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Accounting Technician

Company: San Mateo Union High School District
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To be considered, applicants must apply online at Please visit under Human Resources-Job Postings-Classified.EXCELLENT FRINGE BENEFITS with District-paid premiums which includes medical, dental, life, vision, long term-disability, and CALPERS retirement.WORK YEAR: 12 Month plus 16 paid holidaysWORK HOURS: 37.5 Hours per week; 7.5 Hours per dayJOB SUMMARY:Under general supervision, to perform technical accounting and bookkeeping work related to general ledger accounting; accounts receivable, accounts payable and cash management; budgetary accounting; program accounting and financial reporting; and perform other related work as required.The Accounting Technician class is the Para-professional class in the fiscal occupational series. Incumbents generally work under the supervision of a professional level position, may have lead responsibilities, and are expected to resolve all but the most difficult technical accounting problems. Accounting Technician perform full charge bookkeeping work for large district programs, and exercise independence and initiative in completing work assignments with a high degree of accuracy and within established time frames.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Keep a complete set of financial transactions, and establish and adjust accounts; review financial transactions for accuracy and correct account assignment.2. Prepare and balance monthly journal entries and accounting corrections, and verify ledger entries.3. Assist in the preparation, analysis, and review of revenue estimates, program operating costs, fund conditions, and budget accounts; prepare monthly cash flow report.4. Audit purchase order requests to ensure each account has adequate funds.5. Verify and reconcile bank statements by checking the deposits and checks.6. Audit cash disbursements and cash receipts for internal control.7. Prepare budget revisions; close books with adjusting journal entries.8. Review and discuss accounts with department managers and assists in preparation of departmental budgets.9. Prepare account information for preparation of financial reports.10. Reconcile district records with records maintained by the County Office of Education.11. Coordinate the work of clerical accounting staff. QUALIFICATIONS:Education/Training Experience:Associate Arts degree in business or accounting or equivalent coursework.Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and audit of financial and statistical records preferably involving some full charge bookkeeping.KNOWLEDGE OF:General ledger accounting.Methods, practices and terminology used in financial and statistical clerical work.Accounting procedures used in preparing financial statements and fiscal reporting.Modern office methods, practices and procedures.Automated accounting systems.ABILITY TO:Read and understand accounting and other procedural manuals.Interpret and apply pertinent laws, rules, and regulations.Audit accounting records and other sources documents.Perform advanced clerical accounting work involving maintaining books of account, preparing closing entries, making account adjustments, and preparing summary reports.Plan work assignments and manage time.Analyze and resolve clerical accounting problems.Prepare data spreadsheets.Communicate effectively orally and in writing.Answer questions regarding financial and accounting procedures and related matters.Keyboard at 40 wpmPlease visit our website at under Human Resources-Job Posting-Classified for more information. DISTRICT PROFILEThe San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) is a community funded district with approximately 8,500 students. SMUHSD is situated in central San Mateo County between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. The District encompasses six communities, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Foster City, and San Mateo, and has six comprehensive high schools: Aragon, Burlingame, Capuchino (International Baccalaureate School), Hillsdale (Smaller Learning Communities school), Mills, and San Mateo. The District has an API over 800 and all schools are in Newsweek Magazine's Top 1000 High Schools. In addition, the District has Peninsula Alternative High School, an Alternative School of Choice, Middle College High School, and an Adult School serving 10,500 students. The District enjoys strong parent and community support as evidenced in three major bond measures passed in 2000, 2006, and 2010 ($621.5 million) for new construction and modernization.More About SMUHSDThe San Mateo Union High School District, in existence for more than 110 years, continues to be a vital community academic and cultural resource. With an annual operating budget that is funded primarily through local property taxes, it provides education to a diverse range of approximately 8,500 students attending six highly-rated comprehensive high schools, a special Middle College program in conjunction with the College of San Mateo, an alternative high school where students voluntarily recover credits, and a robust Adult School Program. The District has graduated an estimated 130,000 young people since its founding in 1902. To learn more about the SMUHSD, visit or find us on FaceBook and Twitter @SMUHSD.

Keywords: San Mateo Union High School District, San Mateo , Accounting Technician, Accounting, Auditing , San Mateo, California

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