Account Clerk

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent $43,409 - $55,411 Per year CA San Luis Obispo General Services, 1087 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, United States Apply before 5/20/2024 11:59


Join our dynamic team as an Account Clerk and excel in a supportive environment! 

This role will balance front-of-office, administrative duties with finance-related tasks. The position will require an individual with excellent attendance and the ability to prioritize duties. This is an in-office position and does not offer remote work. 

Under general supervision, performs routine and repetitive clerical accounting functions involving balancing and reconciling; and does other related work as required.

Typical Tasks and Representative Duties

  • Posts and balances source documents to journals, subsidiary ledgers, and general ledgers, reconciles bank accounts, prepares and verifies financial input data with accounting detail and summary reports
  • Verifies accounting documents for correct coding and computations
  • Assists in compiling and summarizing statistics and records used in the preparation of financial reports, may verify, evaluate, compute and code data for analysis
  • Prepares claims, purchase orders and requisitions
  • Orders supplies and maintains office inventory, operates a variety of office equipment, keeps and maintains records and office files
  • Posts tax records, issues various County licenses
  • Computes and processes bills, accepts payments and writes receipts and deposit slips, performs related routine cashiering duties; 
  • Answers questions from the public and other employees;
  • Performs general clerical and payroll auditing work as assigned
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Effective July 1, 2024, the compensation for this position will increase by 2.50%.  This is a bargained across the board increase for this job classification.

This recruitment may be used to fill future permanent, substitute, limited term, and temporary positions, both full-time and part-time throughout the County.

The Ideal Candidate

Knowledge of: 
Basic fiscal accounting methods, practices and terminology; office procedures, practices and equipment.

Ability to: 
Make mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy; learn to operate automated office equipment including word processors, personal computers data, processing equipment, facsimile, electronic copiers, printers, adding machines, calculators and other modern office equipment; verify and post entries to proper accounts; operate adding machines and calculators; follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, training, and experience resulting in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience includes:

One year of general clerical experience which included the keeping of fiscal records.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
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Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.