Senior Accounting Analyst - Business Services

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Modesto Junior College


Senior Accounting Analyst - Business Services

Salary: $4,944 to $6,322 per month- Range 41 (2017-18 Classified Salary Schedule)

40 hours per week, 12 months per year. 

8 hours per day, 5 days per week 

May include evening and weekend hours


Appointments are hired at the first step of the range. The second step is paid after the first year of satisfactory service with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum sixth step.

Deadline: 04/24/2018


Complete job description and application available online at:       



Under direction, performs complex professional accounting duties for the District’s Auxiliary Fund Accounts; provides a professional level accounting and analysis of financial records; compiles data and information for budgets and special financial reports; provides support and training to accounting staff as well as managers and support staff throughout the District and performs related work as assigned.



This is the advanced journey level class in the professional accounting analyst series within the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD). Incumbents at this level are expected to perform complex professional fiscal analysis, auditing, and accounting duties in a highly independent manner and have a comprehensive knowledge of YCCD’s systems, accounting, and budgeting practices to manually create a variety of financial statements, complete audit reports, purchase and analyze stock and other duties that require a thorough financial knowledge. The position may exercise technical or functional supervisor over lower level positions.

This class is distinguished from the Accounting Analyst classes in that incumbents in the latter class perform journey level accounting analyst duties and work under close supervision.



Under the general supervision of the MJC Business Services Manager or higher-level manager, where assigned duties require the exercise of judgment or choice among possible actions, sometimes without clear precedents and often with concern for the consequences of the action.

This position does not perform any direct supervisory functions: may provide functional lead responsibility for purposes of training or instructing others.


Minimum Qualifications    

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The knowledge and ability requirements are representative of essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions of the position.

Knowledge of:

• The full range of functions, policies, and professional principles related to accounting, auditing and financial reporting.

• Budget preparation and control, and statistical methods

• Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

• Financial statement preparation.

• Federal and State categorical reporting procedures.

• Complex accounting record systems, with emphasis on general ledger accounting structures.

• Data processing applications relevant to business management and accounting; standard business computer software such as spreadsheets, word processors, and database management systems.

• Principles and practices of effective lead supervision.

• Complex methods and techniques of financial analysis.

• Complex methods and techniques of general ledger reconciliation.

• Operations and services of an academic financial aid program, including federally funded grant administration.

• Effective communication techniques and strategies.

Ability to:

• Perform a variety of complex professional accounting, financial analysis, and auditing functions.

• Perform budget, grant, and contract analysis preparation and monitoring.

• Initiate and process journal entries for assigned program accounts.

• Analyze and make effective recommendations regarding financial, budgeting, and accounting procedures.

• Record and disburse assigned monies among various program accounts.

• Reconcile and electronically file appropriate income tax forms.

• Perform a variety of complex accounting functions Prepare year-end closing entries for assigned program accounts.

• Establish and maintain appropriate accounting procedures according to federal and state requirements.

• Prepare a variety of clear and concise administrative and financial reports.

• Maintain and update a variety of accurate financial records, logs, charts, and other documents.

• Reconcile general ledger accounts.

• Plan, organize, direct, and review the work of staff in the unit.

• Understand and independently carry out complex oral and written instructions.

• Adapt standard business accounting principles to college/district situations.

• Administer diverse accounting and financial systems.

• Perform arithmetical calculations with speed and accuracy; operate available technologies as administrative tools.

• Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.

• Establish priorities for own workload based on need for immediate action, work objectives, and work schedule.

• Work under pressure and make decisions in accordance with established procedures while organizing and performing work independently.


Education and Experience:

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities are:

Pattern I

• Experience: Two years equivalent to an Accounting Analyst at YCCD.

Or Pattern II

• Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, or a closely related field of study.

• Experience: Two years


Example of Duties    

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (Illustrative Only)

• Performs complex fiscal analysis and prepares recommendations relating to the status of various fund balance projections, fiscal transactions, and related financial activities for assigned departments.

• Monitors, maintains, and makes recommendations for complex general accounts in addition to a wide variety of specialized accounts such as the most complex investment, taxes, scholarship, donor, endowment, or restricted accounts.

• Works closely with the Financial Aid Office and the District to voucher student award disbursements; reconcile student data provided by Financial Aid Office; ensure that all payments have been made; voided checks are reconciled; refunds accounted for expenditures are reported.

• Analyzes information and completes the GASB40 for the annual audit as well as prepares the 990

questionnaires according to Federal and State requirements.

• Prepare, recommends, and implements allocations for lottery, block grants, and discretionary


• Performs stock analysis for a projected five years staying within the Federal and State

requirements; and purchases stock up to $100,000.

• Monitors and makes projections for budgets in college departments.

• Administers and maintains complex accounting records according to federal and state

requirements; ensures compliance with laws, policies, and procedures for recording and controlling

financial transactions of assigned program budgets and/or accounts.

• Performs internal control tests on accounts to ensure compliance and preparation for audits;

• Performs monthly account reconciliations; posts investment gains/losses to fund balances; records

contributions, noting and applying donor restrictions.

• Computes prepares, and files a variety of complex financial reports; monitors and summarizes

financial and operating information related to federal funds disbursed by the District; reconciles

differences between the Department of Education and the District’s monthly federal disbursement


• Analyzes and verifies the accuracy of various financial and statistical reports and records submitted

by District staff; communicates with staff regarding projected revenues, budgetary positions, and

other issues as appropriate.

• Reconciles financial accounts and records; prepares adjusting entries, financial statements, and

reports; researches and resolves discrepancies.

• Prepares journalizes and posts cash receipts into the computerized system for various accounts;

verifies computer balances against journal balances; reconciles petty cash funds; and analyzes

general ledger accounts.

• Prepares data for input into online fiscal and statistical data accounting systems; accesses, analyzes,

and distributes output reports.

• Oversees and/or provides direction to staff providing fiscal analysis and accounting duties

• Communicates with District staff, as well as county and state program managers, regarding

accounting and reporting requirements and problems; may direct, train, instruct, and/or lead the

work of subordinate staff on a project or assignment basis.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, attend meetings and give presentations

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


Licenses and Certificates:

Depending upon assignment, possession of a valid license to drive in California may be required.


YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.





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Posted: 4/11/2018
Application Due: 4/24/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $4,944 to $6,322 per month- Range 41 (2017-18 Classified Salary Schedule)