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Account Clerk I/II - Extra-Help Account Clerk I/II

Company: County of Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Examples of Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions

This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both Full Time and Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Extra-Help pay is $15.11 - $16.68 per hour.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Gathers, prepares, tabulates, checks, and proofreads financial or statistical data

  • Assigns established codes for further processing or entry into data processing using standardized procedures and format

  • Maintains various financial records requiring the use of some independent judgment within general procedures and policies

  • Posts, checks, balances, and adjusts accounts and ledgers

  • Makes arithmetical calculations in checking various statistical or accounting tables and reports

  • Insures that grant allocations conform to law and policy and completes forms required to process and record grants

  • Prepares or audits invoices and claims for payment by checking prices and extensions and computing or verifying discounts

  • Codes invoices for payment and enters vendor numbers

  • Resolves purchasing problems by contacting vendors

  • Waits on the public, collecting and receipting for cash, issue receipts; balance and summarize cash receipts and assist in filing claims and other special actions.

  • Maintains time records

  • Reviews data processed payroll register and posts changes or corrections to the register

  • Operates adding, calculating, posting and other office machines

  • Operate personal computer or word processor for financial recordkeeping

  • Sets up workers compensation, general liability and medical malpractice files.

  • Prepares workers' compensation payroll for all County employees with lost time at work; makes bank deposits to assigned accounts.

  • Prepares yearly bank reconciliation report on workers' compensation trust account; audits.

  • Prepares annual summary of OSHA log for all injuries reported by separate departments of the County.

Minimum Qualifications: Account Clerk I


One (1) year of office support work experience, preferably including background in maintaining financial and statistical reports.

Account Clerk II


One (1) year of clerical experience in financial or statistical record keeping work.



One (1) year of experience in general clerical, clerical accounting, or typing work at the level equivalent to the Account Clerk I.

One (1) year of college or business school training may substitute for the required experience

Essential Functions: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.

  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.

  • Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.

  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions.

  • Respond appropriately to situations.

  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.

  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.

  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.

  • Kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.

  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.

  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.

  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.

Knowledge of:

  • Modern office methods, practices, equipment, and terminology.

  • Principles and practices of bookkeeping.

  • Proper English usage and spelling.

  • Basic Arithmetic

  • Principles, practices, and methods of financial and statistical clerical work.

Ability to:

  • Perform financial or statistical clerical work of average difficulty under close supervision.

  • Prepare financial reports and maintain journals, ledgers, and complex file system.

  • Follow oral and written directions.

  • Make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately.

Keywords: County of Merced, Merced , Account Clerk I/II - Extra-Help Account Clerk I/II, Other , Merced, California

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