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Accounting Technician I

Company: City of Boynton Beach, FL
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose of Classification The purpose of this classification is to perform a variety of cashier and account clerk duties for an assigned department, to process various financial transactions, forms and reports, and to perform general office duties as assigned. Job duties vary by incumbent and department assignment. Employees in this classification are eligible for noncompetitive career path advancement to Accounting Technician II after meeting the established career path advancement requirements. Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Receives and processes payments for utility bills and various City fines, fees and permits from the general public and City departments. Performs data-entry work to enter cash receipts, journal entries, invoices, payments, purchase orders, and other financial data in the computer; posts adjustments and corrections as needed; assigns codes and account numbers to financial transactions; batches, sorts and matches financial records and forms; verifies account and transaction figures; processes forms and records. Sorts checks and forms in preparation for distribution to City departments and vendors. Contacts vendors, customers, banks, City departments and others in the performance of assigned job duties. Processes payments for fire inspections, updates inspection reports, posts related journal entries, and balances account for fire inspections. Performs various clerical duties including typing checks and other documents, preparing bills for mailing, copying and faxing documents. Additional Functions Performs receptionist and general office duties as assigned. Performs other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or valid equivalent; supplemented by one (1) year of previous experience involving clerical and customer service work. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Prior work experience using Superion Naviline, and Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
    • Cashiering, bookkeeping and/or accounting experience.. Supplemental Information COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals. Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction. Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
      • Basic knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws, rules, codes, and regulations related to accounting activities.
      • Basic knowledge of general accounting principles and practices including basic math, accounting, statistical, and financial record techniques and practices.
      • Knowledge of basic procedures involving cash receipts, journal entries, invoices, payments and purchase orders.
      • Knowledge of cashiering and computers.
      • Ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
      • Demonstrated ability to learn, interpret, apply, and explain relevant codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
      • Ability to verify, balance, and adjust accounts.
      • Ability to maintain assigned fiscal and accounting records accurate and efficiently.
      • Ability to perform general administrative, data entry, and accounting tasks.
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with the public, supervisors, co-workers, other department staff, and with outside agencies.
      • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to troubleshoot, research, and resolve customer issues.
      • PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Physical Ability : Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Sensory Requirements : Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors : Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.CAREER PATH ADVANCEMENT REQUIREMENTS The following requirements must be met to advance to Accounting Technician II:
        • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience involving clerical and customer service work; one (1) year of experience must involve performing data entry, fiscal support, and accounting clerical work.
        • Must meet 100% of Accounting Technician I KSAs, 70% of Accounting Technician II KSAs and 100% of the Communication Competencies.
        • Must complete the Microsoft Excel Part I (Beginners) course through Superion Training and provide documentation of proof of training.
        • Must complete an assessments to evaluate knowledge of Accounting Technician I and II functions and obtain a minimum score of 70%. Employees who fail to obtain a minimum score of 70% will have a three (3) month waiting period to re-take the assessments.Proof of meeting all of the above requirements/qualifications must be demonstrated by the employee and verified by the supervisor. VETERANS' PREFERENCE Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.

Keywords: City of Boynton Beach, FL, Boynton Beach , Accounting Technician I, Accounting, Auditing , Boynton Beach, Florida

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