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Rochester Housing Authority Senior Account Clerk in Rochester, New York

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

Maintains financial records, books, files and accounts and reconciles with other department financial records and accounting balances according to prescribed procedures; Performs independently the more complex and difficult tasks of the clerical unit, such as setting up account books; Plans and schedules account keeping and financial record keeping activities, such as computing bills, fees and penalties; processing vouchers for payment; posting transactions to general ledger accounts, such as payments, receipts, payroll entries, usage, deductions, assessments and fees; maintaining computerized files; Compiles fiscal data and assists in preparing reports for financial, statistical or budget purposes; Assists in the development and implementation of new or modified computer programs and systems related to account and financial record keeping activities; Assists the public by answering questions or resolving problems related to billing, accounts, or fees; Trains new employees in the duties of their positions; Revises, develops and implements improved work procedures, forms and methods; Operates a typewriter or data entry keyboard.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Knowledge of the practices and procedures of maintaining financial accounts and records; Knowledge of the use of appropriate computerized systems for financial accounts and records; Knowledge of standard office procedures; Skill in simple mathematical functions including percentages; Ability to operate standard office machines; Ability to utilize an automated account keeping system and operate data entry and peripheral equipment; Ability to follow through on details; Ability to follow complex oral and written directions; Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of others; Ability to train others in new methods and practices; Ability to deal effectively with the public in problem situations; Clerical aptitude; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or G.E.D., plus EITHER

A) Two (2) years of experience in account keeping, bookkeeping, or financial record keeping;

OR

B) Associate's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or closely related field, plus one (1) year of work experience as described in A);

OR

C) Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or closely related field;

NOTE: Where the minimum educational requirement is not met, additional experience as described in A) may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

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