CLERK & COMPTROLLER, PALM BEACH COUNTY
West Palm Beach, FL
3 days ago
CLERK & COMPTROLLER PALM BEACH COUNTY
CLASSIFICATION TITLE: FINANCIAL SPECIALIST II
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under direction the purpose of this position is to perform advanced and specialized accounting maintenance work for an assigned work unit of the Clerk & Comptroller. Employees in this classification are responsible for providing cross-training and guidance to other unit accounting staff. The class is distinguished from that of Financial Specialist I by the specialized knowledge required to perform successfully in the assigned work unit and the level of independence and initiative incumbents exercise in performing assigned duties. Employees in this classification are responsible for recording and posting monetary transactions providing daily and weekly accounting and balancing of all transactions processed researching unusual items or accounting policy discrepancies and providing resolution accordingly. Position reviews all work performed for the purpose of ensuring accuracy and verification of funds processed. Areas of assignment include but are not necessarily limited to pre-auditing administrative accounting revenue processing and child support processing.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The list of essential functions as outlined herein is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Provides cross-training assistance and guidance to other unit employees in accounting processes and procedures
Performs advanced accounting clerical tasks requiring specialized knowledge of unit processes and procedures
Functions with considerable independence and initiative in researching accounting discrepancies inconsistencies and out-of-balance conditions
Maintains and updates assigned department logs records lists and accounts as applicable to assigned department
Audits prepares processes and posts various transactions to assigned work unit; performs verification for all transactions received through unit checks and balances procedures
Prepares transaction logs and other routine documentation for assigned accounting duties
Generates a variety of records lists forms reports and/or statements relating to department functions
Prints copies distributes and/or files records lists forms reports statements spreadsheets and other documentation applicable to assigned accounting functions
Processes transactions assists customers and accounts daily for all transactions processed for department
Performs follow-up on customer accounts as applicable to assigned department
Responds to inquiries concerning records and assigned accounts; provides resolution information or direction accordingly
Reviews all work processed for the purpose of ensuring accuracy in accounting and processing of transactions
Performs a wide variety of administrative duties in supporting unit functions i.e. answering telephones processing unit mail copying materials
Participates in unit cross-training initiatives to acquire knowledge and skill sets to support efficient functioning of the assigned work unit
Performs work outside and beyond normal working hours during times of critical deadlines projects or other time-sensitive duties. Non-exempt positions will be compensated for any hours worked over 40 in compliance with our overtime and compensatory time policies and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Maintains established organizational/departmental productivity standards
Safely and successfully performs essential job functions consistent with the ADA FMLA and other federal state and local standards including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards
Maintains reasonably regular punctual attendance consistent with the ADA FMLA other federal state and local standards and the organization?s attendance policies and procedures
Comes to work and works the regular schedule and shift for the position
Complies with all personnel policies and procedures
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
Provides customer service using multilingual skills as the need arises if applicable
Performs related duties as directed
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma (or GED) supplemented by five (5) years of recent and relevant experience that demonstrates the ability to apply initiative and independent judgment in researching and reporting on accounting discrepancies and resolving client/customer issues with minimal supervisory review; or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
Note: Vacancy postings may be cancelled at any time based on business needs. Applicants who have applied will be notified of cancellations.
The Clerk & Comptroller’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. Depending on the position, candidates are subject to drug screening, a physical and a background check as a condition of employment. Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. To claim preference, an applicant must complete and upload both the Veterans’ Preference Claim Form and required documentation prior to the position’s posted closing date. Hiring decisions are based on qualified candidates’ non-numerical assessments and numerical assessments, which include interviews. If an applicant claiming veterans’ preference for a vacant position is not selected, they may file a complaint with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, FL 33708. If an applicant seeking veterans’ preference in employment in the state of Florida is not selected for the position and is so notified, they must file their complaint with the DVA within 60 calendar days from the date the applicant is notified.
HOW TO APPLY
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LOCATION: West Palm Beach, FL
SALARY: $31,512 – $31,512
PREFERRED EDUCATION: High school graduate