Account Clerk

Recruitment #19-CI0509-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason that this position exists is to perform skilled clerical accounting tasks involving the application of bookkeeping principles to the maintenance of financial accounts and records.  Based on specific job assignment, work functions may include reviewing, preparing and entering information from source and support documents, managing accounts, performing accounts payable tasks, performing general clerical duties, preparing bank deposits, compiling data for a variety of reports, and performing accounts receivable tasks.  Account Clerks are supervised by a variety of classifications depending on their assignment.  

Minimum Qualifications

High school or GED, successful completion of two bookkeeping or accounting courses, and two years of accounting clerical experience.  Six months of additional accounting clerical experience can substitute for the two courses.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The register established from this announcement period will expire one year from the register date.  The vacancy is with the City of Montgomery, Finance department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based on education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application and supplemental questionnaire form completely, providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  Applicants will be ranked on the eligible list on the basis of a six part clerical test.  Tied scores will not be broken.

Clerical Test: Qualified applicants will be notified of the time and date to appear for the clerical test two weeks prior to the test date.  An information guide about the test is available at  Qualified applicants will be required to pass a computer skills test at a later date.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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