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Accounting Technician


Listing Summary

Position: Accounting Technician

Job Status: Full-Time

Salary: Starting stary is $20.85 per hour, and based on experience and qualification

Job Description

Performs complex clerical, accounting, and administrative work in accounts receivable, general ledger, bank reconciliation and general administration of fund accounting.

Job Responsibilities


Maintains a daily cash balance; balances cash on hand against receipts; prepares and balances deposits; makes a listing of deposits by accounts; examines receipts for accuracy and completeness; deposits monies into bank.

Accumulates, calculates, posts, balances, and reconciles data for specific accounts, checks against warrant registers, identifies, traces, and otherwise resolves discrepancies in accordance with established procedures.

Scans deposits, check requests, receiving documents and other documents into financial information system.

Maintains prepaid expenditure/expense schedule.

Administers the collection of taxes, fees, and other receipts in accordance with laws and regulations.

Assists with annual financial audit preparation.

Assists with forecasting revenue for budget preparation purposes.

Performs research and records retrieval; assists in compilation and preparation of department records; compares data and information as directed.

Perform Utility Billing functions, including processing payments, move-in move-out registration, close of day, assist with month-end reporting for water/sewer sales & customer deposit accounting.

Secondary preparer of payroll, payroll taxes, payroll schedules, and preparation of budget payroll information.

Composes, copies, inputs, edits and maintains a variety of correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other material requiring judgment as to content, accuracy, and completeness.

Operates a variety of modem office equipment inclusive of multi-line telephone system, facsimile machines, scanners, typewriters, personal computer, 10-key adding machine or calculator, copy machine, and other office equipment as required.

Performs all reasonable duties as assigned by Chief Financial Officer.


Composes, inputs, and edits a variety of correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other material requiring judgment as to content, accuracy, and completeness.

Provides backup to related positions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Education and Experience:

(A) Graduation from a high school with specialized course work in general office practices such as typing, accounting, data processing; Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, finance or closely related field from an accredited college preferred; and

(B) Three (3) years of increasingly responsible related experience with emphasis on accounts payable/finance or

(C) Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Working knowledge of computers, multi-line telephone systems and electronic data processing; working knowledge of modem office practices and procedures, working knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practices.

(B) Skill in operating listed tools and equipment; skill in researching and organizing data; skill in using spreadsheet, word processing, database, and calendaring software; skill in customer service techniques.

(C) Ability to perform arithmetic computations accurately and quickly; ability to meet and deal with the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, vendors and other City departments; ability to establish successful working relationships; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to follow instructions; ability to work under pressure and/or interruptions; ability to evaluate, and/or assess data and/or information using established criteria.


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