Senior Accounting Assistant

Takoma Park, Maryland
$22.00 - $25.00 per hour (commensurate upon experience)
May 21, 2018
Jun 25, 2018
Part Time

The City of Takoma Park is seeking a Sr. Accounting Assistant to provide support to its busy Finance Department to include the areas of accounts receivable, accounts payable support and payroll support. This is a part-time position with work hours generally between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. This position is a member of the AFSCME union. The hiring range for this position is $22.00 to $25.00 per hour and is commensurate upon experience.
**Please note - Only official applications submitted at will be considered**

Typical Duties:

  • Processes accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll as assigned.
  • Assists with processing of the annual stormwater management, rental license, and refuse billing; applies penalties and interest as applicable.
  • Operates online software to extract billing data and create updated files.
  • Maintains cash drawers and petty cash for the department.
  • Reconciles assigned bank accounts.
  • Processes checks returned for insufficient funds.
  • Researches and resolves errors and inaccuracies.
  • Provides customer services; answers questions and resolves problems.
  • Prepares delinquent lists for outstanding balances.
  • Reviews and researches customer accounts; updates new account information.
  • Creates and/or processes invoices and prepares related reports.
  • Runs checks; compiles checks for review and signature.
  • Prepares bank deposits.
  • Processes payments in person and by telephone.
  • Processes real property tax.
  • Performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of accounts payable and receivable processes.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, City ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Highly Competitive Candidates will posses the following:

  • Associate's Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience.
  • Previous experience in accounts receivable, accounts payable and/or payroll.
  • Excellent ability to clearly communicate and provide answers to complex issues.
  • Knowledge of government accounting.

**Please note - Only official applications submitted at will be considered**