Accounting Administrative Assistant I - Goldendale, WA

Employer: Klickitat County

Job Description:
Basic Job Purpose/Function
Accounting Administrative Assistant I
Performs routine to moderately complex clerical support and accounting duties within assigned work area following established instructions and procedures. Examples of support functions include billing, accepting payments, reconciling accounts, record-keeping, file maintenance, data entry, preparation of standard reports and forms, receiving and conveying information, and working with the public. Responsible for the flow and completion of assigned work within general guidelines, and may require the exercise of some judgment in application.

Essential Job Duties
Accounting Administrative Assistant I

Receives payments, documents or samples at the counter, and records or processes the transaction.
Posts revenue, balances accounts, and prepares bank deposits.
Prepares and sends out billing statements, and follows up with collections actions if needed.
Enters accounts payable invoices and posts to correct job cost.
Answers incoming calls or directs callers as appropriate, and also assists the public in person. Provides general or specific information within scope of authority from knowledge of established procedures and policies, or applicable laws, rules or regulations.
Reviews for accuracy, and processes accounting, payroll or other documents following established instructions or applicable laws and regulations.
Enters data into electronic or manual records systems, including databases or spreadsheets. Verifies accuracy of information entered. Compiles department data and prepares scheduled or special reports.
Establishes, updates, maintains, retrieves data from, and purges manual or electronic files according to standard procedures.
Resolves typical problems or issues encountered in performance of job duties. Maintains effective working relationships with employees or the public.
Utilizes standardized guidelines and regulations to determine eligibility for services provided for or approved by the department.
Prepares or edits correspondence, forms, county licenses or certificates, or other department documents using standard office or specialized software applications.
Maintains petty cash for the department; prepares outgoing mail.
Operates standard office machines including a personal computer, multi-line telephone, photocopier, facsimile, or other equipment required in the performance of assignments.
Provides back-up support for department administrative positions as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications
Accounting Administrative Assistant I

Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques and related tools/equipment to accomplish the basic function of this position, including any safety and/or legal requirements. This may, but not necessarily, include knowledge specific to the assigned department and/or specialized skills.
Knowledge of basic math, and basic bookkeeping or accounting principles and practices.
Ability to multi-task, and exercise discretion and judgment to resolve routine problems.
Knowledge and ability to use standard office software programs including email, word processing, accounting, and/or database applications.
Knowledge and ability to operate standard office equipment including a personal computer, telephone, facsimile machine, photocopier, or other equipment required for the position.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
High school diploma or GED and two to four years of progressively responsible bookkeeping or general accounting experience, preferably in government accounting.
One year of related college or business school course work may be substituted for one year of experience

Contact Person:
Location: Goldendale, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $35,630.40 - $40,081.60 Annually

Posted on November 04, 2020

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