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Accounting Technician

General Recruitment Information Benefits Supplemental Questions
Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months). Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.
The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.
The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran's Preference.
To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered ? resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details. Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are given a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.
Application and Testing Information:
A Written Exam for this position will be held on Friday, May 18 2018. (No alternate written exam dates are available) Candidates must participate in, and pass the written examination to be considered further for this position. All correspondence for recruitment #18-054 will be sent via email.
Training and Experience:
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and/or experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Two (2) years of work experience in performing financial, statistical, or document processing and recording work at a level comparable to an Account Clerk II with the County of Lake.
Special Requirements:
None
Full Job Description:
ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN
DEFINITION
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of the more complex, specialized account, statistical, document processing, and technical record keeping and support work; to review fiscal records, applications, or specialized documents and information, assisting the public and/or other County staff with the accuracy and completeness of the information; to assist others with the understanding of department/work unit procedures and requirements; to provide a variety of information about department/work unit services and functions; to perform a variety of advanced technical and office support work; and to do related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is an advanced, specialized working level classification for performing a variety of the more complex, specialized financial, statistical, and document processing work for an assigned department/work unit. The Accounting Technician class is distinguished from the Account Clerk II class in that the Accounting Technician is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of one or more systems of accounting activity. The Accounting Technician is distinguished from the Accountant I class in that the Accountant I is responsible for performing professional accounting work.
REPORTS TO
A variety of County supervisory or management positions, depending upon the department or program area where assigned.
CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
This is not a supervisory classification.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Performs a variety of the more complex fiscal support and record keeping work, developing and maintaining financial records; updates and maintains records and information in computerized systems and databases; audits, reconciles, balances, or adjusts accounting records; locates and resolves problems and prepares corrective entries in maintaining accounting controls; prepares fiscal records and reports; revises and maintains statistical, bookkeeping and accounting control records such as ledgers, registers, and journals including preparing journal entries, posting to general or subsidiary ledgers, closing and balancing accounts; maintains a variety of statistical or other specialized records, posting and updating information to keep records current and accurate; may verify purchase orders and purchasing information; may maintain work and time records; may balance cash received, verify receipts, and prepare deposits; may assist with the development and control of budget information; may assist in the preparation of accounting data, financial records and reports; may assist with payroll functions; reconciles information problems and ensures the accuracy of a variety of records; may have responsibility for subsidiary ledgers; provides requisite data to other government agencies, as delegated; may review referrals to department programs and processes per State requirements; updates and maintains computerized records and generates reports; uses spreadsheets and other special computer software; performs special assignments related to the department and unit where assigned; operates office equipment.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is normally performed in an office environment; continuous contact with other staff.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
Comprehensive knowledge of financial and statistical record keeping, document acceptance and processing requirements, and/or information system maintenance related to the department and work unit where assigned.
In-depth understanding of the policies, laws, rules, and regulations impacting the operations, transactions, and functions of the department and work unit where assigned.
Good public relations techniques.
Maintenance of files and information retrieval systems.
Computers and software used in office, fiscal, and administrative support work.
Modern office methods and procedures.
Correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Mathematics.
Ability to:
Perform a variety of the more complex specialized financial, statistical, or document processing and recording work related to the department and/or work unit where assigned.
Understand, interpret and apply the fundamental principles of accounting.
Provide the more difficult technical support for an assigned area of County government.
Proficiently use a variety of computerized spreadsheet, word processing, and data base software.
Read, interpret, and apply a variety of rules, regulations, and policies related to functions and services of the assigned work area.
Accurately maintain and update a variety of records and information systems.
Gather, organize, and summarize data and information.
Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.
Type or use word processing software at an acceptable speed to meet production requirements.
Operate a computer and use department software in the performance of assigned work.
Operate and use office equipment.
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other staff when explaining the functions, requirements, and policies of the work area where assigned.
Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
Constantly demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers/clients.
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and/or experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Two (2) years of work experience in performing financial, statistical, or document processing and recording work at a level comparable to an Account Clerk II with the County of Lake.
Special Requirements:
None
The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a "meet and confer" process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.



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