This is the first level in the accounting assistant series. Under direct supervision,
an Accounting Assistant I performs routine posting, filing and calculating duties.
Even though some supervision is required at this level, tasks are assigned
on a continuing basis and employees are expected to provide work that is completely
accurate and to independently identify and correct any errors that occur. However,
unusual situations and inconsistencies in established procedures are referred
to higher level staff. The difference between this and the next level, is that
the Accounting Assistant II is typically more specialized and would be able
to recognize problems and independently solve them without referring them to
the next level.
Minimum Hire-in Rate
Minimum After Probationary Rate
Although the major portion of the work at this level is routine, responsibilities
can include the resolution of some problems via the application of established
- Verifies accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents using adding
machine or calculator.
- Organizes and files supporting accounting documentation.
- Operates specialized office equipment.
- Cashes checks for eligible campus community members, collects and records
- Other related duties as assigned.
2. Knowledge & Abilities
This work requires a thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures as well
as the ability to use a ten-key adding machine and other specialized office
equipment. Employees must be able to work with limited supervision, establish
their work priorities, and independently search out and correct any errors that
may occur. Typically, it requires excellent verbal skills and the ability to
relate effectively to a variety of people.
3. Education & Experience
A high school diploma plus one year of clerical experience, or an equivalent
combination of training and education.