Accounting Clerk

  • Accounting Clerk
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
0372
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$25,536.00 – $34,308.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,064.00 – $1,429.50
Pay Grade: 
A12

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Definition

This is specialized clerical work maintaining financial documents, records, and reports.

Job Duties

Performs clerical functions in the preparation, maintenance, recording, and examination of financial data.

Examines and processes invoices; compares purchase orders and delivery receipts; and computes and prepares billing documents.

Reviews financial documents to determine accuracy of figures and mathematical computations; identifies discrepancies and takes authorized corrective action.

Balances incoming funds and prepares bank deposits.

Monitors and maintains ledgers, registers, and journals; posts financial data to proper accounts.

 Records and distributes expenditures according to a cost allocation plan; researches, prepares, verifies, and/or disburses authorized refunds and adjustments.

Generates and compiles routine financial reports; maintains financial files.

Compiles financial information to assist with the budget process.

Supervises clerical staff performing routine record maintenance and/or clerical functions.

Exercises judgment and discretion within the limits of established policies and procedures; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
ACCOUNTING, AUDITING & FINANCE

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of business or governmental financial recordkeeping experience including mathematical computations; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(30 earned credit hours from an accredited college or university which includes three earned credit hours in Accounting may substitute for the required experience.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of general office practices and procedures.

Introductory knowledge of financial recordkeeping principles, practices, and terminology.

Ability to make accurate mathematical calculations.

Ability to accurately maintain records utilizing automated and manual accounting systems.

Ability to use office equipment, personal computer, and automated systems.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to communicate effectively.

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