Senior Accounting Clerk

  • 004125

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs a variety of accounting support functions, disperses payment, reconciles accounts, and prepares reports of accounting transactions; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Prepares, processes, and verifies bank deposits, journal entries and accounting reports.
  2. Verifies and reconciles accounts, such as petty cash, cash clearing, and utility billings.
  3. Verifies and reconciles accounts receivable transactions, such as utility payments, licensing and permit fees and fines.
  4. Prepares, verifies and reconciles accounts payable transactions, such as purchase requisitions, invoices, and payroll.
  5. Enters financial data into appropriate accounting and computer systems.
  6. Maintains records and files associated with various business transactions.
  7. May supervise staff or serve in a lead capacity.
  8. May perform back-up duties for other positions within the work group.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of payment processing and receipt processing procedures.
  • Skill in using computer and application software for financial transactions.
  • Skill in using common office machinery and equipment.
  • Skill in mathematical computations used in accounting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves sedentary to light work in an office setting. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree from an accredited technical school or college, with a major in Accounting, Finance or Business and two (2) years of bookkeeping, accounting, or finance experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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