Sr. Account Clerk

Rochester Housing Authority | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 3/12/2024


(Rochester Housing Authority)

 DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is a senior level clerical position involving responsibility for independently performing difficult and complex clerical and account keeping tasks requiring a thorough knowledge of department procedure.  The work may involve use of an automated or manual account keeping system.  This employee may also be responsible for planning and review of account keeping and financial record keeping activities of other clerical staff or of a small clerical unit.  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, as well as specialized employees.  Does related work as required.


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

Performs independently the more complex and difficult tasks of the clerical unit, such as setting up         account books;

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 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 by answering questions or resolving problems related to billing, accounts, or fees;

Trains new employees in the duties of their positions;

Revises, develops and implements improved work procedures, forms and methods;

Operates a typewriter or data entry keyboard.


Knowledge of the practices and procedures of maintaining financial accounts and records;

Knowledge of the use of appropriate computerized systems for financial accounts and records;

Knowledge of standard office procedures;

Skill in simple mathematical functions including percentages;

Ability to operate standard office machines;

Ability to utilize an automated account keeping system and operate data entry and peripheral equipment;

Ability to follow through on details;

Ability to follow complex oral and written directions;

Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of others;

Ability to train others in new methods and practices;

Ability to deal effectively with the public in problem situations;

Clerical aptitude;

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 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;

NOTE:    Where the minimum educational requirement is not met, additional experience as described in A) may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Salary28,463.00 - 38,944.00 Annual
Employment Type
Full Time

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