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 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 small general accounting system, or an accounts receivable, accounts payable or trust accounting system, and performs the work within a comprehensive established framework of procedures; such work involves (1) performing all of the following tasks: sorting, coding, verifying, and filing financial documents, posting by hand, machine or, through the initiation of computer input, to registers and subsidiary ledgers, and balancing to controlling accounts, and (2) performing at least some of the following: locating and tracing both posting and coding errors; listing errors and required adjustments; taking trial balances; assisting in the reconciling of accounts with the Auditor's abstract; compiling prescribed financial-statistical data and preparing highly standardized reports such as sales tax, mileage, and collection reports or other reports reflecting current account balances; and reconciling bank accounts affecting the balances of a large group of funds or revenue accounts and involving a large number of transactions.

Perform other work such as preparing payrolls or requisitions providing that a major portion of the work involves a bookkeeping assignment of the character described elsewhere, as needed.

Perform more difficult and complex bookkeeping work under close supervision or within a comprehensive established framework of detailed procedures, as needed.

Serve as lead of a group of bookkeeping machine operators, as needed.


Does 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: checking and coding documents reflecting stock and equipment transactions, posting such transactions to stock and equipment ledgers manually, by bookkeeping machine or through the initiation of computer input, verifying the accuracy of stock and equipment accounts by balancing to receipts, issues, invoices, and statements of physical inventory and reconciling to the Auditor's property listings, reporting unexplained discrepancies to superiors, and preparing statistical reports reflecting inventory operations.

Perform incidental tasks such as preparing requisitions, receiving reports or other documents such as those describing equipment or consigning equipment to surplus, as needed.


Participates in routine office and field checks of departmental installations to verify the clerical accuracy of accounting documents they submit such as petty cash collection reports, cash register receipts, and golf course starter sheets; checking procedures are well established and closely supervised and only a few kinds of transactions affecting a small number of accounts are examined; such work involves: checking clerical accuracy of postings and totals on reports, verifying postings with supporting documents; determining whether prescribed procedures have been followed, and listings discrepancies and required corrective action and tracing errors to their source.

Performs office machine operating work which may require the skilled use of desk calculators, bookkeeping machines, adding machines and typewriters.

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 clerical experience in bookkeeping assisting in the maintenance of a double entry accounting system and associated subsidiary records involving coding transactions and posting and balancing of ledgers, journals, and registers -OR- One year's clerical experience in the maintenance of financial or statistical records involving the coding, recording, checking tabulations and computation of data and completion of a high school level course in bookkeeping or elementary accounting.

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.


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
  • Retention
LA County, CA 90010
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