The Accounting Clerk III
- The incumbent performs one or more accounting tasks such as; posting to registers and ledgers; balancing and reconciling accounts; verifying the internal consistency, completeness, and mathematical accuracy of accounting and procurement documents.
- General tasks include; assigning prescribed accounting codes; examining and verifying the clerical accuracy of various types of reports, lists, calculations, and postings.
- Requires a knowledge and understanding of the established and standardized bookkeeping and accounting procedures and techniques used in an accounting system, or a segment of an accounting system where there are few variations in the types of transactions handled.
- Keeps supervisor apprised of unique situations and problems encountered and identify and reports safety, environmental and other work requirements for resolution.
Typical duties include one or both of the following: 1.) reviewing invoices and statements verifying information, ensuring sufficient funds have been obligated, and if questionable, resolving with the submitting unit determining accounts involved
- Knowledge of double entry bookkeeping in performing one or more of the following: posting actions to journals, identifying subsidiary accounts affected, making debit and credit entries, and assigning proper codes.
- Requires a basic knowledge and understanding of the terminology, codes, and processes used in an automated accounting system.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Current state driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and proof of valid insurance.
- U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain required security clearances.
- Minimum of one (2) years accounting experience.
- Demonstrated skills in using various computer software, including ability to use the Windows operating system as well as common office software such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Database Management.
- Ability to adapt to changes in technology.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
- Ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional and courteous manner in diversified situations.