Senior Account Technician

Job description


Under the direction of the Assistant Controller or other assigned management staff, oversee the business transactions of the College; serve as liaison to the campus bookstore, the Associated Student Organization (ASO) and the Fiscal Services staff; perform complex accounting analysis and reporting for various campus accounts.

1. Perform full charge bookkeeping duties for bookstore operations and other District accounts.
2. Input and monitor various business transactions of the College; perform complex accounting analysis and reporting for various campus accounts; reconcile monthly bank statements and post adjusting general ledger journal entries.
3. Perform monthly general ledger analysis and reconciliation of sub ledgers to the general ledger, including accounts receivable and accounts payable and revenues received from various sources; provide potential explanation for variances.
4. Calculate and prepare financial projections for tentative and final budgets; prepare actual figures for adopted budget; monitor budget, revenue and expenditures for variances; make recommendations for budget adjustments as necessary to meet operational needs.
5. Set-up, audit and reconcile accounts receivable due to bookstore; prepare monthly customer statements.
6. Reconcile and prepare use/sales tax return for various campus accounts; prepare and mail tax return payments within established guidelines.
7. Prepare invoices and/or remittances for various governmental agencies and vendors; code and post journal vouchers; verify and reconcile warrant listings, stock requests, invoices and related data for various campus accounts.
8. Monitor bookstore investment accounts, make recommendation for appropriate investments and prepare appropriate entries depending on the status of the investments.
9. Monitor, audit, analyze and reconcile the accounts receivable for the general fund; compile information and complete assigned portions of the reports.
10. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES: MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles and procedures of general and governmental accounting as applicable to community colleges. Generally accepted accounting principles and practices. Federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations pertaining to community college accounting and financial reporting. Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Mathematical principles and procedures. Methods and techniques of financial and statistical record-keeping. Principles and practices of budget preparation and control. Oral and written communication skills.

MUST HAVE ABILITY TO: Perform a variety of complex technical accounting functions. Process and record accounting transactions accurately. Compare numbers and detect errors efficiently. Organize and prioritize various projects and timelines. Research, compile, analyze, interpret, prepare and maintain a variety of fiscal, statistical and administrative records and reports. Prepare a variety of complex financial statements. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Work independently with little direction. Meet critical deadlines while working with frequent interruptions. Perform mathematic computations and other accounting functions with speed and accuracy. Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Any combination equivalent to: two years of college with major course work in accounting and three years of experience in technical accounting related work.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Range 29, Steps 1-6, $4,762.00-$5,792.00. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the office.

STARTING DATE: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.


December 6, 2018-January 4, 2019
Position advertised; District receives applications.
January 4, 2019
Initial screening deadline for guaranteed consideration. Position is open until filled.
January 14-18
Committee review applications.
January 21-31
Search Committee interviews candidates.
February, 2019
Start date pending Background and Governing Board approval.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials on-line:

(1) Letter of application (cover letter)
(2)SWC on-line application
(4)Supplemental questionnaire
(5)Unofficial copies of college transcripts showing date degree conferred

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for.

All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.

If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act,
Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

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Posted: 12/21/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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