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Accounting Technical Specialist, Senior (30902)

City of Atlanta Department of Public Works

Listing Summary

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community.  Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean. Our Atlanta Department of Transportation team helps maintain, build and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.


Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained.  Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta!   If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.


Posting Expires:  Open Until Filled

Salary:  Commensurate with experience


General Description and Classification Standards

Provides higher level accounting support in one or more of the following areas: accounts receivable, accounts payable, credit/collection support, cost accounting. This is an experienced, skilled, or technical level capable of carrying out most assignments typical of the position or specialty with limited guidance or review. This level would be considered a promotional level and attainable by any incumbents in a work group who demonstrate the necessary knowledge, ability, and performance. Could be the only position in this specialty in a work group or could be part of a general or specialized work team.


Supervision Received

Works under minimal supervision; follows standardized procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not

be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrates substantial understanding of the job requirements and applies knowledge and skills to a wide range of tasks.
  • Provides accounting support in one or more of following areas: Checks and verifies accounts receivable, accounts payable records. Assist with Solid Waste Billing and Audit Compliance. Reviews and routes solid waste billing and pay applications for approval; assist with billing adjustments.
  • Operates solid waste billing system to research and process payments, to include receipts and batches.
  • Manages alternative payments: open record deposits, refunds, wire transfers, direct payments, reimbursements, etc.
  • Types, files, prepares daily reports for deposits.
  • May balances accounts receivable and accounts payable records.
  • Uses automated systems to input data, generate reports, conduct specialized research for projects and respond to inquiries.
  • Provides administrative support, document control, reporting support, and tracks invoices, to include payment history, contractual documents, legislation, etc.
  • Utilizes financial records, Oracle, and solid waste billing systems to track and execute tasks.
  • Credit/Collection Support in one or more of following areas: 
  • Provides administrative support in payment and collections process. 
  • Prepares invoice and pay application templates.
  • Attends meetings and assist with solid waste billing. Research and resolve customer inquiries.
  • Prepares outstanding accounts reports and gathers credit and/or reference information.
  • Maintains databases by entering, updating, and retrieving data as well as formatting and generating reports. Assists with data mapping, migration, and legacy data uploads.
  • Assists in resolution of outstanding invoice problems from past due accounts.
  • Responds to inquiries from customers or external collection resources.
  • May place calls or send messages to those with unresolved issues.


Decision Making

Follows standardized procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.


Leadership Provided



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the

job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.


  • Good knowledge of accounting concepts, contractual, financial, and accounting terms.
  • Good knowledge of department policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Skill in use of Microsoft Office, accounting software, and databases.
  • Ability to process numbers quickly and accurately. Ability to problem solve, troubleshoot, handle escalated issues, and resolve variances.
  • Ability to work on a wide range of tasks.
  • Completes tasks in creative and effective ways.
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments, consultants, and project managers to execute tasks.



Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) 
  • 3 years of accounting specific experience.
  • Experience with the Oracle application.


Preferred Qualifications - Education

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, and/or Business Administration.


Licensures and Certifications

None required.


Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

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