Santa Clarita Jobs – PTS Account Clerk

Website City of Santa Clarita

Job Description:

The Administrative Services department is seeking a highly motivated and self-driven candidate for a PTS Account Clerk position in the Finance division. Under the direction of a Financial Analyst, this position performs a variety of clerical, technical, and accounting functions relating to accounts payable, cashiering, and accounts receivable.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of clerical, technical, and paraprofessional accounting duties, which depending on the area of assignment may include accounts payable, cashiering, accounts receivable, and general administrative duties; provides customer service in person and by telephone
  • • Processes accounts payable; sorts and distributes vendor invoices; contacts vendors regarding invoices and payments; processes and enters all pertinent information into the City’s computer system; generates, prints, and mails checks for payment; files and maintains copies of checks with invoice backups; creates various accounts payable reports; prints and distributes accounts payable checks
  • • Receives payments for City permits, bus passes, and other City-related revenues; issues receipts; balances cash and prepares daily bank deposits; gathers payments and documents from the mail and over-the-counter, performs data entry and posts receipts to various City accounts and funds; operates cash register; issues petty cash; researches and resolves payment issues and discrepancies; prepares routine journal entries
  • • Answers and routes calls as appropriate; sorts and processes mail; maintains a variety of records and files
  • • Provides support to professional/management personnel as needed, including journal entry scanning, invoice coding, filing, check pulling, and assisting with special projects
  • • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff, and the public

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Minimum of two years of experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable and/or cashiering
  • Proficiency using 10-key by touch is highly desirable
  • Valid California Class C driver’s license
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems and computer applications including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to effectively input, sort, and review accounting data and produce work that is both accurate and complete
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to demonstrate a high level of professionalism, integrity, and confidentiality
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to effectively respond to general accounting questions and issues in a professional and timely manner
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate information clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, work with constant interruptions, and meet time-sensitive deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to research and effectively resolve discrepancies, errors, and issues related to accounting as they arise
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with City employees and vendors

Job Details:

Company: City of Santa Clarita

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Accounting

Job Location:  Santa Clarita, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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