Salary Range

$19.33/ hour

Relocation Required


Employee Classification

Non-exempt; hourly

Closing Date for Application

Open until filled.


Brief Description

This is a regular full-time position with benefits, starting pay $19.33/hr (Range 11.5-13.5) skilled journey level classification which performs moderately difficult accounting clerical work involving standard accounts, computerized accounting and utility billing

Primary Duties

Exercises independence in the technical and specialized examination, verification, maintenance, reconciliation and reporting of accounts and accounting data, making changes and corrections to accounts as necessary, with proper approval;

Assists in training entry level accounting clerical personnel as required;

Operates personal computers and financial application software at a moderate-to-high level of difficulty, including extensive use of spreadsheets with complex formulas;

Provides backup support to Accounting Technicians in the processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, bed tax, purchasing, utility billing, and payroll, and provides Cashier support as required. May be required to assume job tasks of the Accounting Technician I or Cashier;

Materially participates in the annual audit process; reconciles and balances various general ledger accounts, prepares work papers and schedules, provides assistance to others relative to the proper accounting treatment of various transactions, and responds to auditor inquiries;

Performs a wide variety of regular and recurring accounting procedures including: calculating, posting, verifying, preparing, and reconciling designated accounts to ensure completeness and accuracy;

Prepares notices, letters, memoranda, and similar correspondence in conjunction with accounting clerical work, and provides clerical support for supervisors.


Vocational certificate, Associates degree or related course work in accounting preferred; or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong Excel skills desired. Previous experience in general ledger accounting preferred. Strong customer service, interpersonal, and math skills, required. Previous account balancing and till balancing experience is preferred.

Contact and Other Information

Successful applicants must pass a background investigation and drug testing. Preference may be given to current City employees. A complete job description and application can be obtained from the City of Seward Personnel Office, 410 Adams Street, (907) 224-4074 or by emailing .

The City of Seward is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer