Senior Accountant
Contra Costa Community College District - Martinez, CA

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Position Title
Senior Accountant

Posting Number

# of Openings


$4,950 per month (first step)

Position Status

Overtime Status
Non-Exempt (eligible)


If temporary, employment duration:
# of Hours Scheduled Per Week 40
Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours
Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm

Shift Differential %
# of Months

Furlough Dates

EEO Job Category

Employee Group

M1003-Comptroller's Office

Position Definition
Under the direction of a manager, performs difficult accounting duties that require the application of judgment and discretion in the analysis of budget projections, maintaining fiscal controls, preparing transactions, tracking compliance issues and preparing complex detailed reports for the location business office.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: Processes accounting transactions, maintains accounting records, prepares related reports, and provides direction regarding staff hiring and payroll functions. Prepares budget projections including mid-year analysis for various programs/special grants. Prepares complex detailed reports for federal, state and county agencies including quarterly and yearend reports. Assists in the development and administration of budgets including categorical programs. Monitors, analyzes and balances selected location based programs budgets. Alerts management to potential fiscal and grant compliance issues. Generates monthly and yearly financial reports for management. Prepares vendor service/special grants contracts for Governing Board. Utilizes computerized systems for processing accounting and financial information. Identifies and determines source of discrepancies and recommends solutions and preventative measures. Makes recommendations for new procedures and instructions to the accounting process. Answers external and internal inquires regarding programs budget, balances and accounting practices. Provides information and assistance to auditors, financial institutions and outside agencies as required. Trains programs/special grant coordinators regarding applicable Administrative, Business, Human Resources, Payroll and specific grant procedures and Datatel. Directs location usage of the District Online Grant Processing System. Provides direction to staff on financial/accounting matters in the absence of management. Performing other related duties that may be assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Equivalent to the completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, public administration or related field. Experience: Five years of responsible professional accounting experience. License/Certification: A valid Class C California Driver’s License.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Principles, practices and methods of accounting and auditing; methods of public fund accounting agency, governmental accounting and auditing practices; computerized accounting systems; applicable federal, state, district policies, procedures, rules and regulations; budget management; office methods, practices, procedures; statistical and mathematical presentation of data.

Minimum Qualification-Skill To
Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Apply accounting principles to the analysis of difficult accounting problems; monitor and balance grant budgets; understand guidelines related to categorical funding; interpret college accounting policies and procedures; establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; prepare federal, state and county reports; communicate effectively orally and in writing; exercise good judgment.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Accounting experience in higher education, preferably within the community college system
  • Experience working with state and federal grants
  • Knowledge of federal grant reporting requirements as prescribed under OMB circulars
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and outside stakeholders
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Diversity Statement
The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

About Us
About the District
Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) is located in Contra Costa County in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area. Contra Costa County has approximately one million residents, living within 720 square miles. The county is diverse in business, population, and wealth.

CCCCD first opened its doors in 1949. It is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The county population is served by Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, in addition to the Brentwood Center, and San Ramon Campus. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.

Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 59 years. Most of the 8,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

Diablo Valley College
Diablo Valley College is a large suburban community college, approximately 25 miles east of San Francisco in Contra Costa County. One of three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District, DVC enrolls approximately 20,000 students, about 40% who come from groups historically underrepresented in higher education. DVC ranks consistently as one of the most successful transfer institutions in California and also offers a wide range of highly respected occupational programs leading to certificates or degrees. The faculty is known for its intellectual vitality and deep commitment to the success of its students.

Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

Employee Benefits
Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.

Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) with a 2% 55 formula. Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System (2% at 50).

Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.

Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).

Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.

Agency Shop: Local One Classified positions are within a collective bargaining unit. Local One employees are required to join the union or pay an equivalent service fee. This is a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contributions of 1% of gross pay + $1. The United Faculty positions are also within a collective bargaining unit. United Faculty employees are required to join the union or pay an equivalent service fee. The monthly contribution is an agency fee of .55 % of gross pay + $2.50.

For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:

Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):

Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):

ADA Accommodations
In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to (925) 229-1000 ext. 1298 or For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.

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