JOB TITLE

Accounting Technician

COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION

City of Seward

SALARY RANGE

$22.51-$24.85 DOE

RELOCATION REQUIRED

Yes

EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION

Non-exempt; hourly

CLOSING DATE

The position is "open until filled"

WEBSITE

https://www.cityofseward.us

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for moderately difficult accounting clerical work involving standard accounts, processes, procedures, and guidelines.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Exercises independence in the technical and specialized examination, verification, maintenance, reconciliation, and reporting of accounts and accounting data, and in making changes and corrections to accounts as necessary with proper approvals.
  • Performs all bank
  • Creates journal entries for City Shop work orders, Harbor standard entries and maintains accounts receivables for Electric Department work orders.
  • Reviews AP check run for accuracy before payments are
  • Maintains all City
  • Processes Bed Tax
  • Maintains City vehicle
  • Provides AP with reports to reconcile unclaimed
  • Utilizes banking services software to transmit electronic
  • Serves as backup to the Utility position including processing payments, balancing till, answering customer inquiries, communicating with electric linemen regarding job orders.
  • Assist in sorting, stuffing, and mailing utility bills as
  • Provides backup support to Accounting Technician AP and Payroll in their
  • Assists in training entry level accounting clerical personnel as required.
  • Prepares notices, letters, memoranda, and similar correspondence in conjunction with accounting clerical work, and provides clerical support for supervisors.
  • Maintains well-organized data files, systems, and
  • Performs technical budget and audit tasks, identifying exceptions, researching, and reconciling same, prepares schedules and spreadsheets, designs and modifies appropriate budget reports.
  • Assists in maintaining and updating the City’s fixed asset records, reviews invoices, credit card statements, travel authorizations, expense reports and other records pertaining to fixed assets. Prepares and reviews certain contracts and grants reports and maintains organized files for same, reconciles general ledger accounts and subsidiary ledgers, posts payment activity as needed, and resolves discrepancies.
  • Responds to questions and requests for
  • Participates in annual
  • Recommends department policy and procedures to improve efficiency and accountability, and to facilitate cross training.

QUALIFICATIONS

Vocational certificate, associate degree or related course work in accounting or business, or two to three years related experience and/or training.

CONTACT AND OTHER INFORMATION

Tammy Nickell
tnickell@cityofseward.net