Hillsborough County Government logo or seal
Hillsborough County Government

Accounting Clerk II (#AC2GNTE) GNTE
$10.64-$16.89 Hourly / $1,844.27-$2,927.60 Monthly / $22,131.20-$35,131.20 Yearly


Performs entry level clerical-accounting work while learning the methods, processes and procedures of clerical accounting work.  The work is performed under close supervision where the work assignments are subject to instructions and established work routines.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Six months of experience in bookkeeping, financial record keeping or cashiering; or
Successful completion of a vocational/technical course in bookkeeping, financial record keeping or cashiering.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


A passing score on multiple-choice test number 86.
A test preparation guide can be downloaded by clicking

A passing score on a data entry test at 100 gross keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


Note: To be acquired during the training period.

  • Knowledge of general office practices, procedures, and methods.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, practices, procedures, and methods.
  • Ability to post figures accurately.
  • Ability to match names and numbers.
  • Ability to file both numerically and alphabetically.
  • Ability to read, understand, and apply written instructions and job-related policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and related software applications.
  • Ability to make and verify mathematical calculations.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

Note: Incumbents function in a trainee capacity to gain proficiency in the duties listed below and become eligible for promotion to Accounting Clerk II.

  • Prepares, reviews, processes, and/or maintains purchase orders, requisitions, check requests, field orders, change orders and other accounting or fiscal documents, records and files.
  • Codes fiscal documents for posting into automated accounting system.
  • Assists with posting basic transactions to proper accounts.
  • Assists in compiling data for basic fiscal reports and statements.
  • Prepares periodic summary reports.
  • Assists with the reconciliation and balancing of financial statements and accounting records.
  • Receives funds, prepares deposits, and reconciles bank statements.
    Composes correspondence and prepares basic spreadsheets.
  • Performs related work as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


Employees in this class are required to complete a six month training program as defined by the agency to which the position is assigned.  Upon certification by the Agency Head or designated representative of successful completion of training, incumbents will be promoted to Accounting Clerk II. The training period may be extended by the Agency to which the position is assigned.

CLASS: AC2GNTE; EST: 6/3/2010; REV: 2/13/2013;