Ventura County   Camarillo, CA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on May 16, 2023
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Senior Accounting Technician

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $56,196.00 - $77,616.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2022-02646c

Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Department: Districtwide

Closing: 5/22/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of advanced technical accounting work in support of various college auxiliary functions, categorical programs, grants and/or district functions.

Currently there is one Full-Time (40hrs/week, 12 mos/year) vacancy located at Oxnard College.

Oxnard College was founded in 1975 and is the newest of the three community colleges in the county. Set on 118 acres and located two miles from Pacific Ocean beaches, the college is easily accessible by the Ventura Freeway (Highway 101) or the Pacific Coast Highway.

More information about Oxnard College can be found here:


Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Ventura County Community College District does not engage in any employment practice that discriminates against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, sex, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

New Employees: Generally, new employees are placed on the first step of the appropriate range of the salary schedule.

Current Employees: An employee who is promoted will be placed on the salary step of the new range of the appropriate salary schedule that provides a minimum increase comparable to a one-step increase in salary.

New and current employees may be eligible for advanced step placement as outlined in

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.

Representative Duties
Perform a variety of advanced technical accounting work in the preparation, maintenance and review of financial records, accounts, and reports; ensure compliance with established District policies, procedures, governmental regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles. E

Prepare, maintain, and evaluate financial statements, records, and reports developed for auxiliary functions, grants, and/or categorical programs to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established guidelines, rules, regulations, and procedures. E

Gather, review, and synthesize a variety of accounting and financial data; prepare routine and non-routine reports; develop, format, and revise technical and statistical charts, graphs, and flowcharts in order to present information. E

Assist designated departments, deans, and program administrators in the development, preparation, maintenance, and review of budgets for a variety of programs; monitor funds for income and expenditures; calculate, prepare, and revise budgetary data. E

Monitor contract and grant compliance for proper accounting and appropriate distribution and recording of expenditures; assist program directors with fiscal compliance issues; prepare required reports. E

Establish, monitor, and maintain a system of internal controls to safeguard college resources and ensure proper accountability. E

Verify, reconcile, balance and adjust a variety of complex accounts. E
Answer complex and non-routine inquiries from administrators, staff, vendors, or students regarding various records, budgets, accounts and programs. E

Review, audit, and process a variety of technical documents pertinent to payroll such as student worker authorizations, provisional employee authorizations, student payroll, and classified time sheets; distribute checks as assigned. E

Prepare, process, audit, and review a variety of financial documents such as requisitions, purchase orders, receipts, and inventory records. E

Prepare and process journal vouchers; ensure proper account codes are assigned to payroll, accounts payable, and other records. E

Collect, receipt, record and deposit monies for assigned accounts; sort and post to appropriate account; reconcile cash, receipts, and statements; resolve or assist in the resolution of discrepancies and errors; may serve as custodian of petty cash. E

Receive and record non-sufficient fund (NSF) checks; contact individuals by phone or in writing for payment of returned checks; send collection letters and past due notices as appropriate; place student accounts on hold when necessary. E

Perform accounts receivable functions such as receiving and recording payments, and balancing and reconciling monthly accounts receivable reports. E

Provide work direction and guidance to lower level staff. E

Maintain a variety of files. E

May operate a cash register, balance cash drawers, and prepare deposits and records pertaining to a variety of college transactions.

Perform other duties as assigned.

E = Essential duties

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to:


An associate degree including or supplemented by at least 12 semester units of accounting coursework.


Three years of technical accounting experience.

Supplemental Information


This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, May 22, 2023.The examination process may consist of any of the following components:

A) Multiple Choice Test + Qualifying (pass/fail)B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

PLEASE NOTE: All testing for this recruitment will be conducted remotely. Please see additional information regarding the test dates and location below.

Date Range: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 to Monday, May 29, 2023
Location: All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be emailed a link to the test on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 and will have until 11:59pm on Monday, May 29, 2023 to complete the test. In order to participate in the written/performance test, you must have access to a computer and a reliable connection to the internet.

The top candidates with the highest passing scores on the written/performance test will be invited to the technical interview.

TECHNICAL INTERVIEW DATE RANGE AND LOCATION: Date Range: June 7, 2023 - June 14, 2023Location: The Technical Interview will be conducted remotely, using Zoom. In order to participate in the interview, you must have access to a computer with a camera, microphone, speakers, and a reliable connection to the internet.

The examination components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated, including the possession of licenses, certifications, or other requirements, by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the recruitment process. You must attach copies of any documents that demonstrate your attainment of the minimum qualifications (e.g., unofficial transcripts, foreign transcript evaluation, copies of any required licenses, and/or certifications). Failure to submit any required documents may result in disqualification. All required documentation must be attached to your application; Human Resources staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Duration of work experience is calculated based off a standard 40 hour full-time work week. Part-time work experience will be prorated based off a standard 40 hour full-time work week. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. When completing the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.

ELIGIBILITY LIST Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview. PROBATIONARY PERIOD All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion. ACCOMMODATIONS Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request in an email to including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.


If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the or the to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation. If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.

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Ventura County

Camarillo , CA