Court Accounting Clerk

Thurston County
Full Time $4,317 - $5,742 Per month HI Hawaii, USA


The Family and Juvenile Court is located in Tumwater, Washington, and is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of  In this role, you will be assisting in the financial operations environment of the Juvenile and Superior Court. Duties to include - processing payroll, accounts payable, grant billings, administrative activities, as well as communicating with our Court vendors. You will have the opportunity to increase your accounting skills as well as learn about Court operations in Thurston County.
A hybrid telework option may be available upon completion of training and approval of management. 
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Prepares, enters, and processes payroll according to established policies and procedures. Calculates and enters hours worked, overtime, holiday and leave time accruals.
  • Receives, receipts, and posts all Superior and Juvenile Court accounts receivable. Reviews status of old accounts and sends follow up letters. Prepares and maintains subsidiary ledgers.
  • Maintains control ledgers, posting from appropriate registers and journals. Reconciles internal registers and ledgers to reports.
  • Maintains contact with contracted credit company regarding collection of past-due accounts; ensures accounts are turned over for collection in accordance with established policy; posts payments received on collection accounts. Prepares reports.
  • Performs the accounting-related duties of supervisor in his/her absence which includes preparing payroll and vouchers/accounts payable.
  • Prepares end of the month reports as necessary.
  • Trains staff on financial management system and billing procedures.


  • High School Diploma or GED and one year of college level accounting classes. 
  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in a court setting and one year of general accounting experience. Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work will be considered. 
  • Ability to type 45 wpm, operate standard office machines, and operate a personal computer with applicable software to successfully perform the essential job functions of the position.

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of the double-entry bookkeeping and governmental accounting principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the BARS governmental accounting and reporting systems.
  • Ability to interpret governmental accounting regulations and guidelines.
  • Advanced Excel skills.