Date Posted May 06, 2024
Industry Accounting
Required Education High School Diploma
Job Status Full-time
Salary $5,081.32 - $6,294.86 monthly ($60,975.84 - $75,538.32 annually)


The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Accounting Technician. An Accounting Technician classifies clerical accounting transactions; maintains, reconciles, and closes accounts; reviews and verifies accounting related documents and resolves discrepancies; and prepares data for financial statements.


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Monthly Salary: $5,081.32 - $6,294.86 monthly ($60,975.84 - $75,538.32 annually)

*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position
Health Benefits: District-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for employee and dependents. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee. A Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) with $1,500 contributed by LACCD annually.


Paid Time Off: 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave per year, 19 paid holidays per year, and accrued vacation time from 10-24 days per year depending on the position.  Other paid time off options are also available.


Retirement: Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) pension. Employees are also covered by Social Security.


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Verifies the accuracy and completeness of accounting data and determines the accounts affected and entries to be made.

Summarizes transactions and prepares control and posting documents.

Reviews posting documents to verify account designations and entries and posts entries to accounts.

Totals account entries and summarizes balances of detail accounts.

Initiates documents to transfer balances from detail accounts to summary accounts.

Reconciles accounts by comparing account balances with related data to assure agreement; reviews records and source documents to identify sources of discrepancies; and determines corrective entries required to balance accounts.

Determines entries necessary to reflect information not yet recorded.

Closes and balances accounts.

Separates and groups accounts as they will appear on financial statements.

Abstracts data from accounting records for use in prescribed statements and reports.

Researches accounts, reports, statements and source documents for specified information.

Utilizes computerized systems in the processing of accounting related data.

Answers inquiries from administrators, instructional staff, vendors and students regarding encumbrances, expenditures, account balances, and accounting procedures and policies.

Identifies significant changes in account balances, determines sources of changes, and prepares comparative data.

Reviews accounts to verify their accuracy and adequacy of supporting documents.

Inputs invoices and reconciles invoices, purchase orders or contracts and receiving documents in order to process appropriate payments.

May provide work direction to clerical accounting and other clerical staff assigned to the unit.

May process revolving fund reimbursements or other employee claims for reimbursement.

Performs related duties as assigned.

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A vacancy currently exists at Los Angeles City College (855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029); Los Angeles Harbor College (1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington California 90744); Los Angeles Mission College (13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar California 91342); and Los Angeles Southwest College (1600 West Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90047-4810). The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.


Our Colleges include: Los Angeles City College; East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles Harbor College; Los Angeles Mission College; Los Angeles Pierce College; Los Angeles Southwest College; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; Los Angeles Valley College; West Los Angeles College


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Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school or its equivalent




A.    Ten semester units of college-level accounting classes AND one year of full-time paid clerical accounting experience which must have included some use of computer equipment and software.




B    Ten semester units of college-level accounting classes AND one year of full-time experience as an Accounting Assistant with the Los Angeles Community College District.


For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.


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Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system Please see our job board for the filing deadline.


For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District refer to our Web Page at


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The selection process may consist of one or more exam parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.


Selection and promotion are based on a competitive examination process. Candidates who pass all exam parts are placed on an eligibility (hiring) list based on their overall exam score. In accordance with legal requirements, hiring departments may make job offers to candidates in the top three ranks of the eligibility list.


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Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about their ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, they should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


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Personnel Commission:

Phone: (213) 891-2129

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM


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The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest community college district in the nation offering educational opportunities to students in more than 40 cities covering an area of 882 square miles serving approximately 9.8 million residents. The LACCD is composed of nine comprehensive colleges and a District Office, which together employ approximately 2,200 classified (non-teaching) employees in 315 job classifications.