Accounting Technician – Receivables

Accounting Technician – Receivables
City of Newport Finance Department
 Newport, Oregon
Job Description

Purpose:

The City of Newport is seeking a professional, experienced, and hard-working individual to fill the position of Accounting Technician-Receivables in the City's Finance Department. This position will be responsible to perform a variety of accounting and clerical tasks primarily related to transient room tax, business licenses, Airport leases, and other receivable billings (excluding utilities). Perform monthly reconciliations for receivable accounts to the General Ledger. Process and distribute incoming and outgoing mail. Provide back-up only front desk reception services for the Finance Department. Perform collection activity related to unpaid water bills, property maintenance issues, and other delinquent accounts.

Who Are We?

We are professional service providers, community members, and problem solvers. We strive to operate transparently, and be good stewards of the public trust. We serve as caretakers of facilities and provider of services to the taxpayers.

What Do We Do?

We provide competent and professional municipal services and activities to enhance the quality of life of the community; and plan, build, and maintain public assets for use by residents and visitors; and support the community vision.

Why Do We Do It?

We are community-minded and maintain a high level of optimism to make the community a better place by maximizing the use of available resources to address the basic health, safety, and welfare, build a sustainable economy, and enhance the livability for the residents, and visitor in the City of Newport.

The City of Newport offers a robust benefit package. Click the link for more information.https://www.newportoregon.gov/dept/adm/hr/benefits.asp

Qualifications:

Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as described. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be a high school diploma or equivalency with some college courses in accounting or finance, AND 3 years related experience, OR an Associate’s Degree with one (1) or more years of progressively responsible experience.

KNOWLEDGE:

Knowledge of current office practices and procedures, basic accounting practices, and general customer service procedures. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and such applicable software applications as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Mathematical principles. Methods and techniques of proper phone etiquette. Customer service and public relations methods and techniques. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Business letter writing and the standard format for typed materials. Knowledge of internal control procedures, office automation, computerized financial applications, and accounts receivable functions. Knowledge of accounting and reporting systems.

SKILLS:

Skill in the use of personal computers, various related software programs including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel and Word), and standard office equipment. Experience with accounting software. Strong time management, analytical, organization, and prioritization skills. Customer service orientation and skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills, and strong oral and written communications skills with a variety of audiences. competence in business English, spelling, and punctuation. Strong reasoning, math, analysis, and problem-solving skills, combined with excellent judgment and professionalism.

ABILITIES:

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with city management, employees, Council members, other entities, and the general public. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals and groups. Ability to learn the City’s accounting software (Caselle). Ability to communicate complex material in a simple, understandable manner. Ability to maintain efficient and effective systems and procedures. Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports. Ability to function in an intense work environment with numerous interruptions and conflicting demands. Ability to elicit information and cooperation from individuals and groups. Ability to honor the confidentiality required of this position. Ability to manage multiple demands and deadlines that are occurring simultaneously. Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility, including the ability to frequently lift or move materials up to 5 pounds, and occasionally lift or move materials up to 25 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required more than 50% of the work period to operate such equipment as computers, keyboards, telephones, and standard office equipment.

Physical Demands:

The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility, including the ability to frequently lift or move materials up to 5 pounds, and occasionally lift or move materials up to 25 pounds. The position requires the ability to operate a motorized vehicle. Manual dexterity and coordination are required more than 50% of the work period to operate equipment such as computers, keyboards, telephones, and standard office equipment.

Working Conditions/Work Environment:

Work location is primarily indoors where work occurs under usual office working conditions.

How to Apply:

All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofnewport.Only complete applications will be considered.

Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application. Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.

The City of Newport is an EEO and veteran's preference employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under state, federal or local law. The City of Newport follows Oregon law regarding Veterans’ Preference in Public Employment.

If you are requesting Veterans’ Preference, you must complete the Veteran's Preference Form and attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215. If you are a disabled veteran, you must also include a copy of your Veteran's Administration benefit summary/award letter with your application.

All offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background check, reference checking, and in the case of safety sensitive positions, drug and alcohol testing.

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