Essential Job Functions

Serves as a clerical assistant to a higher level in-charge accounting position which has day-to-day responsibility for operation of the accounting system; does a variety of the more difficult and complex bookkeeping and associated financial-clerical work, spending a major portion of time performing a variety of tasks involved in maintaining the accounting records of a moderate to large-scale general accounting system or a combination of small scale appropriation or cost accounting and accounts receivable, accounts payable, or trust accounting systems; performs the work within a comprehensive established framework of procedures; such work includes: the establishing and clearing of reserves; computing accrued expenses and revenues; distributing both direct and indirect costs to an established job or hospital cost accounting system; taking trial balances, reconciling bank accounts affecting the balances of a large group of funds or revenue accounts and involving a very large number of transactions; and compiling financial, statistical accounting, and operating reports including those in which data from several accounting periods must be compiled and the format or which is usually predetermined and standard but sometimes requires non-substantive internal rearrangement to exclude irrelevant data or highlight portions requiring substantial detail. May do posting, and journalizing by hand, machine, or through initiation of computer input, and spend small portions of time sorting, coding, verifying, and filing financial documents as an incident to performing the more difficult work.


Supervises and performs inventory control work of a strictly clerical nature spending full time in maintaining a large-scale system of stock and equipment accounts and performing associated work within an established framework of procedures; such work includes: investigating and explaining differences between book value and physical inventories of supplies and equipment with responsibility for identifying reasons for differences, computing inventory adjustments resulting from price change or depreciation and writing adjusting documents, and advising line supervisory personnel concerning variations from established inventory control procedures and good practices. May also perform incidental tasks such as the checking and coding of documents reflecting stock and equipment transactions, posting such transactions to stock and equipment ledgers, balancing inventory ledgers, preparing statistical reports reflecting inventory operations, and preparing standard documents related to supply and inventory control activities.


Prepares complex claims for reimbursement and associated schedules and working papers under close supervision where such work requires a knowledge of bookkeeping and of the accounting system which is comparable to that required to perform bookkeeping assignments of the character described elsewhere. Perform work which required the skilled use of desk calculators, bookkeeping machines, adding machines and typewriters, as needed. Routinely access such office equipment as video display terminals, word processors, or personal computers to input data, perform computations, or produce documents not requiring the formatting or programming of such equipment, as needed.




One year's accounting clerical experience at the level of Account Clerk I.*

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

2 - Light.  Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

*Experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Account Clerk I is defined as performing accounting clerical work in the maintenance of accounting records within a comprehensive establish framework of procedures, under general supervision.


  • Please note that all information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements.  Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE.


Additional Information

This examination will consist of a multiple choice test weighted 100%, covering:

  • Written Expression
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Office Practices and Procedures
  • Customer Service
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Dependability
  • Customer Service Potential
  • Customer Focus
  • Conscientiousness, and
  • Retention
LA County, CA 90010
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