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Accounting Technician

Company: County of Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Examples of Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: When working within the general County departments, the incumbent may be responsible for the following duties: * Compiles data and interprets such data for budget preparation purposes in a large department; * Supervises and participates in the maintenance of records in accounting systems for fund appropriations and expenditures, accounts payable and accounts receivable, purchasing and similar financial and statistical activities. * Assists in developing forms and methods of financial record keeping, or accounting systems. * Initiates fund transfers, interdepartmental billing and other administrative adjustments in budget appropriations. * May prepare technically difficult statistical and/or accounting reports from a variety of sources. * May prepare grant expenditure claims and reports. * Reviews time cards of the employees and tracks vacation, holiday, and time off earned and taken. When working within the Auditor/Controller Department, the incumbent may be responsible for the following duties: * Assists in reviewing and auditing computer based accounting input documentation for accuracy, adequacy and conformity to instructions or prescribed work methods. * Balances accounts and researches errors by checking previous entries, records and supporting documents. * Notifies departments of errors and corrections made or to be made. * Reviews various account balances before releasing payment where high rate of expenditures or periodic reallocation of fund exists. * Contacts departments or divisions because of insufficient appropriations and holding warrants until budget transfers are made. * Assists in maintaining general ledger, appropriation and revenues ledgers, encumbering funds by department and budget classification. * Posts expenditures and appropriations charges; liquidates encumbrances; assists in verifying accuracy of multiple data entries that go into the overall computerized accounting systems. * Interprets and applies detailed and extensive instructions. * Functions in a specialized area such as in warrant control and processing or encumbrance/purchase order control, and solving problems related to input and output of data. * Contacts other staff, public, and vendors regarding difficult and complex transactions and problems in the accounting or bookkeeping system. * Explains laws and regulations and procedures, and answers inquires from departments using independent judgment. Acts in a lead capacity and is responsible for performing the more difficult work which may include: * Prepares and submits periodic payroll reports. Audits and verifies the employee appointment and status change action. * Computes and processes payroll deductions, and voluntary payroll deduction. * Processes vacation accrual, sick leave and other types of time off; reviews and assists in the preparation of complex and large periodic IRS, unemployment, and similar reports required in the payroll function. * Reviews work of lower level Account Clerks and related account payable and claims processing; trains new employees. Minimum Qualifications: Experience: Three (3) years of responsible technical experience in financial, accounting, or statistical record keeping activities. Formal education in basic accounting, bookkeeping may substitute for the experience requirement on a year-for-year basis. Essential Functions: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * Operate a personal computer and other office equipment. * Communicate effectively with others in person, in writing and over the telephone. * Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses. * Perform job duties under stressful conditions and 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: * Basic budget preparation procedures. * Methods, practices and technology used in the development, maintenance and control of fiscal and accounting work. * Basic governmental accounting principles and procedures. * Purposes and methods of financial record keeping. * Data processing procedures as integrated with accounting systems. * Employee training. Ability to: * Prepare clear and accurate financial statements and reports and analyze accounting and budgetary data. * Perform a wide variety of difficult sub-professional accounting clerical work without continuous supervision. * Perform a variety of arithmetical calculations quickly and accurately. * Interpret and apply laws, regulations and policies. * Maintain complex records and analyze data. * Coordinate, train and direct the work of others. * Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. * Resolve work problems related to the maintenance of county financial, accounting and personnel records. * Read and write at a level required for successful job performance.

Keywords: County of Merced, Merced , Accounting Technician, Professions , Merced, California

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