ACCOUNT TECHNICIAN I
POSITION CODE: 00115
ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under general supervision, performs technical accounting work in maintaining established general account books by a fund or grant or a complex set of detailed or support books for a division or institution; supervises a small staff of two or three subprofessionals engaged in verifying and typing financial documents such as vouchers and invoices; verifies a variety of complex financial documents including vouchers, invoices, requisitions, and inventory lists which may require cross-reference with contractual agreements or other documents; posts financial information to journals, registers, and ledgers; closes detailed account books; prepares financial statements and reports for the division or institution; assists accountants in maintaining a complex accounting system and preparing difficult financial reports and statements such as might be involved in a decentralized or complex accounting subsystem for a prison industry or in an accounting system involving statewide departmental funds or grants; performs other duties as required or assigned.
External Auditing Area
Under general supervision, performs specialized examination and analysis of diversified entries on financial files, documents, and reports to verify accuracy and validity; initiates corrective action; prepares detailed report forms incorporating delinquencies, deficiencies or possible fraudulent intent; assists in selected aspects of the more difficult analytical processes; maintains good public relations; gives guidance to lower level staff.
Education and Experience
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of two years of college and completion of an approved training course or three years of related clerical bookkeeping experience.
Knowledges, Skills and Abilities Requires working knowledge of accounting techniques. Requires working knowledge of state or non-state accounting procedures. Requires working knowledge of office methods and procedures. Requires working knowledge of principles and functions of standard office accounting machines and equipment. Requires ability to supervise a small staff of subprofessionals. Requires ability to apply established accounting techniques. In addition to English verbal and written skills, candidates may be required to translate, speak and write a foreign language at a colloquial skill level. Some positions may require manual communications skills.
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