New job Accounting Associate I in Virginia

Accounting Associate I

Company : City of Suffolk
Salary : $34,008 - $43,700 a year
Location : Virginia

Full Description


Under limited supervision, performs internal service and fiscal work of an accounting nature for the Department of Public Utilities. Work involves answering telephones and handling routine and non-routine requests for information. Employee is also responsible for maintaining a variety of records and files. Employee must exercise independent judgment and initiative in completing assignments. Employee must also exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with customers and the general public. Reports to Utility Operations Accounting Manager.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

Examples of Duties

Filing, scanning and answer phones.

Performs cashiering, must maintain accurate records when handling funds.

Maintains records with customer information, ensures accuracy when inputting into the billing system.

Responsible for setting up, and final billing customer accounts through the CC&B billing system.

Responsible for accurately inputting information into spreadsheets for meter placement tracking, and transfers of balances.

Performs information searches for customer data prior to starting accounts.

Performs daily dispatching of tickets to the field staff.

Assists the department staff in the use of computer software and department procedures.

Answers telephone and receives inquiries, providing information or referring inquiries to appropriate personnel.

Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

Associate's Degree in bookkeeping or accounting and 3 to 5 years of experience in clerical and bookkeeping work in a government setting; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires a valid driver's license.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of the policies and procedures, organization and function of the Department of Public Utilities.

Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, equipment and standard clerical techniques.

Knowledge of modern accounting and bookkeeping methods, policies, procedures and practices.

Skilled in the operation of a computer or electronic data-entry equipment.

Ability to interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to resolve problems and questions.

Ability to screen communications and, based on content, handle independently or route to proper source.

Ability to maintain a variety of moderately complex records and to compile reports from such records.

Ability to compare figures accurately. Is able to type with accuracy at the speed required by the position.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.

Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in completing assignments.

Ability to exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with customers and the general public.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.

Ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

Ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving assignments and/or directions from superiors.

Ability to read a variety of reports, records and forms. Requires the ability to prepare cash reports, deposit slips, and other related forms using prescribed formats. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and confidence.

Ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.

Ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard English.

Ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; utilize decimals and percentages.

Ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

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