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Accountant II

Employer
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Location
District Office - Dublin, 7600 Dublin Blvd., 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568

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Job Details

Job Title:

Accountant II

Position Type:

Classified

Position Code:

1CAC15

FTE:

1.0

Pay Rate (or Annual Salary):

$6,108.50/month

Job Location:

District Office - Dublin, 7600 Dublin Blvd., 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568

Department:

Business Services

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, perform a variety of professional level accounting duties involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling complex financial transactions, statements, records, and reports for Capital Projects; analyze accounting data, budgets, and actual cost figures; and provide highly responsible staff assistance to assigned management staff.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a class of positions performing professional level accounting work in the maintenance of a wide variety of general and specialized financial records and documents. Originality and independent reasoning are required in interpreting and applying policies and precedents to unusual situations. Incumbents assigned to this classification may have lead responsibilities over student assistants and accounting assistant positions. Incumbents are also expected to have had professional level accounting training and experience.

The Accountant II is distinguished from the Accountant I by the complexity of assigned work and the corresponding level of expertise required. While both the Accountant I and Accountant II classifications perform professional accounting duties, the Accountant II performs professional accounting duties specific to the District’s Measure B Modernization Program, which requires greater depth of accounting knowledge related to capital projects whereas the Accountant I is assigned to perform general accounting duties for a wide variety of District operations.

Representative Duties:

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

1. Analyze accounting data, budgets and actual cost figures; identify and determine causes of discrepancies; recommend corrective and preventative measures and update accurate data in appropriate software program.

2. Prepare budget transfers and journal vouchers and make adjusting and closing entries.

3. Prepare reports and claims for capital projects, construction, and deferred maintenance programs.

4. Maintain, reconcile, and balance subsidiary ledgers with general ledger.

5. Research, analyze and verify accounts and prepare special, financial, and statistical reports as required; prepare program budget status and cash flow reports; maintain registers; prepare general and detailed ledger journal entries for capital and bond funds.

6. Process account billing and payments for capital projects and bond funds in accordance with established procedures and schedules; prepare and disburse grant funds, vendor payments, and other warrants as necessary.

7. Compare capital projects and bond purchase orders against invoices; check requisitions against available funds; make and verify extensions as necessary; approve assigned account codes and numbers.

8. Utilize computerized systems in the processing of accounting related data.

9. Assist in fiscal year-end closing of the district records and prepare related reports including annual financial statements.

10. Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Education and Experience:

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
1. Professional principles, procedures, practices and methods of fund accounting, auditing and financial reporting.

2. Accounting codes, classification, and terminology.

3. Generally accepted accounting principles and practices.

4. Principles and methods of account maintenance.

5. Methods and techniques of financial record keeping and reporting.

6. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.

7. Mathematical principles and procedures.

8. Methods and techniques of research, analysis, and report preparation.

9. Principles and practices of fiscal, statistical, and administrative research and report preparation.

10. Data processing applications to business and accounting services.

11. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Ability to:
1. Maintain and balance a variety of complex financial records, ledgers, and accounts.

2. Apply generally accepted accounting principles and procedures in the work performed.

3. Analyze data and draw sound conclusions.

4. Prepare clear, complete and concise reports.

5. Make mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.

6. Carry out general work objectives in an organized, efficient and timely manner without immediate supervision.

7. Interpret and administer District accounting policies and procedures.

8. Interpret and apply federal, state and local laws and regulations.

9. Prepare and administer budgets.

10. Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

11. Work under pressure of deadlines.

12. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

13. Work cooperatively with other departments, divisions and outside agencies.

14. Understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner.

15. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

16. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

17. Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education & Experience – Any combination of the following would provide a typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities.

Education/Training:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration, finance, or a related field.

Experience:
Three years of professional accounting experience, preferably in government or education.

Job Work Schedule:

40 hours/week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., hours may vary depending on department needs, occasional evening and weekends required as needed, 12 months/year.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

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.

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.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of
employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against
any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious
creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color,
national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other
similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its
own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of
applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

Posting Number:

AS517P

Open Date:

05/11/2022

Close Date:

06/01/2022

Open Until Filled:

No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Board of Trustees has implemented a vaccine mandate for all employees. Accordingly, finalist(s) must comply with the vaccine mandate prior to being forwarded to the Board of Trustees for approval. See vaccine mandate information at http://districtazure.clpccd.org/policies/files/docs/BP7330.pdf.

Notification to Applicants:

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement:

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

Organization

Working at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Chabot and Las Positas Colleges both aim to provide an educational foundation for transfer to the four-year college/university, career and technical education (CTE) certificates, and life-long learning opportunities. The combined student population of more than 29,000 students includes those from throughout the Bay Area, and Central Valley, as well as from other states and more than 40 foreign countries.

• Educational Excellence forms the foundation of our district and governs the planning, implementation, and evaluation of everything we do

• Curriculum Relevancy ensures that our students benefit from the latest and most innovative curriculum available; this requires constant, active improvement

• Community Collaboration with local business, government, educational institutions, civic organizations, community groups, science, and industry partners results in a team effort to provide educational opportunities that best serve our students and our community

• The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD) celebrates more than 50 years of educating the San Francisco East Bay

• CLPCCD adds approximately $508.9 million in annual income to its East Bay service area

Chabot College has delivered education opportunity to our communities through excellent transfer, degree, career technical and lifelong learning programs. Chabot is the birthplace of model support services such as the Puente, Daraja, and Early Childhood Mentor-Teacher Programs. Ours is a story of student success and a democratic commitment to equal access to excellence in education for all.

Puente Project

A highly-acclaimed program founded at Chabot College in 1981 which explores the Mexican American/Latino experience and has served thousands of California students. Community colleges with Puente programs transfer 44 percent more Latino students to the University of California than colleges without Puente.

DARAJA Project

Offers academic support services and a curriculum focused on African-American literature, history, and issues. Daraja students do better in school and transfer to four-year universities at a higher rate.

Las Positas’ rich course offerings prepare students for degree and certificate completion, transfer to a four-year university, basic skills for success in college, and job retraining. Students are also able to study in career programs designed by the faculty and the community to meet local workforce demands.

Engineering Tech Partnership

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Las Positas College (LPC) established a 24-month academic program to provide a technical education and hands-on training for veterans. The new Engineering Technology Program at Las Positas is designed to help veterans develop the skills and training needed for engineering technician careers and establishes a pipeline of qualified candidates for LLNL and other Bay Area employers such as NASA and Sandia and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories.

Viticulture and Business Program

The college’s award-winning Viticulture and Winery Technology Program partners with the historic and thriving Livermore Valley wine industry. The Business Program, the college’s most popular major, provides training for area businesses, including an industry-specific Retail Management Program, and sponsors a Business and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.

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