Accounting Technician - #197158

Chabot - Las Positas Community College District

Date: 06/08/2022 10:30 AM

City: Hayward, California

Salary: $4,533 / month

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

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Job Location

Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545


Administrative Services

Job Summary

The Chabot College Community

Chabot College is committed to educational equity in its academic programs and college services so that students may achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our equity work today builds upon a strong history: the Puente and Umoja programs were first created at Chabot College, and have since been replicated across the state. These programs have paved the way for a series of additional educational and student support programs intentionally focused on equity that thrive at Chabot College today. Chabot College is located in Hayward, California, the third most diverse city in the United States. We serve a highly diverse student population and are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Information about the demographics of our campus community can be found here

Serving our diverse community requires a culturally-responsive approach that recognizes the myriad strengths and assets that our students bring to the campus community. We do so by promoting a classroom and co-curricular learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, engaging, and challenging, and where respect, dignity, and integrity are core values. We see students as producers of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. We work to reframe inequities as a problem of practice, and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and institutional responsibility

Joining Our College Community

We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:

1. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference

2. Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence

3. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice

4. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students

5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals

6. Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities

7. Empower the underrepresented and underserved

8. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders

9. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking an Accounting Technician for Chabot College in Hayward, California

Under general supervision, perform technical para-professional accounting work of above average difficulty in the maintenance of a wide variety of general and specialized financial records and documents; prepare account adjustments, reconcile bank accounts for financial aid and prepare various financial and statistical reports; may perform duties of full-charge bookkeeper for a system of accounts; provide technical and complex administrative support to higher level accounting or financial management staff; and may have lead responsibilities over student assistants and accounting assistant positions

Representative Duties

The following 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

1. Assemble, tabulate, check and file financial data and process a variety of documents involved in financial transactions; maintain financial records such as journals, ledgers, record of stores, equipment and perpetual inventory, and budgetary appropriation accounts

2. Prepare and post bills for payment, monthly trial balances, bank reconciliations, financial statements and sales tax reports; close and re-open books of account

3. Collect and receive monies within the area of assignment; deposit funds in appropriate accounts; maintain revolving cash fund and prepare related bank reconciliations

4. Prepare billing for accounts receivable, following up on collection items; compare purchase orders against invoices; check requisitions against available funds; make and verify extensions; assign codes and numbers to accounts, vendors, and clients according to procedures

5. Review items related to accounts receivable; resolve invoicing, purchase order and other financial documentation questions or problems with affected vendors

6. Prepare and type financial and statistical reports; maintain registers and general and detailed ledger journals for District funds; maintain accounting records for categorical funds

7. Receive, code, and verify financial documents for accuracy and adherence to legal and procedural requirements; enter and update records manually and electronically; prepare records for data processing routines

8. Receive and verify expenses claimed for travel purposes; log expenses into appropriate program in preparation for reimbursement

9. Utilize general software packages and applications to access District host computer and/or other databases; enter and extract information and data, compile and distribute information to appropriate organizational units and prepare various computerized reports and spreadsheets

10. Provide training to designated staff related to assigned area of responsibility including in the areas of account balances, year to date account activity, budgets, and form preparation; provides training to Student Life staff and students involved in Associated Student Body Clubs and Senate

11. Review, analyze and approve transactions processed by others for accuracy, appropriateness and proper allocation

12. Respond to inquiries and convey technical and/or other information about programs and services provided by the organizational unit and the District; convey policies and procedures, referring difficult or sensitive matters to the appropriate administrator

13. Assist in the review of financial reports prepared by other departments

14. Participate in the development of new forms and procedures

15. Operate various office machines and computer equipment, including typewriter, adding machine, calculator, and copier

16. Make regular contact with vendors, staff, students, and public to discuss routine financial transactions and to resolve simple problems

17. Perform related duties as required

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Education & Experience – Any combination of the following would provide a typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by two years of college level course work in finance, accounting, business administration or a related field


Two years of increasingly responsible experience in the preparation and maintenance of accounting records

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties

Knowledge of:

1. Generally accepted accounting principles and practices used in double entry accounting (GAAP)

2. GASB pronouncements, general ledger processes and special program accounting practices and procedures

3. Basic cost accounting principles

4. Basic auditing and budgeting principles and practices

5. Principles and procedures of accounts receivable operations

6. Data entry methods used in automated accounting systems

7. Methods and techniques of financial record keeping and reporting

8. Sufficient business math skills to perform algebraic and statistical computations

9. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers, applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases, and automated accounting systems

10. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Ability to:

1. Maintain accurate and complete financial records and transactions

2. Enter financial data onto automated accounting systems and prepare account adjustments

3. Perform a variety of accounting, fiscal, and statistical record keeping duties including to maintain and reconcile a variety of records and files

4. Ensure accuracy and make adjustments, corrections and reconciliations to accounts as needed

5. Complete complex arithmetic, algebraic and statistical computations with speed and accuracy

6. Communicate complex technical accounting issues in clear, concise form both orally and in writing

7. Prepare clear and accurate financial statements and reports

8. Apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations

9. Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines

10. Meet critical deadlines while working with frequent interruptions

11. Exercise tact and judgment in responding to inquiries and resolving complaints and problems

12. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications

13. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

14. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

15. Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio economic, and disabled populations of community college students

Desirable Qualifications

Job Work Schedule

40 hours/week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., hours may vary depending on department needs, occasional evening and weekends required as needed, 12 months/year

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions


Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting


Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information

EEO Statement

It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of
employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against
any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious
creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color,
national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other
similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its
own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of
applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

Posting Detail Information

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Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

The Board of Trustees has implemented a vaccine mandate for all employees. Accordingly, finalist(s) must comply with the vaccine mandate prior to being forwarded to the Board of Trustees for approval. See vaccine mandate information at

Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Personal Qualifications Statement

Optional Documents

  • Other Document

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