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Fiscal Technician - Purchasing

Central Arizona College
Coolidge, Arizona

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JOB SUMMARY: Perform a variety of complex functions associated with processing a variety of fiscal transactions for the Purchasing Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will:

  • Perform a variety of complex tasks associated with processing a variety of fiscal transactions. Handle multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously and make decisions independently according to established guidelines.  Compile, review, match and compare data from a variety of financial records and documents, verify account information, determine accounting procedures to follow, code documents, enter into the computer system, and process according to established procedures.                        
  • Analyze, inspect, examine, and correct (e.g. budget numbers, accounting distributions, fund codes, transfers, and expenditures) various fiscal documents to ensure completeness, and accuracy. 
  • Gather and compile financial/statistical information for various reports in accordance with established guidelines.  Research and analyze discrepancies as required. Assist in design and generation of computerized or manual financial reports upon request. Review reports for completeness and accuracy. Reconcile monthly and annually to the general ledger. 
  • Troubleshoot, research and analyze discrepancies when required and assist in analyzing and correcting errors. Review information for compliance with regulations and internal policies.
  • Serve as a resource to customers. To include training and providing information and assistance to external agencies, staff, faculty, and students that may require the interpretation of College policies and procedures. Compile reports to external agencies. Review information for compliance with rules and regulations from external regulatory agencies.                                     
  • Work with supervisor and computer services to develop and implement system-processing enhancements. Assist in analyzing and correcting system-processing errors. Update and maintain automated and manual files and records.
  • Provide training for the Fiscal Assistant and help them in identifying and correcting processing errors.  Provide work lead and direction as needed.
  • May assist accountants in performing various tasks in support of the College’s accounting system.
  • Perform other duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position to include participating in committee assignments and the recruitment and retention of students.


  • Provide technical and administrative support to the purchasing/procurement department
  • Review purchase requisitions, verifying accuracy
  • Generate purchase orders
  • Assist departments with selecting vendors and supplies
  • Research alternative suppliers and materials
  • Assist in the bid, RFP and quote processes
  • Provide assistance, guidance and training to college staff regarding the clarification of purchasing policies and procedures and requisition entry
  • Coordinate the procurement, delivery and installation of furniture for the district; maintain furniture standards
  • Assist in managing the Purchasing/Travel card program
  • Maintain vendor database


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Associates Degree & two (2) years of applicable experience -or- four (4) years of applicable experience in experience in lieu of educational requirement

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform this job include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the general principles and practices of financial or fund accounting e.g. ledger/journal entries, fund encumbrances, budget/inventory control, preparation of standard/periodic financial reports and process the major functions of the College.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to financial reports and records.
  • Through knowledge of specific budget or account processes, policies and procedures concerning fiscal control and processing operations.
  • Mathematical and record keeping skills necessary to proof a variety of financial transactions, verify accuracy, match against documentation, code to proper accounts, prepare necessary forms, post transactions, reconcile balances, and generate a variety of financial reports.
  • Skill in the operation of computer accounting systems, word processing applications, spreadsheets, and database manipulation.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of team to apply workflow processes to meet deadlines imposed by fiscal cycles.
  • Skill in communicating both orally and in writing and in providing information and training to staff, students, or the public.
  • Ability to analyze situations, develop solutions, and make independent decisions based on established guidelines.
  • Strong interpersonal skill as applied to interaction with a culturally diverse population, college administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team in accomplishing tasks.

SALARY: Entry salary is $19.75 - $20.94 per hour. (dependent upon qualifications)

Open until filled:  First review June 15, 2021

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  The application packet should consist of:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume 
  • If applicable, unofficial copies of transcripts reflecting the required degree or course work

To apply go to Travel costs due to interview are the responsibility of the applicant.

Applications not accompanied with the required transcripts will not be considered. 

Copies of transcripts should reflect completed course work and conferred degrees. All academic course work and degrees must be from a regionally accredited college or university or be certified by an acceptable agency that the institution is recognized by the appropriate governmental agency in its home country (this is generally stated in the degree evaluation).

Transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a full translation (word for word) by an acceptable translator. Additionally, each foreign transcript must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited course work by an acceptable agency such as those agencies certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Applications containing foreign transcripts that are not accompanied with the above required documentation, will not be considered.

Faxed application materials will not be accepted. 

Background Verification:  As a condition of employment, all candidates accepting an offer of employment for a full-time, part- time, temporary, student worker, or volunteer position, will be required to undergo a Background Verification.  The check will be conducted by third party agent, General Information Services (GIS) Inc.  Employment with Central Arizona College is contingent upon the successful completion of the background verification.  The college does not accept responsibility for information errors reported by GIS during the background process.   The level the background verification for this position is: Basic + Credit level.

The Talent Development Department is located in main administration building, H Building, Suite 131 on the Signal Peak Campus at 8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge, Arizona 85128.  Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Central Arizona College (the College) is committed to provide equal employment opportunity in decisions involving hiring, evaluation, promotion, advancement and discipline, and educational opportunity to all applicants and employees.  The College will hire without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.


Welcome to Central Arizona College! We invite you to make Central Arizona College your employer of choice. Join our dedicated, award-winning faculty and see our quality classroom facilities and equipment. Central Arizona College is a fully-accredited, comprehensive community college with a national reputation for academic and athletic excellence. As a state public institution of higher education, Central Arizona College is a multi-campus community college serving primarily the people of Pinal County. The open door concept provides access to educational opportunities for people with diverse interests, talents, abilities, ages, cultural backgrounds, and ethnic views. We are a learning institution committed to excellence in learning; student achievement and success; leadership and service to community; and providing a quality environment for achieving personal excellence and growth. We invite you to join us.
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