Senior Account Clerk
Shasta County 10 reviews - Redding, CA

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Under general supervision, to perform complex bookkeeping or financial record keeping work involving the maintenance of financial and statistical records; and to perform related work as required. Skills or experiences listed under the Ideal Candidate statement may also be used to screen applications. This recruitment will be used to fill vacancies in the Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Audit section of the Auditor-Controller’s Office.


Senior Account Clerks generally have responsibility for a complex bookkeeping or financial record keeping function. With considerable latitude, incumbents maintain important financial and statistical records, prepare regular and special reports, and apply a wide knowledge of current operations, procedures, rules, and precedents to assigned tasks and interpret this information to the public and County staff members. Typically, incumbents are assigned responsibility for the style, format, final appearance, and accuracy of completed assignments.


Assembles, sorts, matches, checks, codes, dates, numbers, lists, and logs financial and statistical data; processes items such as labor distribution, service requests, inventory control, receipts, claims invoices, purchase orders, payments, checks, and tax statements; verifies, balances, and adjusts accounts and records; receives and accounts for money; computes financial penalties; computes, adjusts, interprets, and maintains payroll records; posts to and works with ledger accounts and other records; breaks out charges and allocates to appropriate source; processes information for transmittal to Data Processing; reconciles bank statements and prepares deposits, payroll timecards, and labor distribution logs; makes arithmetical calculations; prepares checks ; keeps various financial and statistical records and prepares regular and special reports; operates calculator, computer , and other office equipment; maintains files; and may assist the public and other employees by answering questions and explaining financial and payroll procedures and financial record keeping requirements.


Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Office methods, procedures, and equipment; procedures, practices, and terminology used in bookkeeping, financial, and statistical record keeping.

Ability to: Assume responsibility for a complex bookkeeping or financial record keeping function; make decisions in procedural matters; prepare and maintain accurate and complete financial and statistical records and reports; recommend work improvements as necessary; enter and retrieve data on a computer ; and establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

These standards are typically attained with two years of Account Clerk experience or one year of experience comparable to that of an Account Clerk II with Shasta County. (Account Clerk II experience with Shasta County includes knowledge of office methods, procedures and equipment, and recordkeeping techniques. Also, the ability to make arithmetical calculations with speed and accuracy; follow oral and written directions; learn office rules, methods and policies; operate calculators and adding machines and other standard office equipment; learn to enter and retrieve data on a computer; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.)


The ideal candidate will have 2 years experience in an account clerk position and/or 1 year experience in an Account Clerk II position with audit/compliance responsibilities and/or will have an AA degree or higher with a significant concentration in Accounting or Business fields. The ideal candidate will have experience reviewing documents submitted by others for compliance and accuracy. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have knowledge of various government laws and code sections as they relate to auditing government transactions for compliance.


Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

1. Provide your understanding of the difference between an accounting position that has audit responsibilities versus an accounting position that does not?
2. What experience, education or training qualifies you to hold an Accounting or Auditing position at this level?
3. List the experience you have with accounting reconciliation processes.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


• All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
• Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
• All individuals offered employment with Shasta County must pass a pre-employment physical examination that includes drug and alcohol testing.
• In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
• Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees’ of California (UPEC).
• Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute 7% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.


Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on April 17, 2013. A cover letter and/or resume will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “See/Refer to Resume,” or “See Attached.” Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Room 348
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-5515

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