CITY OF AVENAL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT The City of Avenal is seeking applications for: Finance Office Assistant SALARY RANGE: D $3,239.30 - $3,937.38 per month REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES GENERAL DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision to perform varied and complex financial and clerical duties including (but not limited to): assist Finance Department with Accounts Payable & Receivable, City budget process, business license, payroll, Risk Management, Grant reporting (SEFA); assist the Customer Service Representative/Clerk as a third back up; serve as back up to head computer operator for posting and processing monthly utility bills; compile monthly/annual data and complete Utility Department reports as required; and other areas of finance/clerical as needed or required. EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: Responsible for daily operations such as coding of warrants, check runs, month-end and year-end reports, check reconciliation, financial reports to Admin. Analyst, accounts payable/receivables, assist with preparation of annual City budget, payroll, Grant reporting and other financial reports; Responsible for administering the Citys Business License. Receives payments for utility services at the counter and by mail; credits/adjust accounts accordingly; answer inquiries involving utility payments; receive and transmit telephone and radio communications; Serves as back up to Utilities Clerk for posting and processing monthly utility bills, which includes all steps in the processing of such accounts and billings. Assist the Utility Department in the compiling and completion of monthly/annual utility reports and other related reports as needed and/or required. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Accounting and office methods, practices and procedure, and terminology used in financial-clerical positions; good telephone etiquette, 10-key, Excel spreadsheet, word processing with a good understanding of over-all computer systems. Employees in this class will be expected to perform a wide a variety of general financial duties as well as general clerical duties within a framework of established procedures and have the ability to analyze and solve problems. Employee will have frequent contact with the public receiving payments and answering a variety of questions or providing information to the public from established records. Skills: Perform financial and clerical work involving use of independent judgement requiring accuracy and speed, use vocabulary, spelling and grammar in a proficient manner; make math computations and keep accurate records; collect and account for currency; type at a speed of 45 words per minute from clear copy; understand and carry out oral and written directions; and establish and maintain cooperative relationship with those contacted in the course of work. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School education or the equivalent and two years of experience in finance/accounting, typing and general clerical work. Experience with computers desirable and preferred. Possess strong organizational and human relation skills. A valid Class C California Drivers License is required. Bilingual preferred, but not required. ***** Only those who meet the minimum qualifications need apply. ***** An application and a copy of the job description may be obtained at: City of Avenal 919 Skyline Blvd. Avenal, CA 93204 Application deadline: Open until filled