Please note: You may be required to take a bookkeeping exam. For your planning purposes, the test date will be February 19, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Please check in at 1859 Bird St. Oroville, CA. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of time. Applicants that pass the test are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.
BCOE is simultaneously recruiting for a Financial/Grant Specialist - Fiscal Services. The recruitment for the Financial/Grant Specialist and the Senior Financial/Grant Specialist will be merged for interview and hiring purposes. The successful candidate may be hired from either level.
JOB TITLE: Senior Financial/Grant Specialist – Fiscal Services
WORK YEAR: Full-time/ 12 Months/ 260 Days (prorated based on date of hire)/7.5 hours per day
START DATE: March 1, 2020
ASSIGNMENT: Oroville, CA
SALARY: Salary Schedule 6A, Range 19, $19.39 - $28.65 per hour, placement dependent on experience. Stipend pay for Master’s $750.00 per year, Doctorate $1,250.00 per year.
BENEFITS: Generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee and dependents. Sick and vacation leave accrued. Life insurance for employee. This position qualifies for CalPERS retirement.
HOW TO APPLY: Visit: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1272800
DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. To receive full consideration please apply by Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 4:00PM.
Under general supervision of assigned management employee(s), the Senior Financial Grant Specialist performs a variety of technical accounting duties in the review, analysis and adjustment of assigned accounts; audits assigned budgets; prepares, maintains and assures accuracy of various financial records and reports. Incumbents suggest improvement for operations in the groups where they work.
The Sr. Financial/Grant Specialist classification is the experienced-level position in the series. Incumbents work under only general supervision and perform more complex technical accounting duties in the review, evaluation, and adjustment of assigned accounts. The Contract Support Specialist is the advanced-level position in the series. Under minimal supervision, the incumbent performs complex and specialized accounting duties in support of designated funds and accounts. The Financial/Grant Specialist classification is the entry-level position in the series. Incumbents work under close supervision and perform moderately complex accounting and bookkeeping duties. The duties of the Senior Financial/Grant Specialist are within the skill level of the classification with the option to advance by learning the skills of the Contract Support Specialist classification. Tasks generally exceed the skills and responsibilities expected of the Financial/Grant Specialist. They divide tasks, monitor productivity and work habits within their department. They may suggest improvements for operations to their manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES – not in priority order: (May include, but not limited to the following)
Assist and/or give direction to Financial/Grant Specialists and county office personnel relating to job duties.
Assist in the expenditure and payroll testing for fiscal review of programs
Assist in the preparation of annual budgets
Calculate and post distributions of expenses, including payroll, allocated administration, copy charges, postage, etc., to various accounts given general instruction
Serve as backup to the Financial/Grant Specialist in collecting and depositing funds using current SACS coding
Determine proper account codes and process transactions using the organization’s chart of accounts and SACS Manual definitions
Divide tasks with the work group
Examine the general ledger and make balancing corrections or complete inter-fund transfers
Maintain balance and accuracy in single purpose resources, funds or accounts
Monitor award status
Monitor accounts receivable and payables processes
Organize and participate in implementation of new programs, attend required financial meetings, orientations and trainings regarding regulations and procedures; ensure contracts are completed
Oversee revenue collection and help in the year-end closing process
Perform additional tasks as assigned to like positions
Perform general accounting clerical duties, processing transactions and maintaining complete files and accurate records
Process and review grants and entitlements accounting work; processing award letters; review for computational and literal accuracy; set up and maintain files; ensure that proper documentation is placed in program files
Provide budget status reports for individual departments
Provide technical assistance and training to BCOE staff
Research and report inconsistencies or unacceptable variances from specific procedures as assigned
Review and process state grant data
Review and submit claims or reports to other agencies with general direction
Review documents for adherence to policies and procedures
Serve as a resource to management and BCOE staff on issues of finance, procedures and processes
Suggest constructive or corrective measures for the supervisor to use in evaluating members of the group on productivity and contribution to the work environment
Work with county auditor and treasurer; maintain and reconcile cash accounts; bank statements and revolving fund account
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures
Contemporary office methods
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
Data processing operations related to the maintenance of fiscal records
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
Knowledge and understanding of financial and accounting principles and procedures
Mathematics to the level of beginning algebra
Operation of a computer and assigned software
Oral and written communication skills
Principles of financial record keeping
Record keeping and report preparation techniques
Technology and computer skills with proficiency in database, spreadsheet, and Internet applications
Telephone techniques and etiquette
Analyze basic financial records and transactions and determine compliance with County Office and State policies and procedures
Audit, verify and transfer large quantities of numbers and related data accurately and in a timely manner
Complete work with many interruptions
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Identify problems or issues and determine appropriate course of action within prescribed alternatives
Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information
Meet schedules and timelines
Operate a computer and standard office equipment
Pass a bookkeeping skills test given to all applicants for jobs in this classification with a passing score of at least 75%.Perform accounting clerical work requiring the application of prescribed procedures and guidelines
Perform mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy
Perform physical requirements of the job with reasonable accommodation
Plan and organize work
Serve as a resource to employees and outside agencies
Understand and interpret a variety of financial statements, reports and documentation
Work independently with little direction
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Graduation from high school or equivalent
Four (4) years of responsible experience maintaining and/or processing financial transactions, preferably in a public sector environment
Completion of specialized courses in accounting, financial record keeping or related field may be substituted for one year of experience
Occasional (less than 25%)
Ability to bend and twist, stoop, and kneel Ability to lift 40 pounds
Ability to carry 25 pounds
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Often (25 – 50%)
Sufficient mobility to move about an office
Very Frequent (76%)
Ability to stand and move around an office
Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter and observing staff
Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels
Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand Ability to operate office equipment
Ability to reach in all directions
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
NOTE: This list of essential functions and physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job.
To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.
FINGERPRINTING FOR CONDUCTING A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED (and completed upon offer of employment)
TO APPLY: Visit: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1272800
Online applications only; no paper copies will be accepted. All online applications must be accompanied by the following attachments; (incomplete applications will not be accepted):
Three letters of recommendation required, current letters preferred
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