in accordance with Section 8.8 of the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.

For full application instructions and position description, click here

The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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