City of RochesterBuffalo 14211
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Senior Account Clerk

City of Rochester
Full Time 810 E Ferry St, Buffalo, NY 14211, United States


General Description

This is a senior level clerical position involving responsibility for independently performing clerical and account keeping tasks. This work involves the use of an automated account keeping system. The Senior Account Clerk receives general supervision from a higher level staff person. Direct supervision may be exercised over Account Clerks and other lower level clerical employees. Performs related work as required.

This is a Competitive Class position.  The individual selected to fill this vacancy will be given a provisional appointment and will be required to participate in the next Civil Service Examination for this title.
 A qualified applicant may be provisionally appointed and serve in the position until a Civil Service Examination is administered and an appropriate eligible list can be established to make a permanent appointment in accordance with the Civil Service Rule of Three.  (See  "" Provisional Appointment - FAQ's) If you are already a City employee and have permanent, competitive status in your current position and appointment to this title would result in a provisional appointment in another department, you will lose your previous permanent competitive rights.

Typical Work Activities
  • Maintains financial records, books, files and accounts and reconciles with other department financial records and accounting balances according to prescribed procedures;

  • Plans and schedules account keeping and financial record keeping activities, such as computing bills, fees and penalties;

  • Processing vouchers for payment;

  • Posting transactions to general ledger accounts, such as payments, receipts, payroll entries, usage, deductions, assessments and fees;

  • Maintaining computerized files;

  • Compiles fiscal data and assists in preparing reports and spreadsheets for financial, statistical or budget purposes;

  • Assists in the development and implementation of new or modified computer programs and systems related to account and financial record keeping activities;

  • Assists the public and/or internal departments by answering questions or resolving problems related to billing, accounts, or fees;

  • Trains new employees in the duties of their positions;

  • Verifies the accuracy of other employees record keeping activities;

  • Revises, develops and implements improved work procedures, forms and methods.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or G.E.D., plus EITHER

A) Two (2) years of experience in account keeping, bookkeeping, or financial record keeping;


B) Associate's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or closely related field, plus one (1) year of work experience as described in A);


C) Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or closely related field.

For full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

For less-than full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers numerous growth opportunities to include the potential to transition into full-time, permanent employment.