Accounting Technician - Canada Bookstore
Accounting Technician - Canada Bookstore
San Mateo County Community College District
Posting Number: 2014728S
Department: Cañada Bookstore DIST (DEPT)
Location: Cañada College
Position Number: 1C0132
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Min Salary: $59,124 (annual)
Max Salary: $75,600 (annual)
Position Type: Classified Positions
Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District:
San Mateo County Community College District is home to Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. All three of our colleges have been designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions. The District enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students within the District, 2.8% are African-American, 0.2% are American Indian, 16.4% are Asian, 10.4% are Filipino, 24.6% are Latinx, 1.6% are Pacific Islander, 24.0% are White, 17.8% Multi-Ethnic, and 2.2% are unknown.
Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
The Accounting Technician performs senior-level accounting clerical work primarily involved in the maintenance of accounts and records, preparation of financial reports and monitoring and analysis of accounts for a college department. Under general supervision, the Accounting Technician provides accounting and other financial documentation and information to staff at various levels regarding budget issues, accounting records and transactions, grants and other categorical funding, account balancing, general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, and other areas of financial services. Public contact is moderate, and may include vendors, government agencies and organizations, for the purpose of exchanging information about account status, reports, timelines, and procedures. A moderate to high degree of independent judgment and creativity is required to accurately apply prescribed guidelines and information to the resolution of a variety of minor and occasional major problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment could be costly in employee time; however, supervisory controls and well-prescribed procedures limit the risk of serious errors. An Accounting Technician can lead the work of other staff and direct student assistants as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
1. Exchanges information with department and college staff, outside and governmental agencies regarding budget and accounting reports, grants and other categorical funding, reporting deadlines, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, year-end closing, and account balancing
2. Enters, modifies, and retrieves data using a computer
3. Plans changes to computer data records in conjunction with professional accounting and management staff
4. Audits computer records for accuracy
5. Directs the work of student assistants, accounting clerical, and other staff on special and regular projects as assigned
6. Sets up and maintains detailed accounting records
7. Reviews various accounts to audit their current or overdue status
8. Ensures compliance to policy and procedures by comparing work in progress to required formats, deadlines, and linkages
9. Monitors the due dates for payments; audits accounting records
10. Uses a database and a variety of computer software to compile data for formatting and preparing required financial and related reports, and to compose and prepare routine correspondence and memoranda
11. Reconciles receivables, payables, and cash to fund balances maintained by outside agencies
12. Analyzes and verifies financial reports, statements, accounts, and records of expenditures and revenues
13. Researches data, prepares and submits claims to federal and local agencies for various programs
14. Performs other related duties as assigned
• A combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate degree in accounting or a closely related field• Successful accounting clerical work experience of increasing responsibility that has included financial analysis and reporting, such as full charge bookkeeping• Skill in the use of spreadsheets, charts, and a variety of computer software to format, compose, and present accounting data, reports, correspondence and other documents• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff• Experience with training and leading the work of others• Experience with researching and compiling data for, formatting, and preparing statistical, financial, accounting and other reports and records• Demonstrated skill in multi-tasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently• Demonstrated skill in working as part of a customer service team
This classification requires the ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects of light to moderate weight, work at a computer, including viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse, or other control device, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard in order to perform the essential functions.
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of accounting practices, procedures, and terminology
2. Knowledge of the techniques that are commonly used in financial and statistical record keeping
3. Knowledge of fund accounting, budgetary and financial analysis and research procedures
4. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interactions with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
5. Skill in training and leading the work of others
6. Skill in working accurately under deadline pressure
7. Skill in oral and written communication
8. Skill in the preparation of financial statements and comprehensive accounting reports
9. Ability to work independently with minimal direction
10. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer service team
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.
Open Date: 02/26/2019
First Review Date: 03/27/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit: 1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position). 2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience. 3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills. For questions related to this posting, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax:(650) 574-6574 Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr
Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.
Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2018 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2018 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2018 Annual Security Report is now available. The Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.
To apply, visit: https://jobs.smccd.edu/
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