Senior Account Clerk
Tulare County, CA - Visalia, CA

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Current vacancies in multiple departments throughout Tulare County. This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill curent and future vacancies. The anticipated life of the employment list is six months.

Typical Duties:

Perform complex clerical bookkeeping and payroll work; maintain a variety of detailed financial records and accounts; review data, calculate and input figures, and balance accounts within various payroll systems; analyze, interpret and reconcile accounts and records; assist with posting and encumbrance procedures; maintain adjusting and closing entries and prepare trial balances; prepare claims for payment; make decisions regarding classification of source documents; complete difficult computations; provide information on various departmental procedures and functions; work with other departments in the preparation of payrolls and account payable expenditures; may provide lead supervision and train unit personnel; use personal computers, accounting software, and related automated systems. Perform billing functions in Health, Mental Health and Public Services sector. Interpret insurance guidelines and medical terminology and communicate with clinic staff.

Employment Standards:

Education/Experience - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade AND two years of general clerical bookkeeping experience. Completion of an approved full charge bookkeeper program, or other bookkeeping-office support program from an accredited business/community college or adult school may substitute for one year of the required experience. Payroll processing experience is highly desirable.

Knowledge of - Double and single entry bookkeeping methods; procedures to receive and disburse funds; encumbrance procedures; methods and procedures used in payroll processing systems; methods and procedures used in financial and statistical ledger systems; bookkeeping terminology; numerical and alphabetical filing systems; use of personal computers and related automated equipment.

Skill/Ability to - Perform complex bookkeeping including preparing and reconciling financial reports, computing tax corrections, making adjusting and closing entries; prepare and maintain a variety of payroll records; read, interpret and analyze financial and fiscal documents, accounts and records; define problems, research and collect information, establish facts and develop appropriate conclusions; use spreadsheets to prepare and maintain financial records; add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, decimals, fractions and percentages; record information legibly and with technical accuracy; proofread for spelling, number and typing errors; alphabetize, file and maintain various financial and fiscal records; prepare financial documents for payment; retain and recall factual information; follow complex verbal and written instructions; communicate with people of various educational and socioeconomic backgrounds; be patient, tactful and courteous with others; convey written and verbal instructions clearly and concisely.

Additional Information:

Conditions of Employment
Candidates selected will also be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted. Some job classes may also require a physical exam.

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