Accounting Technician II

Torrance, California
Oct 10, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

El Camino College


Accounting Technician II

Req: C1718-032

Division: Fiscal Services

Close Date: 10/23/2017


Complete job description and application available online at:




Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, perform highly technical accounting duties in the preparation, maintenance and review of District accounting, budgetary and fiscal records documents and reports, assuring accuracy and conformance with established procedure. May also lead, train coordinate direction to other personnel as assigned.



Accounting Technician II performs highly technical accounting duties involving complete responsibility through financial statements for such funds as Auxiliary services, Bookstore, Food Services, and Foundation. Accounting Technician II accounts for the General Funds, Capital Outlay Fund, General Obligation Bond Fund, Self- Insurance Funds, Child Development Fund, Student Financial Aid Fund, Payroll Clearance Fund and all specially funded programs and projects. Accounting Technician II is responsible for coordination of registration process, maintenance of budget records system, and compilation and filing of all state and federal tax returns.



Perform highly technical accounting and auditing work in the preparation, maintenance and review of financial records, accounts and reports; assure compliance with applicable rules, regulations policies and procedures.

Prepare and maintain a variety of comprehensive financial and accounting records, ledgers and reports; audit accounts as necessary to assure proper internal controls.

Provide work direction and guidance to assigned personnel; assist in selecting and training student and casual help; assure the timely completion of duties assigned to the unit.

Provide information to District personnel regarding audit requirements and accounting records, procedures and errors; answer questions and resolve problems related to assigned programs and accounting functions.

Maintain and monitor assigned accounts; post data and maintain journals and ledgers; reconcile, adjust and balance assigned accounts; audit deposits; transfer funds as necessary between various funds and accounts.

Audit or advise clerical staff regarding various documents involved in financial transactions such as invoices, requisitions, purchase orders, warrants, checks and receipts.

Review financial documents and reports to assure accuracy, completeness and compliance with applicable regulations, requirements and established procedures, make adjustments and corrections as necessary.

Compile information and data and prepare a variety of financial, accounting and budgetary reports and statements.

Coordinate communication and accounting activities with other District departments and personnel, governmental agencies, auditors and vendors.

Operate a variety of office equipment and machines such as personal computer, computer terminal, typewriter, calculator and microfiche reader printer.

Perform related duties as assigned.




Accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures. Financial and statistical record-keeping techniques.

Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Applicable sections of State Education Code and other applicable laws. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Operation of a computer terminal and personal computer. Technical aspects of field of specialty.

Oral and written communication skills.



Perform technical accounting and auditing work in the preparation, maintenance and review of District financial records, accounts and reports assuring compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Apply auditing and financial record-keeping techniques.

Prepare financial statements and reports.

Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Review and verify data with speed and accuracy.

Process account transactions accurately.

Operate a variety of equipment and machines such as computer terminal, typewriter, calculator and personal computer.

Maintain records and prepare reports.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Meet schedules and time lines.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Work independently with little direction.

Provide work direction and guidance to others.



Any combination equivalent to: two years of college-level course work in accounting or related field and three years increasingly responsible experience in the preparation and maintenance of financial records and reports.



May require a valid California driver's license.



Typical office setting.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard. Exchange information in person and on the telephone. Sit for extended periods of time.

Lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

Move from one work area to another as needed.

High volume telephone usage.

Extensive computer work.


SALARY RANGE $4,359 to $5,590 per month.

Employees contribute 6.50% - 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).



This position is designated as a full-time, twelve-month classified. Excellent fringe benefits include eight 32- hour workweeks during the summer. Working hours will be Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis test results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.



Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date: 1) Online application:

2) Resume - Resumes are NOT accepted in place of any part of the application and you should complete all sections of the application even if the entries duplicate information on your resume.

3) Pertinent transcript(s) in pdf format as stated in the job qualifications if applicant holds one. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:

Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

If you should need assistance please call (310) 660-3593 Ext. 3807 or visit the office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. PST (pacific standard time).


CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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