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Accounting Technician III (Foundations/Advancement)

Company: Cuesta College
Location: Guadalupe
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

ABOUT THE COLLEGE

Located in the heart of scenic San Luis Obispo County, Cuesta College has provided comprehensive associate degree offerings, certificates, and community programs to the region since 1964. Committed to being an inclusive institution that inspires a diverse student population to achieve their educational goals, we are proud to be designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. Cuesta College is committed to racial and socioeconomic diversity that reflects our student population; we strive to hire candidates that share the value of commitment to diversity and inclusion. As part of the Cuesta College team, you can expect to be part of a collaborative community of faculty, classified staff, administrators, students, and community partners advancing educational excellence with intentional support services leading to student success and completion.

Additional information about the college can be found at

https://www.cuesta.edu/about/index.html

The college planning documents can be found at

https://www.cuesta.edu/about/collegeplans/index.html

Our Student Equity Action Plan can be found at

https://www.cuesta.edu/about/info/equity/index.html

We offer comprehensive benefit options. Information about benefits can be found at

https://www.cuesta.edu/about/depts/benefits-insurance/index.html

Cuesta College requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result. This may be verified through Cleared4Cuesta for all students, employees, and visitors who access Cuesta College campuses and facilities. For the most up to date information, please review our Covid-19 Resources page: https://www.cuesta.edu/covid-19/index.html

DEFINITION

Under general supervision of a director or supervisor, perform basic to more complex paraprofessional accounting activities and perform other related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Accounting Technician I, II, and III series are distinguished from other classes in the accounting series in that they are in the mid-range with regard to the degree of supervision, complexity of duties, and extent of independent judgment required. The incumbents may work individually and/or in a team atmosphere and may be required to act in a lead capacity overseeing the work of other technicians, clerks, and clerical staff.

The performance of duties by the incumbent contributes to institutional effectiveness by facilitating processes required for District operation (i.e. accounting).

Essential Functions & Qualifications

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Any one position may not include all the essential functions listed, nor do all the listed essential functions include all tasks, which may be found in the positions of the class.

Level I, II, and III

* Provide a variety of basic financial recordkeeping;
* Word process letters, reports, requisitions, and other materials as assigned;
* Assist in the resolution of discrepancies;
* Learn and implement, as instructed, legal requirements and technical standards;
* Assist in the compilation of financial records;
* Implement federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations;
* Provide information to management and others relative to assignments;
* Process accounting transactions;
* Assemble, match, sort, tabulate, check, post, and file data;
* Perform mathematical calculations;
* Cross-check the work of others;
* Train, cross-train, and assist other staff members as assigned;
* Utilize computerized software programs including, but not limited to, the financial based and student system software programs;
* Perform various cash handling operations in accordance with established procedures of accountability and internal control;
* Create, maintain, and update spreadsheets and word processing documents;
* Operate 10-key calculator and utilize an alpha-numeric keyboard;
* Operate standard office equipment including but not limited to: personal computers, telecommunications equipment, printers, copiers, fax machines, typewriters, cash registers, and other office equipment;
* Receive, open, sort, and distribute the mail;
* Communicate effectively orally and in writing; and
* Perform other related duties as required.

Additional Functions of Level II and III

* Provide basic to intermediate, paraprofessional financial recordkeeping, clerical, and accounting services;
* Assist with full-cycle, double-entry accounting services;
* Maintain subsidiary accounts, ledgers, journals, registers, and logs such as: accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash receipts journal, and voucher register;
* Assist with internal audit procedures; and
* Resolve discrepancies with a greater degree of independence than Level I.

Additional Functions of Level III

* Provide complex, paraprofessional financial recordkeeping, clerical, and accounting services;
* Provide full-cycle, double-entry accounting services;
* Maintain subsidiary accounts, ledgers, journals, registers, and logs;
* Establish and maintain District financial and statistical records; and
* Monitor and review the work of accounting technicians, clerks, and clerical staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Required

Level I

* Any combination equivalent to a high school diploma or GED plus one year of college level courses including three(3) semester units in accounting or two years of experience in financial, business, accounting or statistical record keeping.

Level II

* Any combination equivalent to an Associate degree in accounting, bookkeeping or closely related field including six (6) semester units in accounting or four years of experience in financial, business, accounting or statistical record keeping.

Level III

* Any combination equivalent to an Associate degree in accounting, bookkeeping or closely related field including nine (9) semester units in accounting or five years of experience in financial, business, accounting or statistical record keeping.

Preferred

Level I

* Associate degree in Accounting or related field with emphasis in accounting and two years of experience in financial, business, accounting or statistical record keeping in an educational or other governmental setting.

Level II

* Associate degree in Accounting or related field with emphasis in accounting and four years of experience in financial, business, accounting or statistical record keeping in an educational or other governmental setting.

Level III

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field with emphasis in accounting and five years of experience in financial, business, accounting or statistical record keeping in an educational or other governmental setting.

Knowledge of:

* Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
* Principles and procedures of financial recordkeeping and reporting;
* Principles and procedures of governmental and fund accounting;
* Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations;
* Current cash handling and student accounts recordkeeping, processes, policies, and procedures;
* Computerized accounting and data processing systems as applied to accounting, budgeting, and purchasing functions;
* Current technologies, personal computer, and associated office software such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and/or database software;
* Correct usage of English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary; and
* District policies and procedures.

Level I, II, and III

Ability to:

* Work with a computer-based financial management system;
* Understand and utilize a complex chart-of-accounts;
* Prepare clear, concise, and complete oral and written reports;
* Perform manual tasks and utilize technology with speed and accuracy;
* Understand and carry out complex instructions, both oral and written;
* See for the purpose of reading regulations, laws and codes, rules and policies, and other printed matter;
* Hear and understand speech at normal levels;
* Speak so that others will be able to understand a normal in-person and telephone conversation;
* Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties; and
* Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and of staff and students with physical and learning disabilities.

Physical ability to:

* Read an comprehend printed matter and text and data on computer monitors;
* Communicate intelligibly and effectively via speech, telephone, written correspondence, and/or email;
* Sit or stand for extended periods of time;
* Lift and/or carry 25 pounds; and
* Exert manual dexterity sufficient for keyboard and other office equipment operation.

License and Certificates (current within the last year or must be continuously current):

* Valid driver's license and eligible to obtain California driver's license upon hire.

Additional Information

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO APPLY

Candidates will be required to submit ALL of the required documents below when applying for this position. When uploading documents, PDF uploads are preferred.

* Cover letter;
* Resume;
* Reference List (see further instructions below);
* Unofficial transcripts;
* Diversity statement (see further instructions below).

Diversity Statement Instructions: Cuesta College is committed to building and maintaining a workforce that reflects and honors the diversity of our students. It is important to us that our faculty, staff, and administrators demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds as well as sexual orientation and abilities of all constituents in the Cuesta College community.

In 500 words or less, with consideration to our Mission Statement and our values expressed above, please explain how you will demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in this position.

Reference List Instructions: Your reference list must include two professional references, their contact information, and their relationship to you.

Completed online applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date for this position. LATE, INCOMPLETE, FAXED, MAILED OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

SALARY SCHEDULE

Below is the full salary schedule range for this position, steps A through E. Per Cuesta College's bargaining agreement, new employees are placed at Steps A through C, which is the anticipated hiring range also listed below. The bargaining agreement also includes step and longevity increases. For a full salary schedule, please see our website: https://www.cuesta.edu/about/depts/humanresources/salary_schedules.html

* Salary Schedule Range: $3,984 - $4,843 per month.
* Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,984 - $4,393 per month.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Cuesta College will not sponsor any visa applications.

San Luis Obispo County Community College District ("Cuesta College") is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), age, disability (physical and mental), genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal and state law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Cuesta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

In compliance with California law, all prospective staff and students are entitled to read the Annual Security Report, published each October by the Cuesta College Department of Public Safety. This report contains information about our emergency and crime reporting procedures, as well as crime statistics for the past 3 years. You may request a copy of this report at one of our two Public Safety Offices: on SLO campus at Building 6600A or on North County Campus at building N1021, during campus business hours. You may also access the complete text of this report at the following website address: https://www.cuesta.edu/about/depts/publicsafety/clery_act

Cuesta College uses E-Verify as part of the I-9 process to verify the work eligibility of all new hires. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records. For further information, visit: https://www.cuesta.edu/about/depts/humanresources/Job_Opportunities.html

Interview Process Information

Selected applicants will be invited to attend a Zoom interview and skills test on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

Agency

Cuesta College (CA)

Address

P. O. Box 8106

San Luis Obispo, California, 93403

Phone

(805) 546-3129

Website

https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cuesta

Keywords: Cuesta College, Santa Maria , Accounting Technician III (Foundations/Advancement), Professions , Guadalupe, California

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