Accounting Technician II
Company: Housing Authority of the County of Kern
Posted on: November 16, 2021
TITLE : Accounting Technician II (Full-time)
LOCATION : Bakersfield, CA
SALARY : $1,887.15 2,303.82 bi-weekly + benefits
TO APPLY: Return a completed application in person to the Housing
Authority Central Office located at 601 24th Street, Bakersfield,
or apply online at www.kernha.org. Attach a resume and copies of
pertinent trainings or certifications, if any.
With minimal direction from the Finance Director and with the
support of the Accounting Manager, performs paraprofessional
accounting work of an accounting system requiring the use of
technical accounting principles and procedures in general
accounting, including but not limited to payroll, accounts
receivable and accounts payable, for the affordable housing,
Housing Choice Voucher, and non-subsidized housing programs.
This position is distinguished from the Accounting Technician I
classification in that it performs more difficult and complex
paraprofessional accounting work requiring the use of a wider range
and variety of accounting principles and procedures in the
establishment and maintenance of the agencys accounting system.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties may include, but are not limited to those
specifically related to the following functional areas.
Processes a variety of invoices and billing.
Processes bi-weekly payroll through current software system.
Prepares and maintains accounting files for accounts
payable/receivable, collections, and/or payroll and maintains
related account journals.
Provides support by receiving, reviewing an verifying financial
documents and reports for accuracy and adherence to legal mandates,
policies and operational guidelines.
Posts and maintains various ledgers, vouchers and journals
according to established account classifications related to
assigned Housing Authority program(s).
Prepares reports on the status of services, contracts, grants,
entitlement and reimbursement programs, accounts
receivable/payable, collection and payroll.
Audits and reviews financial documents for accuracy and
completeness; prepares basic monthly journal entries and cash
receipt vouchers, and performs bookkeeping work such as posting to
ledgers, journals and registers, and coding documents.
Responds to requests for information and questions relating to
payroll, accounts receivable/payable, collections and payroll from
vendors, clients/tenants, landlords and representatives of other
housing agencies; researches account histories and other
information and takes or recommends appropriate follow up action to
clients and/or other department/agency staff.
Assist in the preparation of a variety of reports including those
required by Federal and State agencies; prepares mathematical
calculations and verifies computations.
Provides support by researching and resolving difficult problems
independently through multiple records; takes initiative in
anticipating or identifying problems or errors and follows up to
resolve; forecasts impact of potential actions/decisions.
Performs general ledger account review to determine accuracy and
validity; and, prepares journal entries, including adjusting
entries, affecting several subsystems of the departmental
Prepares adjusting and reversing entries for the department or for
several specialized and complicated accounts within one or more
Prepares or assists in the preparation of various reports where
initiative is required in order to make modification of format and
procedure to bring the structure and content of documents into
consonance with the needs of the agency.
Reconciles General ledgers, bank statements, logs and other fiscal
records; reviews data to locate and determine cause of variances
between accounting reports/statements and coordinates
Independently prepares a variety of detailed accounting,
statistical and/or narrative financial statements of reports
requiring analysis, interpretation, and a thorough understanding of
the account structure and relationship of data contained in the
Independently prepares and completes complex projects.
Prepares complex financial and statistical reports and statements
for assigned entities including monthly financial reports, cost
analysis and forecasting.
Performs additional duties as required.
Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
Knowledge of and the ability to apply generally accepted accounting
principles and governmental accounting practices
Knowledge of and the ability to use automated accounting
applications and principles including the use of spreadsheets and
other standard financial and business software, MS Word, Excel,
Knowledge of the principles and practices of bookkeeping and
financial record keeping.
Ability to prepare clear and concise report and accurate
Good Written and oral communication and presentation skills
Able to write and format routine business correspondence, reports,
documents, manuals, and presentations.
Ability to work with minimal supervision
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High School completion, with college level public accounting
training in accounting, business/public administration or a related
field; Three (3) years of public agency clerical accounting and
records management experience, including, a minimum of three (3)
years as an Accounting Technician I.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Sitting for extended periods of time.
Seeing to read a variety of materials and equipment.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
Lifting light objects.
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to file materials.
This is a regular full-time position and, as such, the employee
will be entitled to all benefits afforded regular full-time
employees of the Housing Authority - including medical, dental,
vision, and life insurance; CalPERS retirement (employer match);
sick leave; vacation and holiday pay.
Each class or position in the Housing Authority is assigned a
salary range with five steps or rates of pay. Newly hired employees
begin on the first step of the appropriate salary range.
1. Valid California Drivers License. Employee selected must be
insurable by the agency insurance carrier. The Housing Authority
will review driving records of candidates selected post offer.
2. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in
English is a requirement and may be subject to testing.
3. Applications will be screened for qualification fulfillment
prior to interviewing. Please complete your application forms
accurately, thoroughly and neatly. During the screening process, no
assumptions will be made as to the quality, quantity or suitability
of an applicants previous experience. References will be verified
4. ADA/Testing Accommodations: If you have a disability that
requires accommodation for the examination process, you are
required to notify the Personnel Director by the filing
Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their
qualifications for this position. Please attach resume and copies
of any other certifications to your application. Based upon
information presented on applications, a limited number of
candidates with qualifications most applicable to this position
will be scheduled for an interview appointment. Failure to state
all pertinent qualifications may lead to elimination from
In the event that we determine there are an insufficient number of
qualified candidates in the applicant pool, the Housing Authority
reserves the right to defer interviews to another time.
The Housing Authority of the County of Kern does not discriminate
on the basis of handicap in admission or access to or treatment or
employment in its federally assisted program activities.
Applications will be accepted at the Central Office of the Housing
Authority located at:
601 - 24th Street, Bakersfield, CA, 93301
Or online at:
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $23.58 - $28.79 per hour
Paid time off
8 hour shift
Ability to commute/relocate:
Bakersfield, CA 93301: Reliably commute or planning to relocate
before starting work (Preferred)
Driver's License (Required)
Work Location: One location
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