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Accounting Technician (#ACCTCHCLKL) CLKL
$18.59-$29.52 Hourly / $3,222.27-$5,116.80 Monthly / $38,667.20-$61,401.60 Yearly


Performs technical accounting work in reviewing, processing, and maintaining complex accounting or financial records within the General Ledger and/or related sub-ledgers in a central accounting or comptroller’s office. Work includes the processing of accounting and financial transactions that require independent judgment in researching and reconciling discrepancies, assuring compliance with accounting standards and established polices and procedures, and may include considerable customer/client contact. Work is performed under the general supervision of a professional accountant and the incumbent may train or provide procedural information to coworkers and other employees.


An Associate's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; and
Two years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping or financial record keeping in a central accounting office with a direct impact on the general ledger or sub-ledgers.

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 a general accounting exam.


  • 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.


  • Knowledge of governmental accounting principles, practices, procedures, financial recordkeeping, and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of basic accounts receivable and accounts payable business practices and procedures, accounting systems, expenditure or revenue source documents, as well as general ledger and related accounting procedures.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, and policies governing assigned functional accounting area.
  • Ability to use ERP accounting systems and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to analyze transactions and reports and make appropriate correcting entries.
  • Ability to post, balance, and reconcile financial accounts and records.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and apply job related rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare financial and statistical reports.


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.

  • Maintains, monitors, and/or reconciles general ledger and subledger control accounts, and bank accounts in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Complies accounting data and prepares financial statements and reports, such as the annual abandoned property report.
  • Audits and analyzes revenue, expenditure, cash or receivables transactions to determine if they are accurate, properly documented, and made in accordance with statutes, policies and procedures.
  • Prepares payment requests and invoices.
  • Reviews, prepares, and processes journal entry transactions in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Informs outside departments and agencies of discrepancies in their payment requests, journal entries, or other submissions and works collaboratively with them to resolve these problems.
  • Answers inquiries on the status of financial transactions and/or procedures.
  • Supports and provides training to department and agency staff on accounting processes and in the use of systems such as Oracle, Odyssey and OnBase, and assists in developing, testing, and debugging systems.
  • Prepares and maintains procedures.
  • Solves, or assists staff in solving, problems and/or difficult inquires.
  • Analyzes and verifies daily edit reports, and researches and resolves problems.
  • Verifies validated wire transfer slips to journal entries.
  • Processes manual and void checks, and prepares related back-up documentation.
  • Serves as back-up to co-workers and may serve as back-up for higher-level employees.
  • Performs related work as assigned or 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.

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