Accounting Technician

Job description

Accounting Technician

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: FCC915

Location: Fullerton College

Department: Campus Accounting (FC)

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)

Job Description:

Coordinates accounting activities for an assigned area or department; ensures compliance with accounting principles and standards; makes recommendations to changes in procedures as necessary; reconciles and balances accounts and bank statements for assigned area or department.

Monitors accounting activities of assigned categorically-funded programs; prepares expenditure and progress reports as requested and assists on year end closing process.

Prepares and processes various documents involved in financial transactions, such as invoices, requisitions, journal entries, purchase orders, budget transfers, contract agreements, and bids.

Prepares, audits, and analyzes invoices for payment; such as requisitions, petty cash vouchers, and mileage and travel expense reports; may process payments for payroll, loans, grants, and reimbursements, and may issue checks as required.

Prepares and maintains a variety of complex financial and accounting records, ledgers and reports; audits accounts as necessary to assure proper internal controls.

Audits financial documents to assure accuracy, completeness; conduct research to resolve discrepancies as necessary.

Coordinates communication and accounting activities with other departments and personnel, governmental agencies, private agencies and vendors.

Provides information to District personnel regarding various records, budgets, accounts and programs; answers questions and resolves problems related to assigned program or accounting function.

Maintains and files a variety of financial and accounting records, forms, listings and files; operates a variety of office equipment and machines such as calculators, computers, and copiers.

Trains and provides work direction and guidance to others as directed.

Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:
This position is responsible for performing technical and complex accounting duties in the preparation, maintenance and review of various District or campus financial records, accounts, invoices, purchase orders and reports to assure accuracy and conformance to established policies and procedures.

Working Relationships:
The Accounting Technician maintains frequent contact with various departments, staff, students and outside vendors, agencies and financial institutions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures

Knowledge of financial and statistical record-keeping principles

Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment

Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives

Knowledge of applicable sections of State Education Code and other applicable laws

Knowledge of computer-based accounting systems

Knowledge of various computer software programs

Ability to interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment such as calculator, computer, copier, etc.

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to understand scope of authority in making independent decisions

Ability to review situations accurately and determine appropriate action according to established guidelines

Ability to train and provide work direction to others

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:
Coursework must be verifiable on a legible transcript.

Desired start date subject to change.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED, supplemented by college courses in accounting

Minimum two (2) years increasingly responsible work experience in accounting and/or banking

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications:

Working Conditions:
College or District business office or customer service area; subject to sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); repetitive use of upper extremities including hand coordination activities.

Salary Range: $4,240 - $5,139 per Month

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:

Posting Number: 2015237P

Open Date: 04/04/2018

Close Date: 4/18/2018

Special Instructions Summary: This is a classified position subject to a one-year probationary period. Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The applicant selected for the position will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or coursework are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

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Posted: 4/6/2018
Application Due: 4/20/2018
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