Kern Community College District Accounting Technician II - Short-Term Temporary in Ridgecrest, California

Position Information


Sick Leave

This position is eligible for ACA health benefits only.

Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform complex technical accounting work in the preparation, processing and maintenance of College and District accounting records.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Accounting Technician I performs a full-range of accounting functions. The Accounting Technician I and II are both paraprofessional accounting classes. The Accounting Technician II performs the more complex technical accounting assignments.

Representative Duties:

Maintain various ledgers, registers and journals; post, check and balance ledgers; draw journal entries

Prepare daily journals from cash register sales receipts; process credit card charge invoices through accounts receivable ledger

Verify account codes for accounts payable invoices; pay invoices; enter payment information into computer and print checks; verify appropriateness of invoices in relation to use of budgeted funds

Prepare financial statements and oversee accounting activities for assigned programs such as food service and bookstore

Maintain accounts payable and receivable invoices throughout the fiscal year

Analyze account transaction requisitions for proper documentation, signatures, account numbers and sufficient fund balance for payments; enter journal entries for various account transactions into account general ledgers; correct financial records as necessary; maintain financial records

Monitor budgets for various accounts; oversee billing for reimbursements of projects for various accounts; verify coding for account transactions; prepare monthly budget reports for accounts

Bill state agencies for various projects for campuses, District Office and various programs

Prepare journal entries for fringe benefits on various projects; prepare billings to transfer funds from various accounts to general funds; analyze projects for compliance with accuracy and accounting standards

Prepare expenditure and billings reports for various state and county agencies; prepare quarterly and yearly financial reports for a variety of college departments; compute quarterly sales taxes for departments

Enter payroll data into computer; print payroll checks and payroll check register; gather and send tax form information for the District Office

Reconcile monthly bank statements for various payrolls and accounts; prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports as required; distribute to various agencies

Process refund requests for students; monitor student fee deferrals; coordinate changes with financial aid office; bill enrollment and material fee charges from the District Office

Analyze cash flow

Check and approve budget transfers from the college campuses

Supervise and train staff involved in collecting, processing and accounting for cash and tickets as required

Perform related duties as assigned

Education and Experience

Any Combination Equivalent to:

Graduation from high school supplemented by two years of college-level course work in accounting or a related field AND four years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance of financial or statistical records.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Principles and procedures of bookkeeping and basic accounting

General accounting and invoice auditing procedures

Pertinent laws, rules and regulations related to bookkeeping and basic accounting

Basic arithmetic

Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment

Ability to:

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

Perform computational tasks and other bookkeeping functions with speed and accuracy

Audit records and invoices for payment

Read and understand financial records, reports and technical and procedural requirements

Apply pertinent laws, rules and regulations of bookkeeping and basic accounting

Maintain accurate and complete financial records

Compile data to prepare financial and statistical reports

Operate a computer, adding and calculating machine

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled. 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)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • 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.

Job Title: Accounting Technician II - Short-Term Temporary

Position Number: 01828

Posting Date: 10/13/2016

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Short-term Temporary Hourly

Rate: $20.78 per hour

Work Week: 40 hours per week

College/Site: Cerro Coso College

Location: CC-Main Campus, Ridgecrest

Salary Grade: 41