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Accounting Assistant II

1. Definitions

This is the second level in the accounting assistant series. Under general supervision, an Accounting Assistant II performs a variety of accounting tasks.

Typically, staff in this category has responsibility for a specialized functional assignment with substantial public contact. They are responsible for keeping up to date with procedural changes affecting their output. This level incumbent is expected to be cognizant of related functions and recognizes problems and independently solves them. The main difference between this level and the next level is that the Accounting Assistant III handles complex problems that necessitate interpretation of University policies.

Minimum Hire-in Rate

Minimum After Probationary Rate

$36,680

$38,837

Typical Duties:

  1. Summarizes and posts data to accounting records.
  2. Totals and balances daily cash receipts.
  3. Checks and verifies records, and recommends solutions to resolve discrepancies.
  4. Prepares correspondence on accounting matters requiring tact and diplomacy.
  5. Independently determines appropriate course of action on specific payment or collection questions that are relatively complex.
  6. Assists other employees on aspects of their work which are out of the normal routine and/or in situations requiring specialized knowledge not typically available to Accounting Assistants I.
  7. Other related duties as assigned.

2. Knowledge & Abilities

This classification requires all abilities listed for Accounting Assistant I. In addition, these employees must have excellent organizational skills, public relation skills and computer skills. Independent decision-making is also required.

3. Education & Experience

A high school diploma plus two years of accounting or cashiering experience, or an equivalent combination of training and education.