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Accounting Technician II - Special Projects

Rio Hondo College

Job Description

Job Number CLA00364P
Position Title Accounting Technician II - Special Projects
Position Type Classified Full Time
Percentage Employee 100 %
Number of Months Assignment 12
Starting Date As soon as possible
Current Work Schedule
Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Days and hours of employment may change depending on District needs.
Salary Range 31
$5,145.60 – $6,592.17 monthly- Successful candidate will start at step 1 except in cases where District deems appropriate. This is a Categorically Funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon continued funding.
Shift Differential  
FLSA Non-Exempt
Location Main Campus
Department Accounting (Dept)
Open Date 11/09/2022
Closing Date 11/28/2022
Open Until Filled  
About Rio Hondo College
About Río Hondo College

Río Hondo College welcomes and embraces all students in their educational and career pathways. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), our College has a student population of 22,000, of which 18,000 are Latinx students. We were the first college in Los Angeles County to provide two years of free tuition to first-time, full-time college students through our Río Promise program. We are proud to acknowledge that many of our students have transferred to high ranked institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, USC and UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach, and Whittier College to name a few.


Our caring and dedicated student-centered staff, faculty, and administrators are devoted to the advancement of educational justice, equity, and opportunity for all our students. Our College’s 900 employees, with close to 600 faculty, hold themselves accountable for the academic success of disproportionately impacted student populations. Our entire staff, with unwavering team collaboration, work hard to ensure our students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color.

Río Hondo College is committed to the recruitment of qualified and diverse employees who are dedicated to our students’ success. We recognize that diversity in an academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are steadfast in our hiring practices and staff development processes which reinforce the goals of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Our practices and processes also support the importance of a workforce that reflects the community and the diverse student population we serve.

Río Hondo College employs approximately 55% tenured track faculty of color; 60% part-time faculty of color; 85% classified staff of color; and 50% administrators of color.

Río Hondo College offers 30 associate degrees that guarantee transfer (ADTs) to Cal State Universities, a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology, more than 60 certificates, a Pathway to Law School, dual enrollment with K-12 districts, state championship speech & debate team, top-notch athletic teams, student leadership opportunities, travel abroad experiences and more.

In collaboration with the communities in Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, El Monte, South El Monte, Whittier, portions of Norwalk, La Mirada, Downey, La Puente, the City of Industry, Los Nietos and Avocado Heights, Río Hondo College provides an exceptional academic curriculum to meet the unique needs of our region and strengthen our communities.
Basic Function
Under general supervision, to perform and coordinate a variety of complex and technical accounting work involved in the receipt or disbursement of funds and budget control; to process, analyze and reconcile financial documents; and to do other work as required for special projects and programs.
Representative Duties
Coordinates cashier functions, cash receipts, cash disbursements, accounts payable services and special accounts and funds.

Monitors and controls expenditures of all funds; pre-encumbers requisitions; assigns account codes to all requisitions, travel authorizations and cash receipts to ensure proper accounting for expenditures; assures adequate funds to cover expenditures; assures that expenditures are charged to appropriate accounts.

Enters appropriate data and information regarding the District budget; records receipts and expenditures; transfers monies; corrects errors and discrepancies as necessary for special projects.

Performs a variety of budget control duties; ensures proper collection of funds from all College departments; ensures compliance to College security procedures; resolves budget problems as they arise with Districtfaculty, staff and administrators; enters budget changes and updates as necessary.

Assists faculty and staff with questions regarding cash receipts, disbursements and account balances; responds to inquiries from staff and students; resolves difficult and sensitive student problems and concerns regarding special projects.

Performs a variety of cash disbursements duties; posts payments regarding construction contracts, maintenance agreements, independent contractors and utilities; ensures timely disbursement of funds.

Establishes, monitors and maintains assigned accounts or categories; reconciles and balances assigned accounts and bank statements; records financial transactions as necessary for special projects.

Prepares, processes, inputs data and posts all related information from payroll recap printout generated from the County.

Processes various claims including travel and conference requests and posts mileage deferrals.

Prepares and processes a variety of internal and external reports including budget reports for special projects, quarterly reports and year-end miscellaneous reports related to special projects and programs.

Operates a variety of office equipment including a calculator and personal computer and word processing software such as Microsoft Office.

Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
    • Budget needs of all departments within the College.
    • Modern and complex principles and practices of accounting and auditing.
    • Modern and complex principles and procedures of financial record keeping and budgeting.
    • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
    • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
    • Mathematical principles.
    • Operation a variety of office equipment including a calculator and personal computer and word processing software such as Microsoft Office.
    • Funding and reporting guidelines for categorical, Chancellor’s office grants, state and federal funding.


  • Maintain and audit fiscal records and accounts in a community college district.
  • Perform technical and complex accounting work in the preparation, maintenance and review of District financial records, accounts and reports.
  • Understand and ensure compliance to District accounting policies and procedures.
  • Accurately tabulate, record and balance assigned transactions.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a calculator and personal computer and word processing software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Maintain a variety of financial records and files related to budget control and accounts payable and receivable.
  • Prepare a variety of financial and statistical reports.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • 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
Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and supplemented by college level course work in accounting. Five years of increasingly responsible technical and clerical accounting experience.
Foreign Degrees

Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.

License Certificates/Credentials  
Desired Qualifications  
Distinguishable Characteristics
Incumbents in this class are required to semi-independently perform the more skilled work in this series. They are required to have a thorough knowledge and understanding of financial record keeping methods, procedures and practices, and a general knowledge of governmental financial record keeping methods and general guidelines for categorical, state and federal funding. This position will be responsible for special projects such as VTEA, state and federal grant projects, contract training, etc. They perform diversified duties involving a wide range of procedures, using initiative and judgment in analyzing information and determining a course of action within the standard operating procedures and established guidelines. This class differs from the Accounting Technician II in that the latter applies to general College/District accounting responsibilities versus specific special projects/programs.
Working Conditions  
Position Description
Applications are currently being accepted for Accounting Technician II-Special Projects. This is a Full-Time 100%, 12 month position. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Application Procedure
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.

Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.
  • Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  • Complete transcripts of all colleges/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted) NOTE: Transcripts from multiples colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
  • Transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date. Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.
Special Instructions to Applicants  
Additional Information
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
  • Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
  • As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
  • For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
  • Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.
  • A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.
Commitment to Diversity

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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EEO Statement

Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.

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