Principal Office Account Clerk

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No.: OC-60912 Name: Principal Office Account Clerk
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 12/15/22 05:00PM
Exam Date: 02/11/23 08:30AM
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This is an upper level financial clerical position responsible for the planning, assigning and review of account keeping and financial record keeping activities of an account clerical staff assigned to a unit or department and/or performing higher level account clerk work involving activities such as financial analysis, problem solving, and financial data manipulation with leeway allowed for independent decision making.  Duties include developing financial reports requiring the collection and computation of data obtained from numerous accounts and records. The duties are non-routine, are performed in support of an accounting/financial staff, and involve substantial use of an automated account keeping system.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of an Accountant or other higher-level staff member.  General supervision or lead supervision may be exercised over clerical staff. 


Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:


  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State college or university with a Bachelor’s or Associate's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance plus two (2) years paid full‑time or its part‑time equivalent* experience in bookkeeping, account keeping, or financial record keeping; OR,


  1. Four (4) years paid full‑time or its part‑time equivalent* experience as defined in (A) above; OR,


  1. An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.


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