SENIOR ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

Modesto Irrigation District   Modesto, CA   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on May 24, 2024
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Description

Modesto Irrigation District is recruiting to fill one full-time position in the Accounting Department, Finance and Treasury Division to perform specialized complex clerical, financial analysis, data entry, and payroll functions as required by the District.

Any Qualified Individual May Apply. This is a non-exempt position as is allocated to the Administrative, Technical and Clerical Bargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Senior Accounting Technician vacancies within the District that may occur through May 14, 2025.  

Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following
 

  • Compile, tabulate, operate and enter statistical data into data entry equipment
  • Verify and balance financial and management data to batch totals
  • Process charge/credit tags, purchase orders, receive and opens daily mail
  • Prepare payment packages including warrants/checks, cost studies and weekly credit card summaries
  • Research and solve problems to related areas
  • Prepare a variety of financial and management reports
  • Communicate with other departments and vendors on various matters and processes IRS 1099 forms
  • Process bi-weekly payroll, audit hours, account numbers and transportation units
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end State and Federal Tax, Social Security, Workers Comp and Unemployment reports and returns
  • Prepare and distribute various monthly payroll related reports
  • Act as official custodian of MID payroll records, performs less complex financial account analysis via computer spreadsheets and prepares reconciliations
  • Assist auditors for purpose of providing supporting documentation and/or information on internal processes required for the annual District financial audit.
  • Under the direction of the Senior Accountant, works directly with the Human Resources department to solve problems and implement payroll and benefit changes.
  • Post cash receipts, balances ledger and processes miscellaneous accounts receivables
  • Prepare a variety of tax related reports, assigns and closes work orders, reviews requisitions and budget balances
  • Perform data entry for multiple petty cash functions, maintains fixed assets and vehicle records and reconciles various checking accounts
  • Train and assist lower level staff
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, outside agencies and the public using principles of good customer service
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Other Related Duties
Other duties as assigned

 

Typical Qualifications

 

Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: Graduation from an accredited two-year community college with major course work in Accounting, Business Administration or closely related field OR four (4) years additional experience above the minimum requirement performing an acceptable level of accounting may substitute for the education requirement. 

Experience: Four (4) years experience in related work with a minimum of two (2) years general accounting or financial experience.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Payroll earnings, imputed earnings, non-payroll payments, supplemental earnings, deductions, withholdings, tax deposits, and all other files and records related to payroll
  • Theory and practice of double entry bookkeeping
  • Generally accepted accounting principles
  • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Principles and practices of safety management
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service
  • Modern office procedures, methods, equipment, including spreadsheets
  • Research and solve problems in an efficient timely manner
  • Understand general and complex payroll procedures and basic accounting and mathematical calculations
  • Handle confidential payroll related material and follow guidelines set forth by State, Federal and District statutes, including but not limited to the Memorandum of Understanding
  • Perform complex account reconciliations and basic data processing procedures
  • Prepare financial analysis spreadsheets
  • Maintain and document payroll procedures
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Special Requirement: Must have a valid California Class C license.

 

Supplemental Information

Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application to be received no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 6, 2024. 
 

Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) written exam; (2) oral interview; (3) and contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the recruitment in order to continue in the selection process.
 
Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-3933 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
 
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK. 
 
 
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.  


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