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Overview

Trinity County
Employment Opportunity

Account Technician I/II/Senior

Salary Information:
Accounting Technician I/II/Senior

Accounting Technician I:
$2,937.72 – $3,570.81 / Month
$16.94 – $20.60 / Hour

Accounting Technician II:
$3,181.13 – $3,866.68 / Month
$18.35 – $22.30 / Hour

Accounting Technician, Senior:
$3,513.94 – $4,271.22 / Month
$20.27 – $24.64 / Hour

Definition

Accounting Technician I:
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of the more difficult and complex account and statistical record keeping work in connection with the development, maintenance, and processing of County fiscal and statistical records; to provide information and assistance regarding inquiries concerning an assigned work area; to perform general office support assignments; and to do related work as required.
Accounting Technician II:
Under general direction, to perform a variety of the more difficult and complex paraprofessional, technical account and statistical record keeping work in connection with the development, maintenance, and processing of County fiscal and statistical records; to provide information and assistance regarding inquiries concerning an assigned work area; to provide lead direction, training, and work coordination for other fiscal support staff, when assigned; and to do related work as required.
Accounting Technician, Senior:
Under general direction, to have day-to-day assigned responsibility for a major component of a Department’s or the County’s fiscal system; to perform a variety of the most difficult and complex paraprofessional, technical account and statistical record keeping work in connection with the development, maintenance, and processing of County fiscal and statistical records; to provide information and assistance regarding inquiries concerning an assigned work area; to provide lead direction, training, and work coordination for other fiscal support staff, when assigned; and to do related work as required.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

Accounting Technician I:
(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Performs a wide scope of the more complex and specialized financial and statistical record keeping work; distributes material, labor, and equipment costs to appropriate cost centers and project amounts; posts and balances general and subsidiary ledgers; has responsibility for a departments cash, vendor payments, and receipts; identifies and resolves a variety of difficult account and statistical and record keeping problems; posts and balances general and subsidiary ledgers; performs corrections in maintaining accounting controls; maintains control of financial records and documents prior to submission to other departments; reviews, compiles, and records a variety of financial transactions; prepares periodic special financial and statistical reports; maintains controls and records warrants; reconciles monthly cash balances; examines, reconciles, and balances fiscal records; performs complex financial record keeping related to Public Assistance Programs; may perform the more complex fiscal support work related to the collection and distribution of family support payments; may collect current Secured, Supplemental, and Unsecured Property Tax bills; may develop a consolidated record of accounts for delinquent assessments, guaranteeing fiscal accountability and providing an official permanent tax history for each individual parcel; may facilitate redemption of delinquent tax obligations, initiating installment payment plans and performing associated functions according to contractual obligations; may maintain the State of California’s Tax Postponement Program for senior and disabled citizens;  coordinates, prepares, and monitors budget expenditures; operates computers, using County financial software, special software used in an assigned County department, and spreadsheets; explains financial procedures and assigned area account record keeping requirements to other staff and the public; may provide lead direction, work coordination, and training for Account Clerk staff.
Accounting Technician II:
Performs a wide scope of the more complex and specialized paraprofessional financial and statistical record keeping work; maintains journals, general ledgers, and subsidiary ledgers; maintains and updates accounts receivable controls and accounts; classifies and posts expenditures to budgetary accounts; maintains detailed job process and administrative overhead records; analyzes revenue and expenditures, preparing periodic statements; assists with preparation of budget estimates and projections; prepares and maintains trial balances, recapitulations and balance sheets; maintains and updates complex financial and statistical reports; updates budget accounts; maintains detailed job process and administrative overhead records; analyzes revenue and expenditures, preparing periodic statements; assists with preparation of budget estimates and projections; prepares and maintains trial balances, recapitulations and balance sheets; maintains and updates complex financial and statistical reports; calculates and compiles apportionments, shares of financial appropriations, or subventions; receives and  classifies accounting data; identifies and resolves a variety of complex account and statistical  record keeping problems; prepares periodic billings for special contracts; maintains records for revolving and trust accounts; prepares claims for other government agencies; initiates budget transfers to cover account shortages; operates computers, using County financial software, special   on-line software used in an assigned County department, and spreadsheets; may process financial adjustments/corrections on child support cases; may audit Court orders and calculate arrearage on child support cases; may collect current Secured, Supplemental, and Unsecured Property Tax bills; may develop a consolidated record of accounts for delinquent assessments, guaranteeing fiscal accountability and providing an official permanent tax history for each individual parcel; may facilitate redemption of delinquent tax obligations, initiating installment payment plans and performing associated functions according to contractual obligations; may maintain the State of California’s Tax Postponement Program for senior and disabled citizens; may reconcile accounts and prepare warrant registers for special districts; may post opening balances to County accounts at the beginning of each fiscal year; explains financial procedures and assigned area technical account record keeping requirements to other staff, representatives of other government agencies, and the public; provides lead direction, work coordination, and training for other staff.
Accounting Technician, Senior:
Exercises day-to-day responsibility for a major component of the County’s or a Department’s fiscal system; performs a wide scope of the more complex and specialized paraprofessional financial and statistical record keeping work; maintains journals, general ledgers, and subsidiary ledgers; maintains and updates accounts receivable controls and accounts; classifies and posts expenditures to budgetary accounts; maintains detailed job process and administrative overhead records; analyzes revenue and expenditures, preparing periodic statements; assists with preparation of budget estimates and projections; prepares and maintains trial balances, recapitulations and balance sheets; maintains and updates complex financial and statistical reports; updates budget accounts; maintains detailed job process and administrative overhead records; analyzes revenue and expenditures, preparing periodic statements; assists with preparation of budget estimates and projections; prepares and maintains trial balances, recapitulations and balance sheets; maintains and updates complex financial and statistical reports; calculates and compiles apportionments, shares of financial appropriations, or subventions; receives and  classifies accounting data; identifies and resolves a variety of complex account and statistical  record keeping problems; prepares periodic billings for special contracts; maintains records for revolving and trust accounts; prepares claims for other government agencies; initiates budget transfers to cover account shortages; operates computers, using County financial software, special   on-line software used in an assigned County department, and spreadsheets; may process financial adjustments/corrections on child support cases; may audit Court orders and calculate arrearage on child support cases; may reconcile accounts and prepare warrant registers for special districts; may post opening balances to County accounts at the beginning of each fiscal year; explains financial procedures and assigned area technical account record keeping requirements to other staff, representatives of other government agencies, and the public; provides lead direction, work coordination, and training for other staff.

Desirable Qualifications

Accounting Technician I:

Knowledge of:
Methods, practices, and terminology of financial and statistical record keeping.  Laws, rules, and regulations governing the maintenance of fiscal records in the area of assignment.  Basic principles and terminology of accounting.  Good public relations techniques.  Maintenance of files and information retrieval systems.  Computerized financial information systems used by the County.  Modern office methods and procedures.  Principles of lead direction and work coordination.
 
Ability to:
Perform a variety of the more complex financial and statistical record keeping work. Provide lead direction and work coordination for other staff. Assist with budget preparation and expenditure control. Read and understand codes, statutes, and information related to financial and statistical record keeping work. Gather and organize data and information. Prepare financial and statistical reports. Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.  Work with computerized financial and special information systems and use a computer for financial and statistical record keeping work. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other staff when explaining the functions and policies of the work area where assigned. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
 
Two (2) years of full time experience, or its equivalent, performing office support duties relating to fiscal, statistical, or case records maintenance, including at least one year of journey level Account Clerk experience equivalent to an Account Clerk II with Trinity County.
                 
Special Requirements:
None

Accounting Technician II:

Knowledge of:
Methods, practices, and terminology of financial and statistical record keeping.  Laws, rules, and regulations governing the maintenance of fiscal records in the area of  assignment.  Basic principles and terminology of accounting.  Good public relations techniques.  Maintenance of files and information retrieval systems.  Computerized financial information systems used by the County. Modern office methods and procedures.  Principles of lead direction, training, and work coordination.
Ability to:
Perform a variety of the more complex and specialized paraprofessional financial and statistical record keeping work.  Provide lead direction, training, and work coordination for other staff, when assigned.   Assist with budget preparation and expenditure control.  Read and understand codes, statutes, and information related to financial and  statistical record keeping work.  Gather and organize data and information.  Prepare financial and statistical reports.  Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.  Work with computerized financial and special information systems and use a computer for financial and statistical record keeping work.  Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other staff when explaining the functions and policies of the work area where assigned.  Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
 
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
 
Two (2) years of previous financial and statistical record keeping work experience comparable to that of an Accounting Technician I with Trinity County.
                 
Special Requirements:
None
Accounting Technician, Senior:
Knowledge of:
Methods, practices, and terminology of financial and statistical record keeping.  Laws, rules, and regulations governing the maintenance of fiscal records in the area of  assignment.  Principles and terminology of accounting.  Good public relations techniques.  Maintenance of files and information retrieval systems.  Computerized financial information systems used by the County.  Modern office methods and procedures.  Principles of lead direction, training, and work coordination.
Ability to:
Perform a variety of the more complex and specialized paraprofessional financial and statistical record keeping work.  Provide lead direction, training, and work coordination for other staff, when assigned.  Assist with budget preparation and expenditure control.  Read and understand codes, statutes, and information related to financial and  statistical record keeping work.  Gather and organize data and information.  Prepare financial and statistical reports.  Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.  Work with computerized financial and special information systems and use a computer for financial and statistical record keeping work.  Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other staff when explaining the functions and policies of the work area where assigned.  Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
 
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
 
Two (2) years of previous financial and statistical record keeping work experience comparable to that of an Accounting Technician II with Trinity County.
                 
Special Requirements:
None

Supplemental Information

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk;  normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.
 
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with other staff and the public.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: None
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $16.94