Compton Community College DistrictAccountantReq: C2023-024Salary: $3561.72 – $5262.28 per monthDeadline: 12/12/2022Complete job description and application available online at: general supervision, performs professional accounting work, including auditing, analyzing, and verifying fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports, providing information to District staff regarding accounting practices and procedures, and reconciling general ledger accounts; assists in preparing the District’s annual budgets; prepares year-end audit reports and schedules; and performs related work as required.SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISEDReceives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. May exercise technical and functional direction over and provide training to lower-level staff.CLASS CHARACTERISTICSThis is a journey-level professional accounting class. Incumbents perform the full range of routine to complex departmental accounting and record-keeping programs under only minimal supervision. Responsibilities require the use of tact, discretion, and independent judgment. Successful performance of the work requires thorough knowledge of governmental accounting practices and procedures, fund accounting, and fiscal management. This class is distinguished from the Accounting Supervisor in that the latter is responsible for supervising the maintenance of accounting and financial records for the District as well as overseeing the work of paraprofessional accounting staff.EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.Provides responsible professional and technical assistance in the administration and implementation of the District’s accounting, auditing, and financial programs.Prepares a wide variety of financial and statistical reports, financial statements, work papers, reconciliations, and cost analyses, including various reports to Federal, State, and local agencies, budgetary reports, and other accounting documents and financial analyses.Monitors expenditures, revenues, and budget allocations to determine the District’s financial status and prepares custom reports, graphs, and schedules as needed; provides budget information to various funding agencies as required.Prepares journal entries and reconciles general ledger and subsidiary accounts related to postings from a wide variety of accounting functions; develops reallocations of budgeted amounts for various assigned programs; prepares monthly financial statements, including distributing monthly revenue and expenditure reports to departments; prepares numerous monthly financial reports.Interprets, explains, and applies general accounting/auditing principles and procedures, laws, and regulations affecting the District’s financial operations; responds to inquiries and requests for other staff regarding accounting procedures and related to District accounts and records.Analyzes and reconciles expenditure and revenue accounts, including bond accounts; reviews and processes appropriation transfer requests between accounts; reconciles bond statements and bank statements to the general ledger.Participates in and assumes responsibility for various departmental programs including financial statements, general ledger, monthly statements, and special projects accounting; conducts and prepares special studies and reports; coordinates with staff in the completion of financial reports.Prepares and enters various data and reports such as adjustments, expenditure transfers, budget augmentations, revisions, transfers, and the analysis and reconciliation of transactions within various accounting and financial computer software applications.Receives proposed budgets from operating departments and reviews for accuracy and completeness, making corrections when necessary.Develops reallocations of budget amounts where appropriate.Compiles reports of various budget revenue and expense category accounts on request.Works with campus and district offices to ensure timely and accurate budget reports.Reviews contracts relating to special funded programs to ensure that program guidelines are followed.Assists in coordinating and conducting periodic external and internal audits.Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions, and reviews publications to remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in the field of accounting.Provides professional and technical assistance to management staff.Performs other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:Education and Experience:Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field and two (2) years of responsible professional accounting experience.PHYSICAL DEMANDSMust possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTSEmployees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS/CLEARANCESCriminal Justice Fingerprints.Tuberculosis screening.District pre-placement drug testing at District expense.BENEFITS PACKAGEDiversified medical, dental, vision and life insurance programs.$50,000 term life insurance plan and long-term disability insurance plans.Benefits also include up to 22 vacation days and 12 sick days per year.Staff members contribute a percentage of their monthly salary to the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and, where applicable, to Social Security.APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:1. Online application: Compton Community College District – Administration – Human Resources2. Cover letter. (Letter of introduction highlighting your education and experience.)3. Resume.4. Pertinent transcripts (only in pdf format) as stated in the job qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position for which you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.IMPORTANT NOTICETo be included in the initial screening, application materials must be received no later than 3 p.m. on the closing date.FOR FURTHER INQUIRIES AND APPLICATION MATERIAL SUBMISSION, CONTACT:Compton College – Human Resources1111 East Artesia BoulevardCompton, CA 90221-#######-900-1600, ext. 2146www.compton.eduThe Compton Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.

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