Accounting Specialist (One or More Positions)

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South Orange County Community College District

Accounting Specialist (One or More Positions)

Job Close Date:    03/16/2018



PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at


Classification Benefits:    

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).


Summary Description:

Under direction from higher level supervisory or management staff, performs complex technical accounting tasks within an assigned accounting area; establishes, monitors and maintains accurate and current records and reports on assigned activities; ensures compliance with various federal, state and district practices, policies, procedures and regulations; and coordinates and communicates various accounting activities with other district department personnel, private agencies, vendors and students.


This is the journey level class in the Accounting Specialist series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Senior Accounting Specialist in that the latter performs the most complex clerical accounting functions at the paraprofessional level requiring principles of accounting and bookkeeping as well as significant directly related and progressive experience. Employees at the Accounting Specialist level are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.


Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of general accounting and auditing. 

• Methods and techniques of financial recordkeeping and reporting. 

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. 

• Mathematical principles. 

• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Pertinent federal, state, and local rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and practices.


Ability to:

Perform technical accounting tasks requiring independent judgment and initiative. 

Audit, review, analyze and reconcile assigned accounts, ledgers and reports. 

Assure compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. 

Analyze, determine and recommend an effective and efficient course of action to address a given situation. 

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. 

Understand and follow oral and written communications. 

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field.



Three years of responsible clerical accounting experience.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  






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Posted: 3/2/2018
Application Due: 5/1/2018
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