Accountant, Senior

Location
Los Altos Hills
Posted
May 16, 2018
Institution Type
Community College


Accountant, Senior

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 17-131

Campus: District

Close/Initial Review Date: 6/4/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Description:

Starting Salary: $6,705.38 (per month) plus benefits; Salary Grade: C1-63
Full Salary Range: $6,705.38 - $8,998.66(per month)

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Senior Accountant performs high-level professional accounting work in the analysis of financial reports and development of special financial projects, including grants and categorically-funded programs, at the District-level. The incumbent will prepare and process variety of technical documents, budget entries, expense transfers and monitor various restricted and unrestricted funds for compliance with regulations of the District and the granting agencies.

DEFINITION:
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of high-level professional accounting tasks in the analysis, maintenance and auditing of accounts affecting District-wide operations. Analyze and prepare financial statements, reports and records of revenues and expenditures. Provide accounting advice and direction to other departmental accountants; communicate results of financial analysis to management and outside parties and make recommendations for appropriate action; identify problems and implement solutions; design and give direction to data services to improve the performance of computerized financial record system.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Prepare and examine expenditure reports, financial statements, budget variances and reports of historical trends for program directors, management and granting agencies.
  2. Plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate complex accounting projects; perform special analytical tasks as assigned by the Controller.
  3. Provide technical expertise, advice and direction to other departmental accountants and personnel; serve as a liaison and support to campus accounting operations.
  4. Participate in developing budgets for assigned accounts; organize and maintain general ledgers; oversee the maintenance of subsidiary ledgers.
  5. Prepare year-end accruals and assure an accurate and successful annual audit.
  6. Interpret federal, State and local regulations and guidelines and assure compliance with requirements; update and revise procedures as necessary.
  7. Communicate with various school personnel and outside agencies to provide high-level financial analysis an ad hoc financial reports and recommendations.
  8. Research, prepare and submit State and federal reports.
  9. Evaluate computerized accounting system, identify problems and work with programmers to design and implement solutions.
  10. Perform related duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Knowledge of:
  1. Generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures.
  2. Financial analysis and research procedures.
  3. District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
  4. State Education Code, State Budget and Accounting policies and other applicable laws.
  5. Operation of a computer and related software.
  6. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  7. Oral and written communication skills.
  8. Technical aspects of field of specialty.
  9. Principles of supervision.

Ability to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Perform high-level professional accounting work in the analysis, maintenance and auditing of accounts affecting District-wide operations.
  3. Maintain accurate financial and statistical records.
  4. Assure compliance with applicable District policies, procedures and governmental regulations.
  5. Reconcile, balance and audit records and accounts.
  6. Present solutions to management level with confidence and effectiveness.
  7. Oversee, review and critique the work of other accountants.
  8. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  9. Operate a computer and related office equipment.
  10. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  11. Analyze situations accurately, exercise sound judgment and working independently, adopt an effective course of action.
  12. Plan, coordinate, execute and evaluate solutions to complex accounting problems.
  13. Meet schedules and time lines.
  14. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  15. Work independently with little direction.
  16. Assign and direct the work of others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field AND five (5) years increasingly responsible professional accounting.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment:
  1. Office environment.

Physical Abilities:
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone as well as making presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  3. Seeing to read various materials.
  4. Standing for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
  6. Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects up to 30 lbs.

APPLICATION PACKET:
  1. A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 12-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
Email: [email protected]
http://hr.fhda.edu/


To apply, visit: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/




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