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Accounting Clerk 

The Accounting Clerk will ensure accurate accounting records for receipts and/or disbursements. The Accounting Clerk will perform a variety of complex clerical and entry-level bookkeeping and accounting tasks, applying accepted procedures to the preparation and maintenance of accounting and other records, and preparing financial, statistical, and/or technical reports.  

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Prepares, proofs, and types payrolls and other financial reports; makes routine cost distributions; posts subject accounts.
  • Prepares and posts accounting documents, such as fees, receipts, invoices, requisitions, vouchers, expense accounts, and related operating reports.
  • Posts requisitions, receipts, and disbursements information to appropriate ledgers or journals.
  • Receives and counts cash; maintains cash book or other control record.
  • Files and maintains clerical records and reports pertinent information to accounting and bookkeeping or technical operations.
  • Prepares and mails bills or statements, or prepares lists of outstanding bills payable.
  • May audit and proof accounting or other reports for clerical accuracy and conformance to departmental, county, and state procedures.
  • May perform secretarial functions as needed for assigned staff member(s).
  • Assists in balancing accounts by running tapes, proofreading, etc.; prepares summary of balances, cost information, or other reports as requested for supervisor’s use in preparing financial statements.
  • May proofread and post operations progress or other reports and make a monthly summary or recaps of such reports as needed.
  • Complete and enter data daily into excel worksheets-
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience & Skills Required:

  • High School Degree or equivalent, with courses in bookkeeping.
  • At least 1 year experience in bookkeeping, accounting, or secretarial assignments involving advanced recordkeeping (directly related business school or college courses may be substituted equally for up to 6 months experience) OR any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Working knowledge of bookkeeping theories and practices and accepted office procedures.
  • Ability to perform a volume of numerical detail work with speed and accuracy, to make difficult mathematical computations with and without mechanical assistance (ability to operate a calculator by touch).
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and technical or legal terminology.
  • Ability to prepare financial and other records in a systematic, neat, legible manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, a variety of governmental employees and officials, and the general public.
  • May require ability to be able to type at least 40 words per minute with a high degree of accuracy.

 

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

Posting ID: 662351182 Posted: 2021-10-19 Job Title: Account Clerk