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Director, Accounting

Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA

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Posting Title:

Director, Accounting

Posting Number:



Administrative Services


Accounting (Fiscal Services)

Position Classification:





12 Months/Year

Current Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

Salary Range:



Steps 1 - 6: $150,948 - $166,704 annually

Shift Differential::

Shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement.

Open Date:


Initial Screening Date:


Open Until Filled::


Application Procedure::

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on the above listed Initial Screening Date are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online, unless otherwise noted, at Mt. SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:

  1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
  2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
  3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
  4. If applicable, College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.
  5. Optional – Three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation). Confidential letters of recommendation are not allowed for this position.

Health & Welfare::

Mt. San Antonio College offers a competitive and excellent benefits package to eligible employees providing medical, dental, and vision benefits for eligible employees and their dependents. Lifetime medical benefits are also available for eligible retirees.

The College contributes an annual premium up to the family coverage amount for Kaiser Permanente $15 office visit medical, DeltaCare HMO dental, VSP vision and life insurance plans for eligible employees.

The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.

*Note: Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change. Please visit the Mt. San Antonio College Benefits Website for further information.

Basic Function/Overview::

DEFINITION: Under general direction, plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and reviews the work of staff performing difficult and complex professional, technical, and administrative support related to the activities of the Accounting Department, including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the processing of financial transactions and preparing and reconciling financial and accounting records and reports; performs complex and responsible professional accounting activities; provides highly complex and responsible support to the Associate Vice President, Fiscal Services in areas of expertise.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED & EXERCISED: Receives general direction from the Associate Vice President, Fiscal Services. Exercises direct and general supervision over professional, technical, and administrative support staff.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:This is a management classification that manages the general accounting activities of the District. The incumbent organizes and oversees day-to-day financial processing, reporting, and record-keeping activities. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility. The incumbent organizes and oversees day-to-day activities and is responsible for providing professional-level support to the Associate Vice President, Fiscal Services in a variety of areas. Successful performance of the work requires an extensive professional background, as well as, skill in coordinating departmental work with other departments and divisions. This class is distinguished from the Associate Vice President, Fiscal Services in that the latter is a senior-level department head classification with responsibility for directing and overseeing all functions of the Fiscal Services department as well as developing, implementing, and interpreting public policy.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of the accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, and general accounting functions, including preparing, monitoring, forecasting, and analyzing financial information, financial processing, reporting, and record-keeping.2. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the department; recommends within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures.3. Participates in the development, administration, and oversight of the department budget.4. Develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve and continuously monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned programs, service delivery methods, and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations to the Associate Vice President, Fiscal Services.5. Participates in the selection of, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; works with employees on performance issues; recommends discipline to the Associate Vice President, Fiscal Services.6. Reviews and approves the majority of the District’s expenditures through the purchase requisition, purchase order changes, and direct payment processes; ensures adequate funding exists to cover expenditures; reviews purchase requisitions and purchase order changes to ensure complete and correct information, account numbers, and timely purchasing of products and services.7. Oversees the timely deposit, recording, and reconciliation of the District’s revenue, including cash, checks, credit cards, wires, and ACH’s; ensures adequate cash exists to cover payroll, vendor, and student payments; ensures revenues are deposited and accounts are reconciled; monitors cash balances and cash flow.8. Ensures all accounting transactions are handled according to regulations, District policies, and Fiscal Independence standards; rejects and denies transactions that are out of compliance.9. Oversees District-wide banking processes, including positive pay and outgoing and incoming warrants and direct deposit files; monitors and reports void, cancelled, and stale-dated warrants; orders change funds from bank; oversees servicing ATM’s and armored car services; opens and closes bank accounts.10. Oversees and participates in tax document preparation and compliance reporting to regulatory agencies.11. Prioritizes and communicates objectives within a continuously evolving environment due to ongoing changes within systems, resources, and processes.12. Advises students on student payments and handles related complaints; reviews and approves funding of student accounts receivable refunds.13. Reviews daily, monthly, and yearly accounting processes for accuracy, timeliness, and compliance.14. Maintains and reconciles a variety of funds, ledgers, reports, and accounting records; examines accounting transactions to ensure accuracy; approves journal vouchers to post transactions to accounting records;15. Oversees and participates in the year-end closing processes and procedures; performs month-end, fiscal year-end, and calendar year-end accounting system processing.16. Prepares, calculates, and analyzes a variety of financial reports and data in the preparation of the annual budgets.17. Provides highly complex staff assistance to the Associate Vice President, Fiscal Services; develops and reviews staff reports and other necessary correspondence related to assigned activities and services; presents reports to various commissions, committees, and boards.18. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public agency finance and accounting; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to District needs.19. Monitors changes in regulations and technology that may affect assigned functions and operations; tests and implements upgrades of automated enterprise application systems; implements emerging technologies related to accounting functions; implements policy and procedural changes after approval.20. Receives, investigates, and responds to difficult and sensitive problems and complaints in a professional manner; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action.21. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.22. Establishes, implements, and fosters an environment of belonging as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, anti-racism, and accessibility (DEISAA).23. Oversees, leads, and provides high-level customer service when interacting with the public, vendors, students, and College staff, including individuals from minoritized groups.24. Utilizes critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills with tact, confidence, and diplomacy.25. Implements, enforces, supports, and abides by federal, state, and local policies and Board Policies and Administrative Procedures.26. Participates in and supports employee participation on committees, task forces, and special assignments, including, but not limited to, Screening and Selection Committees, mandated trainings, and DEISAA related trainings as required.27. Prepares and delivers DEISAA-minded presentations related to assigned areas as required.28. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of::

1. Principles and practices of supporting a DEISAA academic and work environment.2. Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and project management.3. Principles and practices of public agency finance, including general and governmental accounting, auditing, and reporting functions.4. Financial analysis and projection techniques.5. Principles of comprehensive financial reports, statements, and documents.6. Various computer software applications and automated accounting systems.7. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.8. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.9. Organization and management practices as applied to the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs and operational needs of the assigned department.10. Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of the assigned department.11. Financial and statistical record-keeping principles and procedures.12. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.13. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.14. Techniques for effectively representing the District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.15. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities::

1. Implement, advocate for, and communicate the College’s vision and commitment to creating a DEISAA academic and work environment.2. Oversee and address gaps in DEISAA in the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff.3. Critical thinking and decision-making through observing, analyzing, inferring, communicating, and problem-solving in challenging situations with tact, confidence, and diplomacy.4. Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services.5. Manage and monitor complex projects, on-time and within budget.6. Plan, organize, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff; train staff in work procedures.7. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.8. Research and analyze situations accurately, and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods.9. Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive financial reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.10. Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present technical information and data in an effective manner.11. Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.12. Effectively represent the department and the District in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals.13. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems.14. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.15. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs; implement new automated accounting systems.16. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.17. Work independently with little direction; work effectively and efficiently with interruptions.18. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.19. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.20. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Equivalent to graduation from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field; and2. Four (4) years of increasingly responsible accounting and/or management experience.

Experience with fund accounting, working within an educational environment, and complex integrated finance enterprise application system are highly desired.


Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is listed in the Minimum Qualifications section.

Preferred Qualifications::

1. Proven track record of implementing or overseeing programs or policies relating to diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and accessibility, preferably in institutions serving minoritized populations such as Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI); OR2. Proven track record of participating in programs relating to diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and accessibility, preferably in institutions serving minoritized populations such as Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI).

License(s) & Other Requirements::

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.

Working Environment::

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands::

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to operate a motor vehicle, and to visit various District meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 20 pounds.

Conditions of Employment::

The person holding this position is required to be present on Mt. San Antonio College’s campus to perform all essential duties and responsibilities.

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees – The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: Mt. SAC Annual Security Report.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Special Notes::

A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL FOR INTERVIEWS: Should you be invited to an interview, please contact our office to discuss an accommodation option if attending the interview would require you to travel in excess of 150 miles one way from your residence.


Foreign Transcripts::

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Accredited evaluation agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Website.


Human Resources
1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399
Phone: (909) 274-4225

Selection Procedure::

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants::

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

Mission & Vision Statement:

Our Mission: The mission of Mt. San Antonio College is to support all students in achieving their educational goals in an environment of academic excellence. Specifically, the College is committed to providing quality education, services, and workforce training so that students become productive members of a diverse, sustainable, global society. The College pledges to prepare students for lifelong learning through the mastery of basic skills, the achievement of associate degrees and certificates, and the completion of career and transfer pathways. The College will carry out this commitment by providing an engaging and supportive teaching and learning environment for students of diverse origins, experiences, needs, abilities, and goals. The College is dedicated to serving our community through improving economic achievement, advancing civic engagement, enhancing personal well-being, promoting critical thinking, and enriching aesthetic and cultural experiences.

Our Vision: Mt. San Antonio College strives to be regarded as one of the premier community colleges in the nation. We will be viewed as a leader in community college teaching, programs, and services. As a premier community college, we will provide access to quality educational programs and services, focusing on student success within a climate of integrity and respect. We will earn this reputation by consistently exceeding the expectations of our students, our staff, and our community.


We recruit and retain quality employees who are reflective of our students and the community we serve, in addition to providing all personnel with equity and diversity training.”

The District is a proud Chicanx/Latinx, and Hispanic-Serving Institution, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and Minority Serving Institution, serving over 66,446 students based on the 2022-2023 academic year.

The student population is as follows:

  • by Race/Ethnicity – 57.02% Latinx, 9.33% White, 19.36% Asian, 2.82% Filipino, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 3.33% Black/African American, 0.28% American Indian/Alaskan Native, 2.02% two or more races and 5.61% unknown;
  • by Gender– 54.35% Female, 42.91% Male, 0.47% Non-Binary, 2.27% unspecified;
  • and by Age – 46.03% ages 19 or younger, 20.37% ages 20-24, 9.05% ages 25-29, 5.64% ages 30-34, 3.87% ages 35-39, 5.04% ages 40-49, 10% ages 50 and older.

The current employee population is as follows:

  • by Race/Ethnicity – 37% Latinx, 29% White, 15% Asian, 6% Black/African American, 1% Middle Eastern or North African, 1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 2% Two or More Races, 9% unknown;
  • by Gender – 56.47% Female, 42.19% Male, 1.34% Non-Binary;
  • and by Age – 3.94% ages 20-29, 19.46% ages 30-39, 30.21% ages 40-49, 46.39% ages 50 and older.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

The District works to create an inclusive environment that provides a safe-haven for international students, veterans, re-entry students, LGBTQIA+ students, and students of various learning styles regardless of citizenship status.

We are committed to hiring Faculty, Staff, and Management that understand how cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial, and human understanding; and provides positive role models for all students.

Conflict of Interest:

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

District Rights:

We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

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Mt. San Antonio College provides the full college experience without the full college debt. As a nonprofit California Community College, Mt. SAC is known for providing a top-tier education and extensive student services while keeping classes at just $46 a unit.


The campus sits on 420 rolling acres in Walnut, California, located on the eastern edge of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city of Walnut is considered one of the Best Small Towns to Live In by Money Magazine, which highlighted only one other California town. A diverse suburb just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, Walnut is known for its nationally reknowned schools and equestrian community. The city combines the charms of rural living with the benefits of being located just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles.

Mt. San Antonio College serves everyone, from residents to working professionals and international students. Its local College District boundaries encompass the communities of Baldwin Park, Bassett, Charter Oak, Covina, Diamond Bar, the southern portion of Glendora, Hacienda Heights, City of Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Pomona, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, Valinda, Walnut, and West Covina. Learn about our district and trustees.

Dynamic Community

At Mt. San Antonio College, diversity is what brings our campus to life. Our students come from unique backgrounds and are all at different places in their lives. Some are here straight from high school, while others have families and full-time jobs, but they are all here for the same reason: to achieve their goals through education. We proudly serve more than 50,000 students from all walks of life. About half of our students are seeking degrees and certificates. The other half are enjoying community programs, workforce development classes and other non-credit courses. Learn more about demographics on our Facts and Stats page.

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