Account Clerk #1218 - Building Inspection - Public Works Division
Hamilton County, TN - Hamilton County, TN

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Under general supervision, performs routine financial and accounting related clerical duties such as opening and distributing mail, data entry, checking and reconciling routine accounts, making deposits, tracking time and expenses, record keeping, purchases, and filing reports supportive of the department function.
Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

Processes standard forms and documents; provides receipts and records payments; enters data into financial information system on department programs, fund or grant budgets; mails checks; tracks routine accounts; provides timely and accurate processing of financial and accounting related documents; verifies and records information; may perform time entry into payroll system.

Performs filing; reviews forms for completeness and accuracy; processes correspondence; prepares data reports; requisitions supplies and maintains inventory records; responds to inquiries relating to area of responsibilities; provides service to public or other County departments; may assist in special projects as requested.
Answers phone or two-way radio, takes messages, assists callers with general information; assists customers with permits and general information; documents inspection requests and maintains files; performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of fundamental office administration and accounting principles and standards.
Knowledge of relevant Hamilton County policies and procedures.
Knowledge of Hamilton County budget, accounting and related systems.
Knowledge of specific departmental rules, regulations, codes and standards.
Skill in reading, interpreting, understanding and applying fundamental accounting standards and procedures, rules and regulations, Hamilton County Policies and Procedures.
Skill in the accurate and timely recording of data in manual and automated systems.
Skill in working under pressure of deadlines, establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with department staff and other County departments.
Skill effectively communicating in both oral and written form.

Minimum Requirements:
The equivalent of a High School Diploma and three (3) years experience in the field of bookkeeping, accounting, data entry, or related field; m ust type forty (40) words per minute.

Physical Requirements: Work requires limited physical effort primarily involving intermittent sitting, standing, and walking. This position may require the occasional or regular lifting and carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds.

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