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Account Clerk I

Annual Salary Range:
$21,864.00 – $28,908.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$911.00 – $1,204.50
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Areas of Interest: 
Accounting, Auditing & Finance
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%

This is entry-level bookkeeping and related clerical work in the maintenance and review of fiscal records.

This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills, or abilities associated with this classification.
Examples of Work

Performs routine tasks in the maintenance of accounting records.

Posts routine entries to subsidiary ledgers; examines and codes financial documents.

Performs simple balancing operations and mathematic computation of financial data in accordance with existing accounting procedures.

Posts source documents to warrant request log, cash receipts journal, vendor ledger, Medicare log, financial journals, and the general ledger.

Receives funds and verifies amounts.

Prepares data processing documents to record encumbrances and payments.

Examines expense accounts, invoices and other documents for mathematical accuracy, completeness, and procedural correctness.

Prepares or assists in preparation of billing to insurance companies such as Medicare, and Medicaid .

Prepares bank deposits and cash receipts documents.

Types necessary forms in connection with bookkeeping and clerical work such as warrant requests, vouchers, encumbrances, and daily revenue transmittals.

Maintains files of source documents consisting of warrant requests, invoices, vouchers, cash receipts, correspondence, and claims to insurance companies such as, Medicare, Medicaid, and Title XX.

Prepares simple financial statements.

Performs work under the supervision of a higher level account clerk, professional accountant, or other administrative supervisor.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

Introductory knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices.

Introductory knowledge of office methods and procedures.

Ability to make mathematic calculations with speed and accuracy.

Ability to perform routine repetitive duties quickly and accurately.

Ability to operate a keyboard, adding machine, and calculator.

Ability to work effectively with fellow employees.

Experience and Education

(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Uniform Classification & Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers. When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.)

One or more years of office experience which required the use of mathematical computation; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(30 earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute for the required experience.)

(Revised 11/1/13)