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Company: Kern Community College district
Job Title: Accounting Manager
Job Category: Accounting
Job description:  
Accounting Manager

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02209

Posting Date: 09/27/2017

Initial Screening Date: 10/17/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $85,307.16 annually

Maximum Salary: $111,930.39 annually (maximum entry $89,625.84 annually)


Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP ).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
•Flex 125
•AFLAC Policy
•Supplemental voluntary life insurance
•403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: District Office

Location: DO-KCCD Bakersfield Downtown

Basic Function:

Under the direction of the Director, Accounting Services, the Accounting Manager plans, organizes and manages an assigned college or major District-wide accounting program or set of accounts; provide supervision and guidance to assigned staff; perform a variety of complex financial transactions and reporting

Examples of Duties:

Supervise defined accounting functions at the District or College such as cash receipts, accounts payable, fixed assets, accounts receivable, general ledger, Enterprise, Bookstore and Foundation accounting and other record-keeping functions

Assist in establishing and implementing District accounting and financial policies pertaining to the functional areas supervised

Establish working procedures and processes for the functional accounting unit supervised

Interpret District accounting and financial policies

Oversee District Bidding process

Maintain in-depth technical and professional knowledge of the assigned accounting function. Recommends modification to accounting and financial processes

Plan, prioritize and perform a variety of accounting and budgeting functions; communicate with a variety of District, County, State and federal offices and agencies regarding fiscal programs

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

Perform full supervisory activities including performance appraisal, discipline and making hiring and selection recommendations

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

Review, interpret and implement 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 and State and federal reporting Grants, Categorical, Child Development, and Special Contracts

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

Provide instruction, assistance and training to administrators, division chairs, instructors and staff in understanding appropriate accounting methods, financial statements, State and federal Grants, Categorical, Child Development and Special Projects. College account code detail, categorical accounts, system-wide accounting processes and District, State and federal reporting

Supervises 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

Maintain and coordinate all accounting and other internal and external requirements for accounting and reporting the District's Fixed Assets

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a major in accounting, business administration, or a related field. [Equivalent: Associate degree and four (4) years of related experience.]

Four (4) years accounting and business administration experience

Two (2) years increasingly responsible experience in business or governmental accounting

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College Mission

Knowledge of SCT BANNER Finance System for schools and/or community

Knowledge of California school and/or community college accounting and fiscal procedures, budgeting concepts, principles, and practices; principles of supervision and training; and the principles of data processing

Ability to learn and interpret laws, rules, and regulations affecting college accounting and fiscal operations; and to prepare clear, concise, and accurate oral and written reports

Salary Grade: G

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 October 17, 2017 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)
• 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.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

• Application Screening: TBD
• Interviews: TBD

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.

All applicants must apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1095137. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: Unspecified
Other Information
Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Bakersfield - California - USA
Zipcode: 93305
Post Date: 09/29/2017
Contact Information
Company: Kern Community College district
Contact Name: Kern Community College district
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