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ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST I

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST I

$13.00 hourly – $27,031.73 Annual Base

Full-Time Regular

Closing:           Open Until Filled

The purpose of the class is to provide diversified accounting support services to assigned department.  The class is responsible for advising staff, billing, collections, processing accounts, disbursements, budgets, information system input, and general office functions.  The class works within a general outline of work to be performed, develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class.  Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

 

  • Advises senior staff and other departments on accounting functions.
  • Receives, processes, and enters information regarding City services; processes forms and  payments; coordinates with outside agencies or individuals such as insurance companies, attorneys, and banking institutions.

· Collects, accounts for, and processes payments in accordance with procedures.

  • Makes entries into financial information system; prepares spreadsheets for various accounts.
  • Performs accounting functions for department such as budgets, taxes, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, direct deposits; prepares financial forms or reports.
  • Assists with year-end reconciliations by researching accounts and records.
  • Researches issues; prepares periodic or special reports.
  • Attends training seminars and classes; attends staff meetings to exchange information.
  • Performs routine office functions such as attending to client/customer requests, providing information, faxing, filing, copying, and servicing office machines.

INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS

DATA INVOLVEMENT:

Summarizes, tabulates, or formats data or information in accordance with a prescribed schema or plan.

PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT:

Requires giving information, guidance, or assistance to people which directly facilitates task accomplishment; may give instructions or assignments to helpers or assistants.

INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:

Requires handling or using machines, tools, or equipment requiring moderate instruction and experience such as computers, peripherals, software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom financial applications, and service office machines.

 

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

REASONING REQUIREMENTS:

Performs semi-skilled work involving set procedures but solves frequent problems.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Performs addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and/or calculates ratios, interest rates, percents and computes discounts. Requires using basic algebra involving variables and formulas.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

Requires reading technical instructions, procedures manuals, and charts to solve practical problems such as equipment operating instructions, and methods and procedures for accounting processes; composing routine and specialized reports, forms, and business letters, with proper format; speaking compound sentences using normal grammar and word form.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Performs clerical tasks requiring a wide range of procedures and requiring intensive understanding of a restricted field or complete familiarity with the functions of a unit or small division of an operating agency; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results or occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:

Requires High School Diploma or GED and formal training, special courses, or self-education equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training in business, accounting, or a closely related field.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:

Requires Valid State Driver License

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Requires over six months and up to and including one year.

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:

Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time, exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis, and routine keyboard operations.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:

The job risks exposure to no environmental hazards.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

The job requires normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, and speaking.

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:

 

Requires being responsible to guide others, requiring frequent decisions, affecting the individual, coworkers, and others whom depend on the service or product; work in a somewhat fluid environment with rules and procedures but many variations from the routine.

Last Updated (Monday, 08 January 2018 16:44)

 

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