Accounting Technician, Senior

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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/16/2016

City of Atlanta Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA
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Accounting Technician, Senior

General Description and Classification Standards

Provides higher level accounting support in one or more of following areas: accounts receivable, accounts payable, credit/collection support, cost accounting

This is an experienced, skilled or technical level capable of carrying out most assignments typical of the position or specialty with limited guidance or review. This level would be considered a promotional level and attainable by any incumbents in a work group who demonstrate the necessary knowledge, ability, and performance. Could be the only position in this specialty in a work group or could be part of a general or specialized work team.

Supervision Received

Works under minimal supervision; can set own work sequence and pace within process/department limitations

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

Demonstrates substantial understanding of the job requirements and applies knowledge and skills to a wide range of tasks within one or more of the following areas.

Provides accounting support in one or more of following areas:

Checks and verifies accounts receivable, accounts payable records.

Prepares invoices and vouchers.

Types, files, posts ledger and general journal entries.

Balances accounts receivable and accounts payable records.

Uses automated systems to input data, generate reports, conduct specialized research projects and respond to inquiries.

Provides administrative support in collections process.

Credit/Collection Support in one or more of following areas:

Provides administrative support in collections process.

Prepares outstanding accounts reports and gathers credit and/or reference information.

Maintains databases by entering, updating, and retrieving data as well as formatting and generating reports.

Assists in resolution of outstanding invoice problems from past due accounts.

Responds to inquiries from customers or external collection resources.

May place calls or send messages to those with unresolved issues.

Decision Making

Follows standardized procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.

Leadership Provided

None. May oversee temporary or contract workers as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

Good knowledge of accounting concepts, financial and accounting terms.

Good knowledge of department policies, processes and procedures.

Skill in use of Microsoft Office, accounting software, databases.

Ability to process numbers quickly and accurately. Ability to handle escalated issues from lower level employees.

Ability to work on a wide range of tasks.

Completes tasks in creative and effective ways.

Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

3 years' of accounting specific experience

Preferred Education & Experience

High School diploma (GED) and more than 3 years' of accounting experience.

Licensures and Certifications

None required

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.