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Accounting Office Specialist III
Ref No.: 18-02542
Location: Berkeley, California
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 2 Years
Start Date: 04/09/2018
Position Description Under supervision, performs a variety of routine to moderate fiscal and accounting support tasks within complex accounting systems; utilizes automated accounting systems and spreadsheet applications; contributes to continuous service improvement efforts; and performs related work as assigned.
Skills Required 1. Principles and practices related to bookkeeping, internal controls, automated accounting systems, accounting, banking; business ethics; 2. Correct posting, compiling, reconciling, balancing, coding, indexing, filing, and data interpretation principles and practices; 3. Basic arithmetic, ten-key by touch, calculator, and spreadsheet formulas; 4. Terminology used in accounting and fiscal support activities; 5. Work-related computer applications such as Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, databases, and related financial, budgetary, record keeping and desktop publishing applications; and 6. Internal control practices related to payments.
Skills Preferred 1. Perform rapid and accurate mathematical calculations; 2. Accurately keyboard and 10 key by touch; 3. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; 4. Understand and carry out oral and written directions; 5. Effectively and tactfully solicit information from others and respond to their need for information and assistance; 6. Effectively identify and solve work-related problems documenting results and review reports with peers and managers; 7. Exercise initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines; and 8. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work.
Experience Required 1. Perform rapid and accurate mathematical calculations; 2. Accurately keyboard and 10 key by touch; 3. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; 4. Understand and carry out oral and written directions; 5. Effectively and tactfully solicit information from others and respond to their need for information and assistance; 6. Effectively identify and solve work-related problems documenting results and review reports with peers and managers; 7. Exercise initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines; and 8. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work.
Experience Preferred
Education Required Equivalent to graduation from high school and three (3) years of accounting office support experience. College level accounting coursework may be substituted for required experience, on the basis of twelve (12) semester or sixteen (16) quarter units for one year of experience. For positions assigned to the centralized citywide payroll function, proficiency in payroll must be demonstrated. Desirable Qualifications: College level courses in accounting and budgeting and internal certificates of competencies in accounting, labor distribution and accounting software, which are related to assignments, are highly desirable.
Education Preferred
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