Accounting Specialist III - Part Time Temporary

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Monterey Peninsula College

Accounting Specialist III - Part Time Temporary

Salary: $15.77 Hourly
Job Type:
Job Number: 2020-00219
Closing: Continuous
Location: Monterey, CA
Division: Administrative Services


As this is a Part-Time/Short Term Temporary position which is open until filled.You will be contacted by the Hiring Department in the event that they wish to schedule an interview.

Example of Duties
Essential Functions:
  • Perform specialized, complex and responsible duties involved in the preparation and maintenance of financial records and reports associated with the accounting office
  • Maintain fiscal records for federal and state projects; establish, maintain and revise procedures for the recording of all federal and state award allocations financial activity.
  • Prepare journal entries and periodic reconciliations of general ledger, general journals, subsidiary accounts and bank statements,
  • Review and ensure posting to proper account and general ledger; financial and statistical data to proper account and adjust accounts.
  • Calculate and review invoice sales tax for accuracy and compliance with laws and regulations; maintain sales tax summary report.
  • Prepare account and statistical data, remittances and reports in support of the Controller.
  • Prepare and submit to the Department of Education the monthly balance of federal program funds.
  • Prepare financial and statistical reports related to assigned division/department for State and Federal agencies if directed to do so; create computerized spreadsheets; input/retrieve a variety of fiscal and statistical information.
  • Review budget records, post receipts and expenditures according to established procedures; verify authorization, budget account codes and availability of funds for requisitions; post and process accounts.
  • Interpret, explain and apply rules, regulations and practices; respond to inquiries and provide information to District employees, vendors and others.
  • Perform a variety of support duties which may include, but is not limited to answering the phone; operate a variety of office and accounting machines, including calculator and computer peripherals.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience: Any combination of education, experience, and training that would indicate possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed herein. For example, completion of two years of college level course work in accounting or related fields, and three years of experience with increasingly responsible activities, use of financial software (QuickBooks, Escape) and the preparation of financial statements

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public sector accounting in a college setting, fundamental concepts and basic methods of internal auditing, accounting systems and procedures; GAAP; GASB; cash control processes; general office and records keeping procedures; security risk and control procedures related to accounting and cash handling; the importance of protecting the confidentiality of financial records; operation of computer and applicable Page 2 of 3 software; telephone techniques and etiquette; basic operation of standard office machines ; knowledge of Microsoft Suite preferred.

Ability to: perform complex bookkeeping functions, and mathematical computations; prioritize tasks and do several tasks simultaneously; apply rules and regulations to practical situations; assemble and organize data; prepare worksheets and reports; use appropriate and correct English spelling, grammar, and punctuation; perform arithmetical calculations with speed and accuracy; accurately and efficiently use a variety of software to produce spreadsheets and other documents as needed to fulfill the requirements of the job; learn and successfully use new software programs as required to fulfill the requirements of the job; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; understand and carry out both oral and written directions; work effectively to meet deadlines; maintain the security and confidentiality of specified records and information; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information
Term of Assignment: This is a temporary assignment to be filled ASAP or until permanent position is filled.

Temporary work schedule: Monday through Friday, up to 29 hours a week.

Salary: $15.77 Hourly

How to Apply
Visit and select "classified and other positions." Here you will find the announcement and the "apply" button in the upper right hand corner. You will be asked to log-in or create a new user account.

  • Complete all required fields of the application AND
  • Attach a .pdf of your resume
Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close or continue the recruitment at any time.

Conditions of Employment
Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all preĀ­-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit Risk Assessment or verification of a negative TB exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.

The District is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

NOTE Smoking Policy: Smoking on campus is limited to designated smoking areas.

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