Accounting Assistant Duties
This is first in a series of three non-exempt accounting
This is routine accounting work in the maintenance of accounting
and fiscal records. Work requires some knowledge of double entry
accounting or bookkeeping procedures in performing the
maintenance of accounts within a well defined system. Assigned
work is performed independently within highly detailed
established guidelines and problems related to unusual
transactions are referred to a technical supervisor.
Work of a non-routine nature is subject to close scrutiny and is
reviewed by a superior upon completion.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Verifies internal consistency, completeness, and mathematical
accuracy of accounting documents; enters or codes details of
routine transactions in chronological order in journals.
Posts from various journals used for accounts in general and/or
subsidiary ledgers; takes trial balances; locates and corrects
routine journalizing and posting errors.
Compiles data and prepares simple financial reports; calculates
and/or verifies employee wages and salaries, and withholding
items such as social security and tax.
May receive money from students and others, write receipts for
payments, prepare daily cash receipt for all monies received by
the institution, and prepare bank deposits.
Maintenance of a complex filing system and other general
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school; or an equivalent
combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of bookkeeping procedures.
Considerable knowledge of modern office practices, procedures,
Ability to make complex and varied arithmetic computations and
tabulations rapidly and accurately.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with other employees, superiors, and the general
Skill in the operation of a typewriter, adding machines,
calculators, and related office equipment.