Job Details

Kern Community College District
  • Position Number: 2501848
  • Location: Ridgecrest, CA
  • Position Type: Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts


Budget Analyst (Cerro Coso Community College)

Kern Community College District



Salary: $87,866.37 - $115,288.30 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00082

Location: Ridgecrest, CA

Department: Administrative Services

Basic Function
Under the direction of the Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services, the Budget Analyst (COF) monitors and maintains the college budget for categorical and restricted funds and other funds as assigned; analyses data and provides information and reports to the Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services, the College President and the budget managers on matters associated with the Annual Budgeting Process and College Financial matters. Performs a variety of complex financial transactions and prepares reports as directed.

Representative Duties
Provide personnel support and supervision.

Input and prepare detailed budget information, analyzing and identify budget to actual variances for the current fiscal year, and identifying decision points for review by the Vice President and College President.

Monitor expenditures and fiscal activities to assure appropriate use of funds and provide reporting to budget managers.

Aid Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services in implementation and compliance with budget policies and procedures.

Aid in the preparation of financial and statistical reports for audit purposes, administrative decision support, state and federal reporting.

Communicate with various school personnel and outside agencies to prepare and provide them with required reports.

Coordinate with the Human Resources Office to monitor and prepare reports related to salary and benefit costs, including accuracy of budget data.

Research, analyze and recommend solutions to various complex budgetary and accounting problems.

Verify and report the availability of funds for journal transfers and purchase orders.

Analyze account transactions; assure fiscal documents are prepared and maintained in accordance with established requirements.

Prepare, review and input budget, journal entries and year-round accruals; verify the availability of funds for the various departments and administrative offices.

Provide information to various offices on account codes, budget status, and related information.

Perform related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with a major in accounting, business administration, or a related field. (Equivalent: Associate degree and four (4) years of related experience.)

Two (2) years of increasing responsibility in bookkeeping experience.

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of:
Budget-related administrative assignments.
General knowledge of accounting best practices.
Leadership and managerial techniques.
Laws, rules regulations and codes related to assigned activities.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Personnel and budget management.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
Title 5 regulations on funding.

Ability to:
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Explain bookkeeping and financial regulations to staff.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Exercise leadership and maintain good working relationships with faculty, students, and staff.
Learn and use Banner software system with high proficiency.
Use Microsoft Office software with high proficiency, specifically Excel & Outlook.
Perform high level professional accounting work in the analysis, maintenance and auditing of accounts affecting college wide operations.
Ability to understand and research limitations for expenditures and help budget managers and staff to work within regulations specific to their grants.
Maintain accurate financial records to balance budget and accounts.
Perform short-and-long range budget, financial and operational planning.
Effectively work with all programs in a multi-campus environment.
Facilitate change in a productive and positive manner.
Foster teamwork and to establish consensus.
Effectively represent the college in the community.
Work independently with little direction.


SALARY RANGE$ 87, 866.37 - $ 115,288.30 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 92,314.62 annually
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by September 29, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2021-2024

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.



All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3233176/budget-analyst-cerro-coso-community-college. Emails will not be accepted.






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