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Accounting Clerk I - Cash Desk

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
  • Prepare bank deposits for all District accounts; maintain documentation 
  • Monitor cash balances daily; maintain cash sheet and investment reports
  • Attend and participate in monthly bank meetings
  • Prepare journal entries for bank charges, interest, etc.
  • Daily drive District van to the bank and stop at post office
  • Prepare change requests; make bank transfers, stop payments
  • Thoroughly understand Cash Handling Procedures and appropriate use of public funds; and train others in the District.
  • Coordinate and train building and district staff on General Remittance forms; AppliTrack, book fairs, etc.
  • Travel/mileage reimbursement reconciliations
  • Provide support for others within the department as necessary; learn additional job duties to backup accounting staff.
  • Update and maintain Desk Procedures manual. Adhere to Segregation of Duties outlined in the Accounting Department.
  • Learn GWAEA accounting system and provide support to others.
  • Assist Accounting Manager with categorical reports and documentation requirements.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel.
  • Proficiency in operation of 10-key calculator.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work; research problems, and train others.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

CLASSIFICATION
  • Secretarial/Clerical Group F
  • Eight (8) hours per day. Twelve (12) months.
  • $15.05/hr

EMPLOYMENT DATE
  • As arranged.

PREPARATION:
  • 2-year accounting degree or equivalent and accounting experience preferred.
Knowledge of basic accounting principles, governmental accounting principles and cash desk experience preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 to 24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items.

The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 to 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet. The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. workday. The employee will frequently work in different areas of the building including in/at desks, on or near the floor, standing. The employee will usually work in indoor temperatures.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

Posted 12/04/17

Job ID: 62685