Accounting Technician - San Juan College in Farmington New Mexico

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San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position performs technical and customer service duties in support of assigned Business Office operations.


San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students through a process of continuous quality improvement. We uphold and affirm the following iCARE values:

• Innovation
• Collaboration
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence

Duties & Responsibilities


• Processes vendor invoices and initiates payments as assigned; checks for matching purchase orders and obtains payment authorizations; posts vouchers in accounting software and files invoices; processes weekly check runs and matches invoices to check details; researches vendor and department inquiries regarding payments; makes appropriate adjustments.

• Processes student payments as assigned; provides information to students concerning accounts; negotiates payments with parents and students; processes reports; processes staff, family and faculty waivers

• Processes payments for a variety of college programs and services as assigned.

• Administers and monitors daily restricted fund pre-approval charges as assigned; posts budgets; balances monthly reports; prepares Foundation invoices; posts revenue to Foundation accounts.

• Enters and posts journal entries as assigned; posts budget adjustments.

• Processes travel requisitions as assigned; prepares travel purchase orders; conducts travel training; calculates meal and mileage allowances; processes travel related invoices.

• Assists with college payroll processes as assigned; processes employee paperwork; sets up employee deductions; enters employee hours worked; edits and generates payroll; runs query reports; secures payroll check signatures; prints and distributes checks; generates accounts payable vouchers for benefits, annuities, alternative retirements, garnishments, etc.

• Processes financial aid payments and tuition refunds as assigned; invoices sponsors for student tuition and fees; balances student bookstore accounts.

• Manages purchasing card accounts as assigned.

• Balances cash drawer.

• Maintains files and records.

• Makes copies, scans documents and index scanned images.

• Sorts and distributes mail.

• Performs related duties as assigned.


• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.

• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.

• Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.

• Skill in the provision of customer services.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in the completion of a variety of reports.

• Skill in oral and written communication.


The supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include generally accepted accounting principles and college and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.


• The work consists of related technical and customer service duties. Strict regulations and the need for accuracy contribute to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to provide technical and customer service support for office operations. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and accuracy of those operations.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, faculty, staff, students, parents, bank personnel, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, or to provide services.


• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.

• The work is typically performed in an office.




MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/ internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. • Ability to be bonded.

Starting Salary


Special Instructions to Applicants

You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience section of your application. Attachment of Resumes and CV’s will not be considered as a substitute for this information.

Keyword Phrases

  • Accounting Technician
  • School of Business & Information Technology
  • Innovative, Dynamic Learning College
  • Community College
  • Business and Financial Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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