San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
Close/First Review Date:
San Jose City College
The Staff Accountant reports to the Director of College Fiscal
Services at San Jose City College Office. The work schedule is 12
months per year; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Staff Accountant is a grant funded position and contingent upon
This position is represented by the California School Employees
Association (CSEA), Chapter 363.
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform professional
accounting, financial analysis and special projects in support of
the overall fiscal interest of the organization; lead and review
the work of staff responsible for various general ledger accounts;
serve as a technical resource to the designated organization.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Review computer input for various accounts to assure accuracy of
the general ledger; assure that accounts are recorded properly,
including cash, apportionment and property taxes.
2. Serve as primary contact for the District's/College's banking
relationships; prepare journal entries and reconcile bank
3. Plan, prioritize and provide technical direction and review the
work of staff responsible for a variety of accounts including
accounts payable and accounts receivable.
4. Assist in the implementation of department goals and objectives;
recommend and implement approved policies and procedures.
5. Establish schedules and methods for providing accounting
services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate
management staff; allocate resources and respond to
6. Perform special fiscal projects involving such matters as
integration establishment of new software, analysis of financial
reports, preparation of research-based studies and others.
7. Review and analyze financial reports for the Colleges/District
assure reports are balanced and coded accurately; identify and
8. Prepare analytical and statistical reports and projections on
operations and activities; conduct research for management staff;
provide worksheet information.
9. Coordinate activities involving outside auditors; provide
additional data as requested; prepare ear-end closing documents and
10. Oversee accounting for banked overload system to assure
accuracy of accounting records.
11. Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall
objective of the position.
1. Generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, practices
2. Financial analysis and research procedures.
3. District organization, operations, policies and
4. State Education Code, State Budget and Accounting policies and
other applicable laws.
5. Operation of a computer and related software.
6. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
7. Oral and written communication skills.
8. Technical aspects of field of specialty.
9. Principles of training and providing work direction.
1. Perform high-level professional accounting work in the analysis,
maintenance and auditing of accounts affecting District/College
2. Maintain accurate financial and statistical records.
3. Assure compliance with applicable District policies, procedures
and governmental regulations.
4. Reconcile, balance and audit records and accounts.
5. Present solutions to management level with confidence and
6. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and
7. Operate a computer and related office equipment.
8. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working
relationships with others.
9. Analyze situations accurately, exercise sound judgment and
working independently, and adopt an effective course of
10. Meet schedules and time lines.
11. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
12. Work independently with little direction.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher
education with major course work in accounting, finance, business
administration or related field.
2. Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience
in accounting and budgeting.
1. Master’s degree
2. Bilingual abilities, desirable.
District’s Diversity Requirements
- Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the
diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual
orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups
historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced
- Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major
duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in
the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent
transferable skills to do so.
$94,204 - $114,919 Annual Salary (Range 125: Classified Salary
Schedule Fiscal Year 2021-2022). Starting placement is generally at
Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical,
dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance
for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection.
Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible
Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts.
Classified employees also receive vacation, 12 sick leave days and
19 paid holidays.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and
apply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who
are passionate about providing our student population with the best
educational experience possible. The District recognizes that
cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic
excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding;
provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an
inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its
employees, students, and the community it serves.
As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per
semester, and an extremely diverse student population
(Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific
Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian
11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and
Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis
on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the
The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as
colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors
and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23%
White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all
qualified, outstanding applicants.