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Job Description

Account Clerk III

Office Support Personnel

Department Administrator

  • Job Code: 171, 173
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Time Schedule: 522, 412
  • Salary Range: See current Schedule of Salaries


Essential Functions:

  • Set priorities, procedures, and time schedules for completion of the work.
  • Plans, schedules and coordinates the maintenance of all the accounting and statistical records of a major program or principal function
  • Works alone with full responsibility for clerical accounting activities for a major program or office as needed
  • Reviews and researches methods and procedures and suggests improvements or changes in the fiscal system to accomplish special objectives
  • Plans, coordinates, monitors and participates in the preparation of complex accounting reports (i.e. payroll, garnishments, travel vouchers, mileage, etc.)
  • Coordinates the establishment and maintenance of a variety of manual and computerized file and data base systems
  • Answers questions or inquiries from employees, vendors and others
  • Audits, validates and corrects records kept in the field or sent in by others
  • Traces, reviews and reconciles records and support documents and determines corrective measures for adjusting discrepancies and errors
  • Operates a variety of office equipment such as a computer with standardized and customized business software, printer, calculator, photocopier, and typewriter
  • Utilizes resources such as rules, regulations, procedures and functions
  • Promotes good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation
  • Maintains respect for confidential information
  • Promotes good safety practices and procedures
  • Performs related work as required


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge in the methods, practices, and terminology of clerical accounting work
  • Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures
  • Skill in establishing, maintaining, tracing and analyzing complex records and accounts through multiple steps
  • Skill in preparing statistical and fiscal reports
  • Skill in organization, time management, and decision-making
  • Ability to delegate and coordinate the clerical accounting activities of office assistants
  • Ability to work independently or under minimal supervision
  • Ability to type and perform data entry at a speed determined at the time of the examination
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing situations


This is advanced clerical accounting and coordination work. An employee in this classification may delegate and monitor work of other clerical accounting or office support personnel. An employee in this classification is in charge of planning, coordinating and performing the clerical accounting activities of a major program or office; works under general supervision with considerable opportunity for exercising independent judgment in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the job.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or G.E.D.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in responsible clerical accounting work

Equipment Operated: • Computer • Copy Machine • Calculator • Printer • Telephone • Fax • Typewriter • Other equipment relevant to job duties Additional Working Conditions: • Frequent repetitive hand motion, e.g., typing, computer, filing • Frequent interruptions by staff and visitors to the office • Frequent interruptions by telephone • Frequently may be required be flexible in vacation schedule as work schedule dictates • Occasional possibility of exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue • Occasional possibility of interaction among irate visitors • Occasionally may be required to report to work on calamity days • Occasionally may be required to travel

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