Principal Account Clerk

Finger Lakes Community College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 21, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time

The Principal Account Clerk works directly with the CFO. This is highly important account keeping

work involving responsibility for planning and overseeing complex account keeping activities and independently performing the most important phases of such work. Work is performed under

general supervision and in accordance with outlined policies and procedures but it calls for the

frequent exercise of independent judgment. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate

employees. Difficult technical or policy problems are referred to a supervisor for decision, or

review of judgment where recommendations are initiated; does related work as required.

  • Plans, assigns, and reviews the maintaining and checking of a wide variety of financial recordsand reports and instructs employees in the specialized details of this work;
  • Oversees and assists in the classification of a complex variety of receipts and expenditures and the distribution of costs according to prescribed codes;
  • Directs the audit of varied accounts, claims and records and the preparation of reports thereon;
  • Has charge of the compilation, preparation and analysis of a variety of complex financial and statistical records and reports;
  • Assists in the preparation of annual operating budgets and insures the maintenance of necessary financial controls;
  • Revises, systematizes and installs account-keeping methods and procedures;
  • Reconciles ledgers of revenue received with bank statements;
  • May supervise the preparation of purchase orders and the securing of bids from vendors;
  • Conducts correspondence in connection with financial matters.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern methods used in keeping and checking financial records and reports;
  • Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;
  • Thorough knowledge of business English;
  • Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of account keeping and clerical assistants;
  • Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions;
  • Ability to make arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately;
  • Ability to prepare correspondence and reports; ability to secure the cooperation of others;
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public;
  • Ability to readily acquire familiarity with departmental organization, functions, laws, policies and regulations;
  • Sound judgment in solving complex account keeping problems;
  • High degree of accuracy, initiative and resourcefulness;
  • Tact and courtesy; integrity
  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five years of full-time paid experience involving the responsibility for maintenance of financial accounts; or
  • Six years experience as described in (I) above; or
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as described above.
  • Ability to use computer for extended periods of time.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description contains only qualifications that are required, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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