City of Binghamton, New York

Senior Account Clerk - Typist

February 9, 2021 - 2:55pm -- jlallen
Date Posted: 
Engineering Department
$25,180.00 - $34,414.00 per year
Last Date To File: 
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

The work involves responsibility for supervising and/or participating in the performance of a variety of moderately complex account keeping tasks requiring either the full-time or substantial part-time operation of a typewriter.  The work may require a general understanding of specific laws, office rules, procedures and policies.  Incumbents work under general supervision following a prescribed routine.  Supervision may be exercised over other clerical employees.  This class differs from other classes in the series by virtue of the complexity of the work performed and/or the degree of supervision exercised and received.  Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: 


  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one year of clerical experience primarily involving typing and the maintenance of financial accounts and records;  or
  2. Two years of clerical experience primarily involving typing and the maintenance of financial accounts and records;  or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits of (a) and (b)
Typical Work Activities: 

Supervises and participates in the posting to journal or ledger accounts from appropriation, expense, invoice, payroll, receipts, voucher records and other original entry materials; Accounts for monies collected and makes bank deposits; Maintains labor, material, inventory and operational cash records; Prepares cash receipts and cash disbursements for trust accounts; Computes payroll deductions, prepares payroll abstracts and maintains records of leave time used; Prepares tax anticipation and bond anticipation notes and purchases certificates of deposit;  Types correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, records, bills, purchase orders and other materials;  Compiles data for and prepares financial and statistical reports;  Verifies and reconciles account balances according to a prescribed procedure; Sorts, indexes and files requisitions, correspondence, vouchers, claims, checks, reports and other material;  Prepares and submits a variety of State and Federal reimbursement claims;  Answers telephone, makes appointments, and provides routine information; Operates computing, calculating, bookkeeping and other office machines.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of modern methods of maintaining and checking financial accounts and records;  good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;  good knowledge of business arithmetic and English;  ability to make arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately;  ability to follow oral and written instructions;  ability to get along well with others;  ability to plan and supervise the work of others;  ability to type at an acceptable rate of speed;  clerical aptitude;  high degree of  accuracy;  tact and courtesy;  ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed;  physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.