Under direction from higher level supervisory or management staff, performs technical and complex accounting duties in the preparation, maintenance and review of financial records, accounts and reports; interprets accounting policies and procedures to assure accuracy and compliance; and may have functional or technical supervisory responsibility over clerical and technical employees.
This is the advanced journey level class in the Accounting Specialist series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including the most complex clerical accounting functions at the paraprofessional level requiring principles of accounting and bookkeeping as well as significant directly related and progressive experience. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.
The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of
the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties
from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business
practices. Please see Job Duties for details.
Principles, practices and procedures of accounting, auditing and bookkeeping.
Methods and techniques of financial and statistical recordkeeping and reporting.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.
Perform technical and complex accounting and auditing work in the preparation, maintenance and review of District or campus financial records, accounts and reports.
Audit, review, analyze and reconcile accounting and fiscal reports.
Assure compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Apply auditing and financial recordkeeping principles to assigned work.
Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.
Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
Work independently with little direction.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
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 Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Equivalent to two years of college level course work in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field.
Three years of responsible bookkeeping or clerical accounting experience.