California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 14, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Napa Valley College 



Salary: See Position Description

Job Number: 2021-00012

Closing Date: 7/27/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


Complete job description and application available online at:



Napa Valley College is seeking an Accountant in the Business & Finance Office.  The Office assists students with their fee related and student body related financial activities.  It also assists and supports departments and employees of the College with their purchasing, accounting, payroll and budget needs.  The Office ensures that all activities comply with generally accepted accounting procedures, District policies, and state and federal regulations.  The incumbent in this position will be performing accounting and fiscal work in the maintenance, examination, verification, and analysis of fiscal records; performing cost and fund accounting and reporting; and providing support to college financial activities with specific responsibility for ensuring that fiscal policies, practices, and regulations meet compliance requirements. The position reports to the Senior Manager, Accounting.


This is a full-time, 12-months-per-year, classified position.  The salary has an appropriate placement on range 16 of the current Classified Salary Schedule. The starting salary range is $4,076/month to $4,718/month, with future steps up to $5,736/month.  Placement is made based on experience.  The college offers a fringe benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, employee assistance program, and public employee retirement system membership.



Essential Functions

• Analyzes financial information (e.g. general ledger accounts, inventory records, etc.) for the purpose of identifying potential budget variances, compiling statistical information, developing procedures, and conforming to established financial practices and regulatory requirements.

• Collaborates with a variety of individuals and groups, both internal and external (e.g. Business Office staff, college administrative staff, government agencies, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and programs in accordance with established financial policies, practices, laws, and regulatory guidelines.

• Compiles statistical and financial data for the purpose of facilitating third-party reporting, developing budget recommendations, providing financial summaries to personnel, and ensuring compliance with established guidelines.

• Conducts a variety of accounting functions (e.g. accounting projects, annual financial and budget reports, etc.) for the purpose of providing requested supporting documentation, information on internal processes, and facilitating activities in support of audit processes.

• Coordinates a variety of accounting activities (e.g. annual budget and report preparation, preparation for external audits, etc.) for the purpose of providing required guidance and support.

• Develops reporting processes, procedures, and internal controls (e.g. accounting policy development, account tracking, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining the efficient flow of financial processes.

• Facilitates unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of conveying and gathering information required to perform job functions.

• Implements standard accounting procedures for the purpose of ensuring compliance with established accounting practices and all applicable regulatory requirements.

• Monitors financial processes for the purpose of providing internal financial controls throughout the college.

• Presents a variety of financial reports and information (e.g. budget overviews, accounting processes, distribution formulas, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback, and ensuring adherence to established internal controls.

• Provides technical expertise and guidance to staff and administration regarding accounting issues and related financial activities for the purpose of conveying pertinent information regarding the organizations financial operations and ensuring compliance with established policies, practices and regulatory requirements.

• Recommends procedures and actions on issues related to accountancy for the purpose of providing direction and decision making for the college administration.

• Reconciles fiscal information and account balances (e.g. balances with general ledger accounts, individual assets on a selective basis, etc.) for the purpose of verifying accuracy of information and maintaining accurate balances while complying with accounting practices.

• Researches a variety of financial and administrative topics (e.g. accounting trends, foreseeable regulation, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and recommendations that impact college operations.

• Responds to a variety of inquiries (e.g. correct account entries, accounting regulations, account financial information, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating communication, providing guidance and information, and direction.

• Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.



Minimum Qualifications


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:  

SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment using pertinent software applications; performing accounting procedures; planning and managing projects; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: principles of accounting and auditing; general governmental accounting practices; standard office practices and procedures; pertinent codes, policies, regulations, and laws; business telephone etiquette; office application software; and recordkeeping and record retention practices.


ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required · to work with a wide diversity of individuals·; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: analyzing a variety of financial and statistical information; working under time constraints; communicating with diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working with detailed information; and demonstrated sensitivity to an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of community college students.



Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; directing the use of budgeted funds within a work unit. Utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to impact the organization's services.


Work Environment:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.



Three (3) years of job related experience.



Associate degree with study in job related area.



Nineteen (19) units of college coursework in Accounting and five (5) years of job related experience.



Criminal Background Clearance

• Tuberculosis Clearance


Desirable Qualifications

• Accounting experience in a public agency;

• Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Ellucian Colleague or similar ERP databases;

• Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting.


Title 8, USC, Section 1324-A requires verification of eligibility for employment in the United States.



A.  Applicants must complete the online application through  All elements of the application, including supplemental questions, must be submitted in order for the application to be considered complete. 


Internal applicants are still required to submit a complete application packet for this position.  This includes submission of transcripts and all other required application materials.


The District will not accept materials by e-mail, fax, or mail for this position.


SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Training & Development.


Napa Valley College, an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, maintains a drug-free workplace and requires that employees abide by that policy.


For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources, Training & Development:


2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway

Napa, CA 94558

(707) 256-7100


For technical support, contact NEOGOV at (855) 524-5627.