Accountant I

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Posting Details Posting Number: 0000953 Job Title: Accountant I Discipline or Department: Accounting Position Type: Staff/Classified Working Title: Accountant I (2019) Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: starting at $5,810 per month (range 26, step 1) Type of Benefits: COMPENSATION:
Based on the 2018-2019 classified salary schedule, the starting salary for this position will be $5,810.00 per month (range 26, step 1), plus a full benefit package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Full Time or Part Time? Full-Time Months Per Year 12 Working Hours: POSITION AVAILABLE:
One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. Contract Days
(Faculty Positions Only) Special Instructions to Applicants: APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1.Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.

2.A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the essential duties.

3.A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4.Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree. Special Instructions to Applicants: Continued NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the Supplemental Questions listed below. Your answers will appear at the bottom of the application form.

-MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

- Please explain any experience you have working with Financial Aid drawdowns, disbursement and reconciliations.

-Please describe your experience with governmental accounting.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to four (4) weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five (5) days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions. Basic Function and Other Details: BASIC FUNCTION:
Under direction, maintain and balance general ledger and subsidiary ledgers; maintain income, expense and balance sheet accounts to accumulate and report accounting data; reconcile financial records and reports with county reports; prepare comprehensive and complex statistical and financial reports; provide technical direction to other staff and management; prepare and interpret financial statements; and perform related duties as assigned.

Accountant I is distinguished from Accountant II in that the incumbent in the latter class is assigned the more complex assignments including development of accounting processes and procedures, complex accounting modeling/reporting and fixed assets management, while the Accountant I is assigned a broad range of journey-level general accounting duties. Basic Function and Other Details Continued: Representative Duties:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1.Collaborate with the financial aid office to project cash flow needs for student financial aid disbursements such as FSEOG, PELL, CWS, Cal Grant, FTSSG and the Federal Work Study program; draw down funds, process refunds, record income/expenditures and inter-fund cash transfers and reconcile financial aid; maintain and balance financial aid program.

2.Maintain and balance cash receipts and deposit systems; prepare deposits, cash clearing transfers and submit deposit permits to the County Treasurer; perform reconciliations for all bank accounts, reconcile cash with county reports, research and correct all reconciling items.

3.Maintain, balance and audit the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers; maintain income, expense and balance sheet accounts to accumulate and report accounting data for the complete financial cycle of the district's various funds; analyze financial information and prepare internal/external financial reports and financial statements.

4.Prepare, post and maintain monthly suspense accounts, auditor transfers, inter-fund transfers and inter-program charges; enter and post all journal entries as needed to maintain the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers; perform reconciliations of various accounts within the district and reconcile account activity with the county and the treasurer's office.

5.Prepare grant and categorical program claims and reports; analyze and reconcile report data for accuracy; forward claims to appropriate signatories and agencies; prepare and submit the 311Q report to the Chancellor's office; maintain and coordinate mandated cost claim reporting.

6.Perform year-end functions and provide necessary information and documentation for annual audits.

7.Create billing and mail invoices to various entities and maintain and reconcile accounts receivables; run processes to interface billing and account receivables to the general ledger; monitor aged receivables and write off uncollectible debt; create and update master customer file to bill customers for facility rentals, goods and services.

8.May support construction project management, which includes analysis, asset additions and retirements, asset depreciation and all related accounting entries and preparation of reconciliation reports; analyze construction in progress, review policy compliance and record asset on completion of project; prepare and file all state-funded capital outlay claims to the Chancellor's office. Representative Duties Continued: OTHER DUTIES:
1.Assist in the development of new procedures and provide ongoing auditing of current procedures to ensure compliance and effectiveness.

2.Develop reports for various purposes as needed.

3.Train and provide work direction to student workers and campus aides.

4.Perform related duties as assigned. Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF:
1.Generally accepted accounting principles and practices.

2.Methods and techniques of general ledger reconciliation and financial analysis.

3.Financial statement preparation.

4.Integrated information systems and the use of appropriate software to perform tasks.

5.Data management software applications.

6.Advanced mathematical principles.

7.Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

8.District organization, operations, policies and objectives.

9.Written and oral communication skills including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

10.College organization, functions, rules, policies and procedures applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.

1.Perform a variety of accounting, financial analysis and auditing functions.

2.Learn to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures and apply them in a variety of procedural situations.

3.Independently plan and organize work.

4.Learn and apply methods and procedures used in community college accounting.

5.Understand community college budget, accounting and fiscal procedures and policies.

6.Analyze and interpret financial statements and reports.

7.Resolve problems with tact and efficiency.

8.Operate a computer and standard business software.

9.Use computerized accounting applications and spreadsheets.

10.Understand and follow oral and written directions.

11.Meet schedules and timelines.

12.Maintain records and prepare complex financial and statistical reports.

13.Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

14.Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.

15.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work. Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, business, finance or a related field, and one (1) year of related experience.
An AA degree in accounting, business, finance or a related field and two (2) years of related experience.

(IMPORTANT: For work experience, one "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours) Minimum Qualifications Continued: Desirable Qualifications: DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
1.Previous experience with PeopleSoft and/or Workday financial software

2.Proficiency with Excel Licenses and Other Requirements: LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program.

Provide work direction to campus aides and supervise student workers.

Coworkers, other district personnel, vendors, students, the public, county officials, program and external auditors, bank personnel, and state, federal and local government agencies. Physical Effort: PHYSICAL EFFORT:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and/or stooping; occasional light lifting, carrying and/or pushing of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to work at computer station on a regular basis for extended periods, involving moderate to heavy repetitive use of hands, wrists, shoulders and forearms; subject to frequent to constant visual stress. AbiLity to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business. Emotional Effort: EMOTIONAL EFFORT:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving appropriate interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on multiple tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities. Working Conditions: WORKING CONDITIONS:
Primarily busy, indoor office environment; subject to frequent contact with and interruptions by individuals in person or by phone; may be required to work during day and/or evening hours including occasional weekends on an as-needed basis. Posting Date: 01-16-2019 Closing Date: 02-11-2019 First Screening Date: Human Resources Contact Information [email protected] or 760.795.6854 EEO Statement: EEO STATEMENT:
MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment which affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. The college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expressed in the policy found at

MiraCosta College
Attn: Human Resources
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside CA 92056

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The MiraCosta Community College District mission is to provide superior educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career- and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

Goal I. MiraCosta Community College District will become a vanguard educational institution committed to innovation and researched best practices, broad access to higher education, and environmental sustainability.

Goal II. MiraCosta Community College District will become the institution where each student has a high probability of achieving academic success.

Goal III. MiraCosta Community College District will institutionalize effective planning processes through the systematic use of data to make decisions.

Goal IV. MiraCosta Community College District will demonstrate high standards of stewardship and fiscal prudence.

Goal V. MiraCosta Community College District will be a conscientious community partner. About MiraCosta: (contd) THE DISTRICT, STAFF AND STUDENTS:
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton. The single college district is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees who are elected from each of the district's seven communities.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The college's fee-based Community Education program provides a wide variety of classes, workshops, and excursions. Tuition-free, noncredit classes also present a variety of learning opportunities at the Community Learning Center and throughout the community. In addition, the college partners with the North San Diego Small Business Development Center and hosts the Veterans Business Outreach Center.

MiraCosta College employs 204 full-time faculty, 368 regular classified staff, 13 classified administrators and 16 academic administrators. An additional 673 associate faculty work in the credit and noncredit programs, and about 150 educators or contract staff provide community education and workforce development activities.

MiraCosta students are diverse, including representation from all of California's major racial/ethnic groups and ages. The college has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) organization. The credit student population is approximately 33% Hispanic, 8% Asian, 4% African American, and 7% two or more races. Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, individuals with disabilities, international students and LGBTQIA. The district boasts a long history of commitment to collegiality, civility, and mutual respect. The Sites: THE SITES:
The district operates two campuses and two centers.

The Oceanside Campus (OC) moved to its 121.5-acre site in 1964 and houses a comprehensive public community college offering credit, fee-based, and noncredit courses. In the 2016-17 academic year, the college offered general education credit courses that applied toward 66 associate degrees, 50 Certificates of Proficiency, and 61 Certificates of Achievement. Some noncredit classes and community services courses are also offered on this campus. Approximately 10,500 students, the majority of the district's students, attend the Oceanside Campus.

The San Elijo Campus (SAN) in Cardiff is positioned as the district's transfer-focused site and offers a wide range of credit courses leading to transfer and almost 40 associate degrees and career certificates. Each semester, more than 200 sections are offered on this campus to a student body of more than 3,000 students, with support networks in tutoring, counseling, library, well-being, and student activities. A rich variety of community events and workshops are also offered year-round at the San Elijo Campus.

The Community Learning Center (CLC) opened in fall 2000, serves approximately 2,500 students, and is located on 7.6 acres in downtown Oceanside. The CLC hosts a wide variety of noncredit programs, including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, classes for older adults, health classes, parenting classes, and classes for those who are physically and mentally challenged. The center also houses the Cisco Networking Academy, which prepares students for computer industry certifications. Credit courses that fulfill general education requirements are also offered at this site and are intended to support students' transition from noncredit to credit enrollment.

MiraCosta College's Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of MiraCosta College's Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs. From enrichment classes to job training programs, the TCI provides the types of classes that make it easy for students to reach their goals, no matter what age. All of the programs and classes at the TCI are fee-based and not-for-credit. The TCI offers classes and certificate programs to skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. Accreditation: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.

MiraCosta College began offering online courses in 1995. The district typically offers approximately 275 fully online class sections each semester, with another 170 sections offered partially online.


MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415.506.0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education and approved by the California State Department of Education Office of Private Post-Secondary Education for training veterans and other eligible persons under the provisions of the GI Bill of Regulations. The University of California, California State Universities, and private universities of high rank give credit for transfer courses completed at MiraCosta College.

Specific MiraCosta College programs have additional accreditation through their respective agencies: California State Board of Registered Nursing, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, State Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians, California Department of Public Health Aide and Technician Certification Section, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (Adult High School). The Area THE AREA:
Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Interstate 5, Amtrak, and Carlsbad regional airport provide easy access to either metropolis and to Mexico. The district, which extends 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base to the city of San Diego, attracts diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations who live in urban and suburban communities. The intellectual environment is enhanced by the college's proximity to the University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and other institutions of higher education. Along with numerous theaters, galleries, and museums, residents enjoy a moderate, year-round climate, which provides many opportunities for outdoor activities. Clery Act: As per the Clery Act of 1998, the campus security report can be found at Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Transcript 1 Additional Applicant Documents: Transcript 2
Transcript 3
Formal Agency Evaluation - Non-U.S. Transcripts
Supplemental Questions
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Posted: 1/23/2019
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