Financial Services Technician

Financial Services Technician
Town of Payson Finance Department
 Payson, Arizona
Job Description

Financial Services Technician: Annual Salary Range $40,643-$60,965,

Full Time, Non-Exempt, Pension, Benefits.

First Applicant Review 04.05.2024. Open until filled.

The Position:

The Financial Services Technician is responsible for processing all invoices received and ensuring that payments are made in an accurate, efficient and timely manner. This will involve, compiling, researching, and maintaining accounts payable records, while also providing clerical and administrative support as needed. The Financial Services Technician must be objective, have a solid understanding of basic accounting and accounts payable principles, and have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, be highly organized and detail-oriented, and possess the ability to effectively work independently and in a team setting. It is also important that the Financial Services Technician display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or GED, and an Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school preferred, with an emphasis in accounting courses, or three years of experience involving clerical accounting with a focus in accounts payable and accounts receivable, preferably in a municipal or governmental setting. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, calculates, and ensures appropriate documentation and approvals are complete
  • Processes town-wide invoices
  • Maintains the accounts payable files and accounts, including business licenses
  • Completes and files new vendor set-up files
  • Responsible for the void check process
  • Makes various calculations and checks various statistical and accounting reports to ensure accuracy
  • Forwards capital expenditure related documents and grant expenditure related documents appropriately
  • Tracks and prepares tax related reports
  • As the main cashier, receives and accurately posts payments
  • Maintains and balances the petty cash drawer on a daily basis
  • Professionally responds to requests
  • Assists customers with business license applications
  • Enters business information in accounting system and community development system
  • Prepares new business information for business development meetings
  • Tracks, process, and issues new business licenses
  • Prepares related audit schedules and assists with audits
  • Some interpretation of policies and statutes may be necessary in resolving unusual problems
  • Depending on assignment, responsibilities may include: account reconciliation, journal voucher preparation, invoice initiation, property classification and inventory
  • In addition, assignment may maintain a variety of journals, registers, and reports; complete bank deposit slips and daily receipts for monies received; and assists with budgeting, procurement, and capital assets
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service

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