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Accounting Assistant

Meeker County
Job Description
To assist the Fiscal Supervisor with bookkeeping and clerical tasks associated with financial management of agency.
Job Responsibilities:

Designs, prepares, and maintains spreadsheets using basic arithmetic calculations.
Responds to questions from vendors
Provides information to other employees and/or the general public. Investigates errors or problems in the processing of fiscal transactions and recommends changes in procedures.
Inputs, updates and/or retrieves accounting data from computer systems.
Performs data entry for billings and vouchers according to specific instructions.
Proofreads and corrects accounts, pulls, checks, vouchers or charges for accuracy and completeness of information and prepares entries to correct errors found.
Reads, understands and applies current accounting guidelines, system updates and revisions, and policy changes.
Posts financial data to appropriate accounts.
Reconciles monthly statements from vendors and issues warrants to vendors.
Codes and records all receipts and disbursements of various funds.
Compiles monthly summaries of abstract, statistical reports and other monthly or quarterly reports.
Manually files and/or removes records and reports according to instructions.
Operates standard office equipment.
Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or G.E.D. and two years accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge Requirements: 
  • Accounting principles and practices;
  • Data entry techniques;
  • Mathematical concepts;
  • Automated accounting software packages;
  • Record keeping principles;
  • Mortgage documents;
  • Budgeting principles;
  • Cash handling procedures;
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulation;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment;
  • Modern office technology;
  • Tabulating, recording, and balancing transactions;
  • Performing mathematical calculations;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications;
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.

Visit the Meeker County Website for a complete job description and to apply. Attach Cover Letter and Resume to online application.

Applicants must apply on both the Meeker County website and the Minnesota Merit website to be considered.  The Merit website can be found at:
Meeker County is an equal opportunity employer. 

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