San Jose/Evergreen Community College District


Position #: 1700060

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcript Assoc Degree (Must include Award/Confer Date)

Opportunity Type:

Business Services

Posting Date:

First Review Date:

Work Location:
San Jose City College

Position Status:

Salary Range:
$58,664 - $71,580 Annual Salary (Range 100: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2015-2016). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

Benefits Available:
Excellent fringe benefit package includes District paid medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, sick leave and 17 paid holidays.

Position Summary:
The Senior Accounting Technician reports to the Business Services Supervisor at San Jose City College. The work schedule is 12 months per year; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. This classified position is grant funded and contingent upon yearly funding.

Position Purpose:

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Maintains a complete set of records of financial transactions by overseeing, reviewing, and entering transaction details onto an established program, project, and District-wide accounting system. 2. Reconciles cash accounts, fund balances, and specific balance sheet accounts; reviews revenue and expense accounts; reclassifies accounting transactions into proper account classifications. 3. Ensures that pre-established accounting controls are applied to balance sheets, fund accounts and special accounts according to generally accepted accounting principles. 4. Oversees, reviews and analyzes transactions including processed by others for accuracy, proper account coding or classification and allocation; follows up with vendors, suppliers, and agencies to reconcile transactions. 5. Reviews accounting items such as fixed asset balances, inventory, work-in-process, expenditures, cash, accounts payable and accounts receivable. 6. Prepares periodic reports of revenue and expense performance, asset balances, cash balances, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and other accounts that contribute to a complete accounting of the activity of the organization unit. 7. Prepares accounting reports documenting adjustments to account balances, detailing the transaction trail for audit purposes; assists internal and external auditors with the review of financial records and transactions. 8. Prepares work-in-progress reports depicting monthly account activity, year-to-date balances and variances; works with functional leaders to prepare narrative explanations of account activity. 9. Prepares periodic performance reports such as estimating revenues and expenses for current and anticipated administrative commitments; computing cost-of-service by allocating labor, materials, facilities, and services to accounts, and comparing financial data to operating results. 10. Compiles, categorizes, and organizes data to support cost accounting; develops standard costs for services and courses; analyzes accounting for special projects such as construction and remodeling. 11. Participates in budget development processes; collects and calculates projected revenue, expense, and cost-of-service information; monitors executed and approved budgets. 12. Participates in developing and reviewing adequacy of automated accounting systems. 13. Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position including those performed by lower level accounting technicians and clerks.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge: 1. Generally accepted financial accounting methods, practices, and College/program accounting practices and procedures; 2. Automated accounting systems based on relational databases including data structures; 3. Practices and techniques in accumulating cost accounting information, including allocation of accounting data to determine standard costs or rates; 4. Computer-aided spreadsheets, sufficient to prepare templates and financial reports; 5. Math skills sufficient to perform complex computations and statistics; 6. District organization, operations, policies and objectives; 7. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Skills and Abilities: 1. Prepare reports and communications; 2. Exercise patience and discretion in communications with others inside and outside the organization; 3. Communicate technical concepts to others, as needed; 4. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; 5. Trial balance financial summaries, account adjustments, prepare custom reports using PC based spreadsheets and relational databases; 6. Analyze accounting procedures and recommend improvements to document processing and automated systems and controls; 7. Initiate and conduct technical research, complete complex arithmetic computations, solve highly technical problems associated with financial transactions. 8. Understand and apply practices and methods used in financial auditing; 9. Prioritize and perform work in order to meet, monthly, quarterly and annual schedules and timelines; and 10. Carry out directions independent of close supervision.

Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:
1. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California driver's license.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. An Associate Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field.

2. Three years of experience in preparation and maintenance of accounting, financial and budget information.

3. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve ;and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

4. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Physical Demands:


1. Office and warehouse environment

Physical demands:

1. Requires sufficient hand-eye-arm coordination to use a keyboard and 10-key plus arm/hand movements to retrieve work materials and operate a variety of general office equipment. Requires visual acuity to read words and numbers. Requires auditory ability to carry on conversations over the phone and in person.

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District:
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of fall 2016, with enrollment of approximately 16,000 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 41%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 1%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse classified staff consisting of 40% Hispanic/Latino, 29% Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 20% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Human Resources/Employment Services, 40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 270-6414.

Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Info:

Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: Click "APPLY"):

1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District POSITION APPLICATION
2. COVER LETTER (Must state how you meet ALL the minimum qualifications in EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE as described in the job announcement Minimum Qualifications section. Also, state how you meet other qualifications)
3. RESUME, and
4. TRANSCRIPT(S) - NOT DIPLOMAS - (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees (having confer/award dates) or courses. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. If foreign degrees, must submit Equivalency Certification (See #6 of the Instruction Section below).

If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application at the later part of the application process.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Employment Services
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414 Fax: (408) 239-8818
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