Senior Account Clerk

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent $49,899 - $63,689 Per year CA 1055 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, United States Apply before 5/30/2024 11:59


If you're passionate about numbers, possess meticulous attention to detail, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you! The ideal candidate will have a background in accounting principles, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with team members and clients.

Under direction, this classification performs accounting duties related to the preparation and review of financial and statistical records and reports.

 Typical Tasks and Representative Duties

  • Prepares periodic statistical and financial reports and records ensuring proper classification and distribution of budgeting and cost accounting data

  • Verifies the accuracy of journal and ledger postings and makes adjusting entries when necessary

  • Performs manual and computerized utility billing and other accounts receivable activities reconciles billed and collected amounts to general ledger accounts

  • Acts as a lead worker by training, assigning, and reviewing the work of subordinates

  • Prepares budget items, journals, transfers, and other nonpayment financial documents; gathers, assembles, tabulates, posts, proofs, extends, balances, and summarizes complex financial and statistical data

  • Performs complex mathematical calculations 

  • Audits personnel action forms (PAFs) and records changes; operates a variety of office equipment including word processors, personal computers, data processing equipment, electronic copiers, printers, and calculators 

  • Performs general clerical accounting work as assigned; keeps and maintains a variety of records, journals, ledgers, and reports

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

  • Purposes, methods, and practices of financial record keeping
  • Concepts of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Fiscal accounting terminology
  • General banking procedures
  • Office methods, practices, procedures, and automated office equipment

Ability to:

  • Maintain complex records, analyze data, and prepare accurate reports
  • Use independent judgment in carrying out instructions concerning the maintenance of fiscal records
  • Handle routine correspondence and related clerical tasks independently
  • Make mathematical calculations accurately and rapidly
  • Lead and train subordinate personnel
  • Follow verbal and written directions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
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Join us and take your career to the next level!
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

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 experience as an Account Clerk or an equivalent position.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail  for more information.

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.