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Classification Title Senior Accounting Specialist
Job Category: Classified Staff
Job Open Date: 06/12/2018
Job Close Date: 06/26/2018
Initial Screening Date
Position ID: P0004074
Job Open ID: REQ7329
Position Title: Senior Accounting Specialist (One or More Positions)
Location 30-District
Department Fiscal Services (Dist) (Dist-013-064)
Term: 12 Months/Year
Salary Schedule Link: Click here for current Salary Schedules
Pay Basis: Monthly
Pay Range: 131
% of Range: 100%
Hours per week: 40
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Receives Benefits: Yes
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible
employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life
insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment
coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are
fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public
Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

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Additional Information
Summary Description:

Under direction from higher level supervisory or management staff, performs technical and complex accounting duties in the preparation, maintenance and review of financial records, accounts and reports; interprets accounting policies and procedures to assure accuracy and compliance; and may have functional or technical supervisory responsibility over clerical and technical employees.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the advanced journey level class in the Accounting Specialist series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including the most complex clerical accounting functions at the paraprofessional level requiring principles of accounting and bookkeeping as well as significant directly related and progressive experience. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of
the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties
from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business
practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices and procedures of accounting, auditing and bookkeeping.
Methods and techniques of financial and statistical recordkeeping and reporting.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Mathematical principles.
English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.

Ability to:

Perform technical and complex accounting and auditing work in the preparation, maintenance and review of District or campus financial records, accounts and reports.
Audit, review, analyze and reconcile accounting and fiscal reports.
Assure compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Apply auditing and financial recordkeeping principles to assigned work.
Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.
Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
Work independently with little direction.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to two years of college level course work in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field.


Three years of responsible bookkeeping or clerical accounting experience.

License or Certificate:
Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting. Duties are typically performed at a desk or computer terminal; subject to noise from office equipment operation; frequent interruptions and contact in person and on the telephone with students, academic and classified staff and others. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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