Job Description / Essential Elements:
HEMET UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
1791 W. Acacia Ave., Hemet, CA 92545 - (951) 765-5100
ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN III
Under direction to perform varied and increasingly responsible clerical work involved in fiscal transactions such as accounts payable, payroll, budget, and receivable, records and reports; and to do related work as required.
Positions at this level are characterized by the responsibility assigned in connection with the more difficult clerical features of accounting operations and the degree of independent judgment involved in interpreting and applying procedures and precedents to specific cases. Incumbents are located in the District Accounting Office, report to the Director of Facilities/Planning, and are assigned tasks of handling accounts and related activities. Employees at this level must have an extensive knowledge and skill in financial and statistical transactions that enable them to perform complex types of work with a minimum of supervision. May provide technical direction to Accounting Technicians I and Accounting Technicians II.
~ Carries responsibility for an assigned specialized function or a complex phase of a fiscal area;
~ Gathers, assembles, tabulates, proofs, extends, verifies, balances, summarizes and posts fiscal and related data;
~ Audits and adjusts source documents, budget appropriations and similar statistical data;
~ Checks and codes data according to prescribed procedures;
~ Receives, audits, and processes invoices and assembles and matches purchase order, receiving and other supporting documents for major district accounts, including general, special or similar project fund budgets;
~ Assists with the preparation of regular and special fiscal and tax reports;
~ Assists with the preparation of the budget;
~ Makes mathematical computations;
~ Files documents, reports and records;
~ Answers questions and provides information.
~ Methods and practices of financial record keeping;
~ Modern office methods and procedures;
~ Basic mathematical, ledger, statistical procedures;
~ Filing and office clerical activities; operation of calculator, computers, and other standard office equipment.
~ Perform financial clerical work of above average difficulty;
~ Make arithmetical calculations with speed and accuracy;
~ Type at a rate sufficient to effectively perform the typing duties required of the position;
~ Follow work & safety procedures and written & verbal instructions;
~ Work co-operatively with coworkers/ customers (in person & by phone);
~ Demonstrate good judgment & good problem-solving skills;
~ Work autonomously;
~ Organize tasks, set priorities & meet deadlines;
~ Perform simple & complex repetitive tasks;
~ Manage multiple tasks;
~ Respond appropriately to direction & changes in the work setting.
~ Proficient operation of data entry computer terminals and "ten-key" by touch;
~ Operate office equipment such as calculators, computers and typewriter;
~ Interpret and resolve problems occurring in the natural flow of work;
~ Audit and tabulate, balance, reconcile and extend data;
~ Understand and carry out oral and written direction;
~ Work cooperatively with those contacted in the course of the performance of duties.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) including or supplemented by high school or college level courses in bookkeeping, budget and principles of accounting.
Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in office clerical work involving responsible account, financial, or statistical records maintenance.
~ If driving a vehicle is required in the course of work, operator must possess a valid California Driver's License;
~ Maintain possession of such license;
~ Have an acceptable driving record;
~ Must be insurable at standard rates by District's insurance carrier and maintain such insurability.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The requirements indicated below are examples of the aspect that this position classification must perform in carry out the essential function of the job.
Physical Demands: Sitting (continuously); stand, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull (occasionally); possible stairs; repetitive hand activities within close reach, such as keyboard, mouse, handwriting & file management (continuously); lift/ carry office supplies, up to 10 pounds (occasionally); use seeing, hearing and speaking.
Working Conditions: Indoor office setting with individual cubicles; exposure to usual office sounds, office dust & (possible) odor of perfume or room deodorizer.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Bargaining Unit Position. October 2004
Classified Bargaining Unit positions in the Hemet Unified School District are subject to an agency fee arrangement. All applicants are subject to a fingerprint clearance (at applicant's expense) through the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ/FBI). Authorization for employment will not be granted until the fingerprint clearance from DOJ/FBI has been accepted. This process takes approximately two (2) to five (5) working days.