Accounting Technician II - Snohomish County : Job Details

Accounting Technician II

Snohomish County

Job Location : Snohomish, WA, USA

Posted on : Wed, 30 Jan 2019 23:08:11 GMT

Job Description :

Are you detail oriented and highly organized? We are hiring an Accounting Technician II to join our Road Maintenance Division. Bring your multi-tasking skills to this fast paced environment. If you have exceptional attention to detail and enjoy ensuring payroll assignments are accurate, compliant and complete, consider joining our team! We are looking for candidates who have a proven record of accomplishment and previous experience in processing high volume payroll. The successful candidate will be detail oriented and have experience in:

  • Performing complex and specialist accounting duties in an accounting subsystem such as payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable;
  • Reviewing and auditing employee timesheets;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products.

Public Works is the largest department in the Snohomish County government with approximately 600 employees. Snohomish County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This growth presents many challenges for the Public Works department in maintaining and improving critical infrastructure such as roads and bridges, managing the solid waste and recycling needs of county residents, and monitoring surface water issues. Visit the Public Works webpage to learn more. Snohomish County offers outstanding benefits and competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference to the citizens we provide services to. Snohomish County is thriving and is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career at Snohomish County. This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt (eligible for overtime) AFSCME 109 Road Maintenance union represented position.

Job Duties

To perform complex and specialized accounting duties in an accounting subsystem such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, payroll or receipting. STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
  • Enters accounting related data on county records manually or on a computer terminal; sets up and maintains files and filing systems; retrieves information from files or terminal; proofs and corrects work entered; purges files of obsolete or incorrect information.
  • Assists employees of other departments, vendors, auditors and examiners by answering questions, explaining procedures, policies and schedules; locates information from county records and provides it to authorized parties as appropriate.
  • Receives, verifies and processes accounts payable vouchers; verifies vouchers for such things as correct procedures and accuracy, vendor names, proper signatures, backup documentation and available funding; reviews due dates and the availability of discounts; determines the month and year in which to pay.
  • Maintains and updates tax and signature records as necessary; secures vendor numbers and reports address changes.
  • Distributes and cancels warrants.
  • Maintains accounts payable files.
  • Prepares payment vouchers and secures required signatures.
  • Prepares accounts receivable billings; collects billing data from various manual and automated sources; reviews and verifies data for correct procedures and accuracy; mails out bills.
  • Prepares and enters journal vouchers on county records manually or on a computer terminal.
  • Reconciles invoices to the automated financial system; balances accounts receivable records to other accounting records as required.
  • Sets up and maintains inventory records; posts purchases and withdrawals to inventory cards, purchase records and journals; calculates markups and prices; recommends purchase quantities based on usage.
  • Compares inventory records with actual inventory by conducting periodic physical inventories; determines, corrects and reports discrepancies as necessary.
  • Prepares inventory purchase, withdrawal and turnover reports.
  • Reviews and audits employee time sheets; determines proper project and equipment allocations; reviews payroll codes, categories, calculations and comments for accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintains employee payroll records for such categories as sick leave, vacation, overtime and hours worked; records employee salary and history changes such as hours worked, promotions, position names and numbers on manual and automated systems.
  • Prepares and distributes various vacation and sick leave reports.
  • Receives, processes and deposits cash receipts for accounts receivable and counter fees and sales; prepares treasurer's transmittals and bank deposits.
  • Posts receipts and invoices on accounts receivable and other manual and automated records; categorizes, balances and reconciles receipts and bank statements.
  • Prepares accounts receivable aging reports; calculates interest on past due accounts for billing purposes.
  • Prepares and distributes weekly, monthly and other employee schedules.
  • Receives calls from employees who are reporting variances in their work schedule due to unscheduled occurrences sick leave, emergency floaters, bereavement leave and leave without pay.
  • Contacts employees for relief and coverage needs per applicable County and Bargaining Unit rules and policies.
  • Prepares staffing reports as required.
  • May make collection calls and write collection letters.
  • Reconcile bank statements.
  • May prepare payroll record changes for new employees, terminations, step increases, promotions and address changes.
  • May prepare departmental payroll authorizations.
  • Prepares tax reports and other accounting reports as required.
  • Maintains necessary accounting related records and prepares required reports.
  • May perform all of the duties of an Accounting Technician I.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate of Arts degree in accounting, business administration or related field; OR, one (1) year of technical accounting experience. Work related experience may be substituted for the required education on the basis of one (1) year of experience equals two (2) years of education. Typing of 50 wpm may be required. 10-key by touch. Must pass job related tests. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: When assigned to work in the Corrections Department: Candidates for employment must successfully pass a criminal history background investigation, a polygraph and psychological examination. When assigned to work in the Department of Information Services: Candidates for employment must successfully pass a criminal background investigation, which includes fingerprinting.

Additional Information

  • specialized accounting principles and practices required by assigned subsystem;
  • basic mathematics;
  • standard office practices and procedures.
Ability to:
  • type accurately;
  • follow oral and written instructions;
  • operate standard office equipment;
  • make arithmetic calculations;
  • clearly explain policies, procedures and schedules;
  • maintain necessary records and prepare required reports;
  • communicate effectively orally;
  • establish and maintain effective work relationships with superiors, associates, and the general public.
  • maintain confidentiality of working information;
  • concentrate on accuracy of details.
SUPERVISION Employees receive general supervision from an administrative superior as assigned. Assignments are made indicating generally what is to be done, the quantity of work expected and any deadlines which are to be met. The employee carries out recurring assignments on his/her own initiative and receives additional, specific instructions for new or unusual assignments. Work may be spot-checked to ensure timely completion and accuracy. WORKING CONDITIONS The work is performed in the usual office environment. When assigned to work in the Corrections Department: The work is performed in a 24-hour, 7 day per week secure adult detention environment, and may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays as necessary. When assigned to work in the Solid Waste Division: The work is performed in a 12 hour, 7 day per week environment and may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary. Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request. EEO policy and ADA notice

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