Friday , February 3 2023


Website El Paso County

Job Description:

The Accounting Specialist under close supervision performs clerical accounting functions in accordance with standard policies and procedures. Reconciles accounting spreadsheets and bank accounts, posts information to general or subsidiary ledgers, processes payments and cash receipts, and prepares accounting reports.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and maintains a variety of accounts, including posting receipts, disbursements and other accounting transactions to appropriate ledgers and journals; verifies receipts and/or cash register tapes to checks and cash received, identifies errors, and makes necessary corrections; reconciles account ledgers and ensures that accounts balance;
  • Reconciles simple bank statements, ledger balances and other accounting transactions; refers problem transactions to higher level staff for assistance and problem resolution; maintains a filing system of canceled checks, bank statements and other documentation; monitors funds or line item budget balances and expenditures to ensure budget does not exceed budgeted line items;
  • Accepts receipts and cash delivered by armored car from satellite offices; provides distribution to appropriate personnel;
  • Receives, processes and records cash, check or fund payments; verifies amount received is correct, issues receipt and enters and records transactions into accounting system; computes charges and refunds; identifies delinquent accounts and insufficient payments; responds to accounting inquiries and prepares and issues related correspondence;
  • As directed receives, processes, and verifies purchase orders for payment of bills; processes and reviews invoices for payment;
  • As needed verifies cash advances to offices; may provide sales tax payments to the state Comptroller’s Office;
  • Prepares periodic reports reflecting receipts, disbursements, ledger balances and other accounting transactions; collects, analyzes and summarizes accounting information; produces various spreadsheets and reports using established or other formats;
  • Substitutes, if assigned, during temporary absences by performing delegated duties sufficient to maintain continuity of normal operations;
  • Assists co-workers with various related tasks;
  • Creates a high quality work culture through participation in and emphasis on training and mentoring to develop leadership, management, and technical skills in self and all employees, including safety related training and skills.
  • Prepares deposits to send to bank; processes checks returned for insufficient funds for collection and makes necessary adjustments to accounting records;
  • Commits self to providing excellent customer service and demonstrate commitment through cooperative team and individual efforts; and
  • Performs routine clerical and administrative accounting functions that require application of basic standard bookkeeping and accounting theories, principles and techniques, and require the appropriate skill levels including basic skill levels in computer, analytical and communication skills;

Job Requirements:

  • May require Deputy Clerk deputizing; may require AOP certification;
  • May require or obtain by date of hire a valid driver’s license applicable to job responsibilities, with a driving record acceptable to the County of El Paso.

Qualification & Experience:

  • High School Diploma with two (2) years of college accounting or bookkeeping or a closely related field which includes a specialization in accounting coursework, to include two (2) years clerical type work in an office environment with cash handling experience.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Job Details:

Company: El Paso County

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: El Paso, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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