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Accounting Coordinator
Kern Community College District in Bakersfield, California
 
 
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Date Posted 01/21/2021
Category
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Information

Job Title:
Accounting Coordinator
Position Number:
03125
Posting Date
11/30/2020
Closing Date
Initial Screening Date
12/07/2020
Open Until Filled
No
Position Type:
Classified
Rate:
Work Week
Minimum Salary:
$ 4,855.34 per month
Maximum Salary:
$ 6,860.47 per month
Benefits:
  • Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.
    In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:

  • Flex 125
  • Additional products and services through American Fidelity
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • Tax Shelter Annuities

The District participates in CalPERS retirement system and Social Security benefits for Classified and Management employees. Employees covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

Benefits Website

College/Site:
District Office
Location
DO-KCCD Bakersfield Downtown
Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned manager, serves as lead worker over Accounting Technician positions engaged in the maintenance and preparation of accounting and financial records AND/OR independently performs a variety of the most complex accounting and financial transactions and reporting

Representative Duties:

Plan, prioritize, assign and direct the work of the accounting staff assigned to specially funded projects; coordinate activities within projects; communicate with a variety of district, county, state and federal offices and agencies regarding specially funded programs

Provide technical support, training and general backup for accounting operations; plan, prioritize, assign and direct the work of accounting office staff

Assists in the implementation of federal, state and district accounting and budget regulations; coordinate, prepare, analyze, audit and monitor financial and fiscal related reports and claims

Prepare financial and statistical reports for audit preparation, administrative decision support, state and federal reporting

Prepare, monitor and analyze budgets for an assigned set of accounts; review and analyze budgets for compliance to District regulations

Maintain income records and monitor the collection of monies due; assure accounts receivable are billed accurately and collected in a timely manner

Maintain general and subsidiary ledger accounts; update control accounts; reconcile and balance accounts; create trial balance

Analyze and approve account transactions; assure fiscal documents are prepared and maintained in accordance with established requirements

Audit daily deposits and bank reconciliations; assist auditors in conducting various accounting audits; audit and reconcile ledgers; audit and distribute revenue receipts as appropriate; provide for completeness and validity of documentation of financial transactions

Maintain current, on-going knowledge of the methods and procedures required and utilized in performing the day-to-day operation of accounts receivable and accounts payable; attend training workshops as required

Participate in the selection of staff; provide and coordinate staff training; provide input on performance appraisals

Perform special projects involving budget or accounting analysis as requested by supervisor

Coordinate the disbursement of loans, scholarships and grants of federal, State and local funds; perform compliance review related to conference and travel requests, payment procedures, reimbursements, audit of travel records, maintenance of travel revolving fund and issuance of credit cards

Perform related duties as assigned

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to:Graduation from high school supplemented by some college coursework in business or accounting AND four years of increasingly responsible experience in fiscal record keeping, accounting, and reporting, preferably at least one year in a community college or district-level school setting;
OR
Associate Degree in business, accounting, economics, or related field AND three years of increasingly responsible experience in fiscal record keeping, accounting and reporting, preferably with at least one year in a community college.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Principles and procedures of general and governmental accounting as applicable to community colleges

Basic principles and practices of budgeting and financial control

Federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations pertaining to community college accounting and financial reporting

Principles of training and providing work direction

Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment

Basic principles and practices of fiscal, statistical and administrative research and report preparation

Principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting

Ability to:

Maintain and balance a variety of complex financial records, ledgers and accounts

Organize and direct the work of accounting and clerical support staff

Understand the organization and operation of the district and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities

Research, compile, analyze, interpret and prepare a variety of fiscal, statistical and administrative reports

Compile data and maintain complex records and prepare reports

Operate modern office equipment

Prepare a variety of complex financial statements, reports and analyses

Audit records and invoices for payment

Perform computational tasks and other bookkeeping functions with speed and accuracy

Prepare and administer a budget

Provide work direction and train assigned staff

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

Salary Grade
46.5
Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on December 7, 2020 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

  • Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant’s expense
  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants.

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

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