Accounting Technicians

Napa Valley College
Napa, California
$3,702/month to $4,284/month, with future steps up to $5,209/month. Placement is made based on expe
Oct 08, 2019
Nov 02, 2019
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level

Napa Valley College 


Accounting Technicians

Deadline: 11/2/2019


Complete job description and application available online at:



Napa Valley College is seeking two Accounting Technicians for the Business & Finance Office.  The Office assists students with their fee related and student body related financial activities.  It also assists and supports departments and employees of the College with their purchasing, accounting, payroll and budget needs.  The Office ensures that all activities comply with generally accepted accounting procedures, District policies, and state and federal regulations.  The incumbent in this position will be providing accounting clerical skills in support of department activities with specific responsibility for the processing, recording, updating fiscal information in compliance with established policies; conducting financial research; monitoring expenditures; and providing instructions, recommendations, and accounting support to other personnel. The position reports to the Controller.

These are full-time, 12-months-per year, classified positions.  The salary is appropriately placed on range 13 of the current Classified Salary Schedule. The starting salary range is $3,702/month to $4,284/month, with future steps up to $5,209/month.  Placement is made based on experience.  The college offers a fringe benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, employee assistance program, and public employee retirement system membership.


• Analyzes financial information and implementation of fiscal procedures (e.g. payroll records, financial documents, etc.) for the purpose of conforming to established financial policies, accounting practices, and regulatory requirements;

• Collaborates with team members for the purpose of documenting activities, providing reference, conveying information, and complying with established financial, legal, and administrative requirements;

• Compiles a variety of financial information for the purpose of providing required documentation while following regulatory guidelines;

• Maintains a variety of financial information, files, and records (e.g. reporting dates, student records, eligibility requirements, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of documentation while remaining in compliance with established policies and regulatory guidelines;

• Monitors a variety of financial information and activity for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, related revenues are generated, and fiscal practices are followed;

• Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and gathering information required to perform job functions;

• Processes a variety of financial information (e.g. invoices, purchase orders, requisitions, accounts payable checks, etc.) for the purpose of updating and distributing information and authorizing for action while complying with established accounting practices;

• Provides support to other departmental personnel as assigned for the purpose of ensuring efficient processing activities in compliance within policy and established regulatory guidelines;

• Recommends policies, procedures, and actions on issues that relate to work-related functions for the purpose of suggesting better and more efficient methods to operate the job and department;

• Reconciles a variety of financial data (e.g. invoices, purchase orders, requisitions, accounts payable checks, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining accurate account balances while ensuring compliance with established accounting practices;

• Researches discrepancies of financial information and documentation (e.g. purchase orders, invoices, eligibility, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy and adhering to established procedures prior to processing;

• Responds to a variety of inquiries from internal and external parties for the purpose of facilitating communication, providing guidance and information, and referral for addressing inquiry;

• Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.



Minimum Qualifications


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:


SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying district, state, and federal policies and regulations; operating standard office equipment including pertinent software applications; performing accounting procedures; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: accounting or bookkeeping principles and budget processing; special grants and projects; accounting compliance regulations; business telephone etiquette; office application software; district, state, and federal policies and regulations; and recordkeeping and record retention practices.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; meeting deadlines and schedules; working with detailed information; working with state and federal grants; adapting to changing priorities; solving problems; working as a member of a team; and demonstrated sensitivity to an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of community college students.


Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; monitoring budget expenditures. Utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to impact the organization's services.

Work Environment:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.


Two (2) years of job related experience.


Associate degree in job related area.



19 units of college work in Accounting and three (3) years of job related experience.


Criminal Background Clearance

Tuberculosis Clearance

Desirable Qualifications

Accounting experience in a public agency;

Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Ellucian Colleague or similar ERP databases.


Title 8, USC, Section 1324-A requires verification of eligibility for employment in the United States.



A.  Applicants must complete the online application through  All elements of the application, including supplemental questions, must be submitted in order for the application to be considered complete. 


Internal applicants are still required to submit a complete application packet for this position.  This includes submission of transcripts and all other required application materials.


The District will not accept materials by e-mail, fax, or mail for this position.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact Human Resources.

Napa Valley College, an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, maintains a drug-free workplace and requires that employees abide by that policy.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources:

(707) 256-7100

For technical support, contact NEOGOV at (855) 524-5627.