Mission Viejo, CA United States
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Accounting Specialist (One or More Positions)

South Orange County Community College District

Job Title: Accounting Specialist (One or More Positions)
Job Location: Mission Viejo , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Business/financial affairs, financial aid
Application Closing Date: 3/16/2018
Date Posted: 2018-03-02
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Accounting Specialist (One or More Positions)
South Orange County Community College District

Summary Description:

Under direction from higher level supervisory or management staff, performs complex technical accounting tasks within an assigned accounting area; establishes, monitors and maintains accurate and current records and reports on assigned activities; ensures compliance with various federal, state and district practices, policies, procedures and regulations; and coordinates and communicates various accounting activities with other district department personnel, private agencies, vendors and students.

This is the journey level class in the Accounting Specialist series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Senior Accounting Specialist in that the latter performs 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 the Accounting Specialist level are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of general accounting and auditing.
• Methods and techniques of financial recordkeeping and reporting.
• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
• Mathematical principles.
• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Pertinent federal, state, and local rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and practices.

Ability to:

• Perform technical accounting tasks requiring independent judgment and initiative.
• Audit, review, analyze and reconcile assigned accounts, ledgers and reports.
• Assure compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Analyze, determine and recommend an effective and efficient course of action to address a given situation.
• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
• Understand and follow oral and written communications.
• 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

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field.


Three years of responsible clerical accounting experience.

Information and Application Process Instructions

To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.

When inquiring or applying for these positions, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the South Orange County Community College District and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

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