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Accounting Assistant III

1. Definitions

This is the third level in the Accounting Assistant series. Under general supervision, an Accounting Assistant III performs complex accounting assignments in addition to duties described in Accounting Assistant I and II.

Minimum Hire-in Rate

Minimum After Probationary Rate



Typical Duties:

  1. Analyzes accounts, records, reports and other accounting documents or accuracy, adequacy, reasonableness, and other proper accounting treatment.
  2. Requests routine and/or standard reports and may be expected to schedule them.
  3. Interprets and explains University policies and procedures to internal and external constituents on a routine basis.
  4. Independently checks, assembles, and prepares data for processing.
  5. Performs routine reconciliation’s and/or edits of accounting data.
  6. May train junior level staff including student assistants and coordinate and review their work.
  7. Other related duties as assigned.

2. Knowledge & Abilities

In addition to the qualifications outlined in Accounting Assistant I and II, the Accounting Assistant III may be expected to interface with all levels of the campus community to provide policy interpretations. The ability to identify errors in complex accounting tasks is necessary. A high level of judgment is required in applying policies and precedents to unusual situations. Where applicable, basic word processing and spreadsheet skills are required.

3. Education & Experience

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