Accounting Coordinator - Short Term Temporary Hourly Assignment

Kern Community College District

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Accounting Coordinator - Short Term Temporary Hourly Assignment

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03355

Posting Date: 06/07/2021

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Short-term Temporary Hourly

Rate: $28.01 per hour

Work Week: Flexible - as needed

Minimum Salary:

Maximum Salary:

Prorated sick leave.
This position is eligible for the ACA health benefits at employee expense.

College/Site: District Office

Location: DO-KCCD Bakersfield Downtown

Basic Function:
Under the direction of an assigned manager, serves as lead worker over Accounting Technician positions engaged in the maintenance and preparation of accounting and financial records AND/OR independently performs a variety of the most complex accounting and financial transactions and reporting

Representative Duties:

Plan, prioritize, assign and direct the work of the accounting staff assigned to specially funded projects; coordinate activities within projects; communicate with a variety of district, county, state and federal offices and agencies regarding specially funded programs

Provide technical support, training and general backup for accounting operations; plan, prioritize, assign and direct the work of accounting office staff

Assists in the implementation of federal, state and district accounting and budget regulations; coordinate, prepare, analyze, audit and monitor financial and fiscal related reports and claims

Prepare financial and statistical reports for audit preparation, administrative decision support, state and federal reporting

Prepare, monitor and analyze budgets for an assigned set of accounts; review and analyze budgets for compliance to District regulations

Maintain income records and monitor the collection of monies due; assure accounts receivable are billed accurately and collected in a timely manner

Maintain general and subsidiary ledger accounts; update control accounts; reconcile and balance accounts; create trial balance

Analyze and approve account transactions; assure fiscal documents are prepared and maintained in accordance with established requirements

Audit daily deposits and bank reconciliations; assist auditors in conducting various accounting audits; audit and reconcile ledgers; audit and distribute revenue receipts as appropriate; provide for completeness and validity of documentation of financial transactions

Maintain current, on-going knowledge of the methods and procedures required and utilized in performing the day-to-day operation of accounts receivable and accounts payable; attend training workshops as required

Participate in the selection of staff; provide and coordinate staff training; provide input on performance appraisals

Perform special projects involving budget or accounting analysis as requested by supervisor

Coordinate the disbursement of loans, scholarships and grants of federal, State and local funds; perform compliance review related to conference and travel requests, payment procedures, reimbursements, audit of travel records, maintenance of travel revolving fund and issuance of credit cards

Perform related duties as assigned

Education and Experience:
Any Combination Equivalent to:

Any combination equivalent to: Graduation from high school supplemented by some college coursework in business or accounting AND four years of increasingly responsible experience in fiscal record keeping, accounting, and reporting, preferably at least one year in a community college or district-level school setting;
Associate Degree in business, accounting, economics, or related field AND three years of increasingly responsible experience in fiscal record keeping, accounting and reporting, preferably with at least one year in a community college.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

Principles and procedures of general and governmental accounting as applicable to community colleges

Basic principles and practices of budgeting and financial control

Federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations pertaining to community college accounting and financial reporting

Principles of training and providing work direction

Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment

Basic principles and practices of fiscal, statistical and administrative research and report preparation

Principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting

Ability to:

Maintain and balance a variety of complex financial records, ledgers and accounts

Organize and direct the work of accounting and clerical support staff

Understand the organization and operation of the district and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities

Research, compile, analyze, interpret and prepare a variety of fiscal, statistical and administrative reports

Compile data and maintain complex records and prepare reports

Operate modern office equipment

Prepare a variety of complex financial statements, reports and analyses

Audit records and invoices for payment

Perform computational tasks and other bookkeeping functions with speed and accuracy

Prepare and administer a budget

Provide work direction and train assigned staff

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

Salary Grade: 46.5

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.



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