$60,840.00 - $81,456.00 Annually
4/12/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Under the direction of the Director of Budget & Categorical
Accounting, the College Accountant will be responsible for
assisting the CAO with the daily fiscal operation of the District,
assuring that all accounting functions are recorded properly and
timely, with monitoring District cash flow; verifying daily bank
positive pay for fraud prevention; assisting with establishing and
auditing the working budget and reporting it monthly to the Board
of Trustees and County Office of Education; assisting with the
year-end closing; processing the monthly CalCard statements,
reviewing for expenses and assuring no fraud has occurred;
assisting with financial aid disbursements; utilizing the
District's integrated software system and other District fiscal
software; performing a variety of difficult and complex accounting
duties; preparing, maintaining and auditing assigned District-wide
financial reports; assisting in the formulation and revision of
financial record-keeping procedures; Prepare monthly bank
reconciliations. Maintain state-funded project accounting in FUSION
and prepare certain required annual IRS filing. Provide work
direction and guidance to assigned staff.
This is a Full-Time 12 month position, 7:45 a.m. - 4:45
p.m. Initial placement is at $60,840.
College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a
diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving
Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in
transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our
students. We are dedicated to recruiting employees who are
committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their
educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding
and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a
passion for student success.
Job duties of the College Accountant include:
Plan, prioritize and perform a variety of accounting and
budgeting functions; communicate with a variety of District,
County, state and federal offices and agencies regarding fiscal
Function as a critical part of the Accounting team.
Provide technical support, training and general backup for
accounting operations; plan, prioritize, assign and direct the work
of accounting office staff.
Coordinate District-wide accounting functions for assigned
program or District operation.
Prepare District-wide reports involving attendance, mandated
costs, special reserve reimbursements claims and instructional
Review, interpret and implement federal, State and District
accounting and budget regulations; coordinate, prepare, analyze,
audit and monitor financial and fiscal-related reports and
Prepare, monitor and analyze budgets for an assigned set of
accounts; review and analyze budgets for compliance to District
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
Analyze and approve account transactions, assure fiscal
documents are prepared and maintained in accordance with
Provide a variety of information and resolve problems regarding
financial, payroll or purchasing records as requested.
Assist in preparing, annual District budget by compiling
information regarding transfers, expenditures, income, adjustments
Analyze fiscal records and prepare a variety of district
financial and statistical reports for audit preparation,
administrative decision support, State and federal reporting.
Participate in the selection of staff; provide and coordinate
Utilize the District's integrated software in performing the
required duties of the position.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Education
Any combination equivalent to:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or
university in Accounting, Business, or Business Administration, or
related field and
Two years of responsible experience in accounting, including
the preparation and maintenance of financial records and
Indoor office environment.
Ability to inspect financial records.
Ability to communicate with staff.
Ability to sit for extended period of time.
Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.
Ability to retrieve files and to reach in all directions.
Ability to operate office equipment.
Knowledge and Abilities
The hiring committee is seeking evidence of the following:
Accounting practices and procedures.
Laws, rules and regulations governing community college
Modern office practices procedures and equipment.
Practices of financial record - keeping, including accounting
systems which are maintained on data processing.
District organization, operations, policies and
Oral and written communications skills.
Applicable section of State Education Code and other applicable
Technical aspects of field of specialty.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Principles and practices of supervision and training.
Prepare clear and accurate financial statements and
Perform a wide variety of Para-professional accounting
Operate standard office machines, such as computer terminal and
Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately
Work cooperatively with others
Work independently with little direction
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of
Meet schedules and time lines
Plan and organize work
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Train and direct personnel
To be considered applicants must submit ALL
following required material before or by the filing deadline:
An online job application.
Letter of interest, which addresses how the applicant's
experience and/or education enables him/her to be able to perform
the job duties.
Unofficial copies of transcripts of all college/university
work. Official transcripts required upon employment.
Recruitment Analyst: Keila Reynoso email@example.com
To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cos/jobs/3029961/college-accountant
COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College
District is committed to the principles of equal employment
opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all
qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and
equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to
discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the
basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color,
language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin,
age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental
status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental
disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived