Accounting Assistant

County of Riverside
$19 - $28 Per hour CA 4060 County Cir Dr, Riverside, CA 92503, United States Apply before 6/25/2024 4:00



Mass Recruiting/Temporary Assignment Program 

is seeking qualified

Accounting Assistant II 
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This county-wide recruitment will establish an Accounting Assistant II Countywide Candidate Pool of qualified applicants for a permanent Accounting Assistant II opening in Palm Desert.

- Applicants will answer questions about location preferences, work experience, and  
- The most competitive applicants (based on specialized skills) will be referred
         for interviews.
- Applicants will receive email notification once their application is no longer being
         considered due to Candidate Pool expiration.

Some positions may require a law enforcement background investigation which requires completion of an extensive questionnaire, meeting with a background investigator, and submitting several references.

Temporary (Temporary Assignment Program - TAP) positions are compensated at an hourly flat rate and are At-Will assignments.

TAP Benefits:       
An Accounting Assistant I/II performs a variety of accounting duties related to the maintenance and review of accounting, financial, and statistical records; and performs other related duties as required.

Competitive candidates with possess experience or general knowledge of accounting, accounts receivables, accounts payable, MS Office Suite basic to intermediate MS Excel skills are highly desired.


 Make mathematical calculations and verify totals; check arithmetical accuracy of claims, warrants, vouchers or deposits; check and correct account or numerical records for arithmetical errors or proper coding.

• Post financial transactions to accounts or journals or ledgers; post and reconcile individual client accounts; adjust or balance ongoing and routine accounts; reconcile differences found between account records using established procedures or instructions; maintain logs of incoming or outgoing items.

• Access computerized account files to obtain or update information/data; enter data (standard or coded) from forms or documents onto computer terminal.

• Collect and receipt for monies; post cash receipts; make change for customers from a cash drawer; prepare cash drawer for daily change monetary needs; check cash against receipts to balance a cash drawer.

• Calculate routine billings using established procedures or instructions; reconcile differences found between payments or receipts using established procedures or instructions.

• Order supplies/stock; check purchase orders against requisitions; check supplies received against invoices; maintain routine inventory records.

• Operate standard office equipment such as adding machine, typewriter, computer, cash register, or duplicating machine.

• Answer routine questions in person or over the telephone.


Accounting Assistant II     RATE:  $19.23

Experience: One year as an Accounting Assistant I with the County of Riverside or in an equivalent position.

Experience: Two years in the review, reconciliation, and preparation of financial accounts.

Education: Completion of 12 semester or 18 quarter units in accounting from an accredited college or university.


Knowledge of: Basic methods, practices, and terminology of fiscal recordkeeping, basic business mathematics; checks, money orders and other common negotiable instruments and their proper validation and endorsement; common methods of balancing cash and checks against records of receipt; methods of handling, recording and controlling monies received and disbursed; basic mathematical/fiscal computer applications.
In addition to the above, some positions may require:
Knowledge of: Basic payroll practices and procedures including FLSA requirements.

Ability to: Make mathematical computations quickly and accurately; operate standard office equipment which may include computers, calculators, cash registers, adding machines, and duplicating machines; read, understand and follow written and oral instructions; use computerized accounting systems; prepare data in proper format for data entry; understand and maintain financial accounting files or other record systems; recognize and correct computational errors; accurately compare, post and transfer numbers; understand transactions in terms of accounting codes and classifications; prepare routine and special financial reports; communicate effectively by phone or in person; learn County accounting systems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Other Requirements:

Assessment: Minimally qualified candidates will be required to pass a computerized assessment in order to be considered for this position.


Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.