Accounting Technician II
City of Bend, OR - Bend, OR

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This position performs basic accounting responsibilities, customer service work and processes accounting related tasks, including billings, collections, cash receipts, data entry, data tracking, postings, and balancing. (Intermediate level position).

The City of Bend is actively recruiting for a regular, full-time Accounting Tech II position within the Finance department. The position is non-exempt (hourly, overtime eligible) and is represented by the City of Bend Employees Association (COBEA).

NOTE: This position will be limited to the first 130 candidates and/or closes on Monday, April 1st at 12:00 pm PDT (noon), which ever comes first.

It is required that you submit your application, cover letter and resume no later than the closing date and time specified for this job announcement. In addition, be sure to thoroughly complete the application including all relevant education and experience you possess. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Receives, reviews, processes, and calculates a variety of receipts, billings, invoices, statements, new account information, claims information, payments, fees, and/or other related information, which may include: coding data, entering information into a database, processing transactions and changes, running reports, filing paperwork, and performing other related duties.

Responds to inquiries and requests for information over the phone and in person, which includes: directing customers and visitors to appropriate locations; taking and transmitting messages; looking up and communicating account balances; and/or, performing other related activities.

Performs a variety of clerical activities in support of daily operations, which may include: filing; copying; faxing; typing standard documents; preparing, sorting, and distributing mail; entering data; and/or, performing other related activities.

Performs a variety of cash handling duties including posting, balancing and reconciling daily cash deposits and verifying and reconciling petty cash and cashier drawers.

Enters a variety of information into applicable databases and/or spreadsheets; reconciles applicable accounts; performs adjustments to correct data entry errors.

Researches and verifies a variety of information related to customer accounts; identifies and resolves discrepancies. Performs collection activities on delinquent accounts; sets up payment plans with customers; transfers information to collection agencies.

Prepares, updates, and maintains a variety of financially related correspondence, reports, notices, billings, records, spreadsheets, schedules, website information, and/or files.

As assigned, monitors, maintains, and orders supplies and materials to ensure efficient operations.

Provides back-up to disbursement and/or billing processes which may include accounts payable, payroll or billing functions as needed.

Complies with safety requirements of the position and actively promotes safe work practices.

In an emergency event or an officially declared State of Emergency, responds as directed to ensure the restoration of essential public services, facilities and infrastructure.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

· Basic accounting principles;

· Applicable terminology in assigned area of responsibility;

· Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;

· Bookkeeping principles and practices;

· Cash handling procedures;

· Customer service principles;

· Mathematical principles;

· Account research techniques;

· Modern office equipment;

· If assigned to EMS billing, Medicare and medical insurance procedures and codes.

Skill in:

· Reconciling accounts;

· Keyboarding;

· Operating a computer and applicable software applications;

· Providing customer service;

· Handling cash;

· Applying local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations;

· Entering data into computerized systems;

· Filing;

· Performing mathematical calculations;

· Handling multiple tasks simultaneously;

· Analyzing information and accounts for discrepancies;

· Operating modern office equipment;

· Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:

High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and at least four years of accounting related clerical/administrative and customer service experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements:

· None Required.