Business Operations Analyst

San Mateo
Apr 27, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

Business Operations Analyst

Posting Number: 2014436S

Department: Administrative Services CAÑ (DEPT)

Location: Cañada College

Position Number: 3C0178

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $79,848 (annual) - $97,116 (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.

This is professional work at the action level involved in the analysis, maintenance and auditing of college accounts and projects. The employee analyzes and prepares financial reports and records of revenues and expenditures; provides accounting advice to the College Business Officer (CBO) and senior account technicians and support staff; communicates results of financial analysis to CBO and management, makes recommendations for appropriate action and identifies problems and implements solutions. The Business Operations Analyst also provides professional accounting work at the action level involved in the analysis, tracking, maintenance and auditing of all funds, accounts and projects for the college.

Under supervision, the Business Operations Analyst position is responsible for administrative management and carrying out technical responsibilities involving a variety of business operations for Canada College with established standards and practices. This includes performing complex and detailed accounting work related to auditing, processing, and maintaining manual and online employee payroll and related employment records for classified hourly payroll; administering, coordinating, and tracking the college's business contracts, including Independent Contracts; and insuring appropriate insurance program standards are applied to business contracts; oversees procurement card program for the college.

Public contact is extensive and involves staff at various levels within the organization, legal counsel, other educational institutions, governmental, funding and compliance agencies, students and the general public, for the purpose of exchanging technical, policy and other information. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to maintain, select and analyze financial data in order to make original recommendations and to resolve a variety of minor and potentially major problems that occur. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in employee time, public relations and/or institution funding; however, administrative controls limit the risk of serious consequences. A Business Operations Analyst can direct the work of accounting, paraprofessional, clerical and other staff as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or a closely related field
• Successful work experience of increasing responsibility that has included financial analysis and reporting, project budgeting, planning, and design
• Skill in the use of spreadsheets, databases, presentation, and other software to compose and design reports
• Extensive public contact experience with people at various levels within an organization who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities
• Demonstrated skill in effective written and oral communication, including public speaking and persuasive communication
• Possession of a valid California Driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures
2. Knowledge of State Education Code, State budget, accounting policies, and other applicable regulations
3.Knowledge of grant and categorical funding resources available to institutions of higher education
4. Knowledge of financial analysis and research procedures; skill in designing, developing, evaluating, and monitoring financial systems
5. Skill in the development and use of a variety of spreadsheet and other software instruments to conduct financial analysis and prepare reports
6. Skill in planning, organizing, and coordinating the work of accounting and support staff, technical resources, and other staff from various constituencies and levels within the organization
7. Skill in training, directing, and evaluating the work of others
8. Skill in oral and written communication, including public and persuasive speaking
9. Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities
10. Ability to strategically-plan, organize, prioritize and implement multiple-tasked projects with similar timelines and anticipated outcomes

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: 05/12/2017

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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