STAFF ACCOUNTANT - Open Until Filled - First Review Date: June 12, 2016 - San Jose Evergreen Community College District in San Jose California

San Jose Evergreen Community College District

San Jose, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

District Office


Fiscal Services

Position Purpose

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 accounts.  
  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 inquiries. 
  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 resolve discrepancies.
  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 worksheets. 
  10. Oversee accounting for banked overload system to assure accuracy of accounting records.
  11. Perform other duties reasonably related to the job classification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  1. Generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures.
  2. Financial analysis and research procedures.
  3. District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
  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.

Ability to:

  1. Perform high-level professional accounting work in the analysis, maintenance and auditing of accounts affecting District/College operations.
  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 effectiveness.
  6. Oversee, review and critique the work of other staff.
  7. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  8. Operate a computer and related office equipment.
  9. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  10. Analyze situations accurately, exercise sound judgment and working independently, adopt an effective course of action.
  11. Plan, coordinate, execute and evaluate solutions to complex accounting problems.
  12. Meet schedules and time lines.
  13. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  14. Work independently with little direction.
  15. Train and provide work direction to others.

Minimum Qualifications


1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration or related field and three years of increasingly responsible professional level accounting and budgeting.

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic back of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. 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.

Desired Qualifications

1. Master’s degree.

2. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Salary Range

$72,956 - $88,998 Annual Salary (Range 125: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2014-2015). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

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.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 14% Hispanic/Latino, 22 % Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 52% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Keyword Phrases

  • Fiscal Services
  • cultural diversity promotes academic excellence
  • two campuses in Silicon Valley
  • modernization initiative
  • Business and Financial Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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