Humboldt County Office of Education: Senior Account Technician

Notice: In July 2022 HCOE classified job descriptions were re-classified. We are working to get the classifications changed on individual job descriptions. A PDF mapping these changes can be found here. For questions please contact the HCOE Personnel Office at (707) 445-7039.

HCOE Job Description

Senior Account Technician

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the department supervisor, to take the lead or to perform a variety of complex clerical and technical accounting work involved in maintaining and reviewing financial or statistical records, and to do related work as required.

Examples of Duties

  • Carries responsibility for an assigned specialized function or a complex phase of a unit to accomplish accounting;
  • Gathers, checks, posts, extends, balances, tabulates and proofreads accounting, statistical, or financial reports and data; maintains files, audits and adjusts pertinent source documents, records, worksheets, and reports; makes arithmetical computations and reviews transactions for arithmetic correctness and compliance with legal requirements;
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual reports; may assign, train or lead other personnel;
  • Provides information to and seeks information from other County Office employees, school, district personnel, State, Federal and County representatives, vendors, and the public;
  • Operates (utilizes) a variety of office machines including computers (data processing equipment), calculators, and typewriters, copy/fax machines.

Employment Standards

Education and Experience

Graduation from high school or comparable demonstration of basic competence and three years of experience in keeping or working with fiscal records, including one year of performing increasingly responsible accounting and record keeping.

Knowledge of:

  • Accounting principles and practices;
  • Laws and regulations pertaining to specific duties;
  • The methods, practices and terminology used in manual, semi-automated, and automated fiscal record keeping or bookkeeping;
  • Office practices, methods and procedures;
  • Computer data base accounting systems and microcomputers.

Ability to:

  • Prepare, process and verify alpha and numeric information rapidly and accurately at an acceptable standard of efficiency and to meet assigned timelines;
  • Analyze information and statistics and prepare reports, specifications, and correspondence;
  • Operate office equipment, including microcomputers;
  • Follow written and oral instructions;
  • Work independently, with little direction;
  • Prepare, organize and maintain records and files;
  • Present information to individuals, small and large groups;
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties;
  • Lead the work of assigned department personnel;
  • Read well enough to read fine print;
  • Communicate effectively via telephone, computer modem and in person;
  • Strength to handle bulky and heavy files.

Note: One or more of the Senior Account Technician positions requires that individuals travel to/from a primary worksite to select field locations. Therefore, a valid California Driver’s License or other acceptable arrangement for independent travel would be required. Please contact the Personnel Department or the Department Supervisor for details.

Range 40 | Personnel Commission Approved: 03/12/91

Updated: 06/2019

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