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Accounting Technician II

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CLASS DESCRIPTION
OFFICIAL TITLE: Account Technician II CODE: 4360 SQ/OQ: Optimal Qualified
WORKING TITLE: Accounting Technician II GRADE: 19 MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under general supervision, performs technical accounting work in controlling the data input and related functions of the Financial Information System (FIS). The work of the class involves responsibility for maintaining the data integrity of all aspects of the FIS. The worker supervises and controls the data input to the school's FIS, other business accounting and reporting systems sharing data with the FIS, supervises data entry staff, and controls the interaction of other systems with the FIS. The worker participates in system designs and changes and develops and implements new procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of computerized financial processing and reporting systems; considerable knowledge of accounting principles, methods, procedures and techniques as applied to encumbrance accounting, computerized accounting systems, and departmental operations and procedures; considerable knowledge of accounting and data processing controls and audit documentation standards. Considerable knowledge of office methods and procedures and familiarity with the use of standard office equipment; working knowledge of the use of computer terminals; working knowledge of governmental bookkeeping practices and procedures. Ability to oversee and supervise accounting clerical staff. Ability to analyze problems and devise solutions. Ability to apply bookkeeping knowledge to repetitive and special assignments; ability to instruct and oversee the work of other employees; ability to carry out continuing assignments requiring the organization and presentation of material and the making of decisions. Ability to adapt quickly to changes in work and to meet inflexible deadlines. Good oral and written communications and human relations skills. Knowledge of and the ability to meet the seven core competencies of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System (SSPGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Associate degree required. Bachelors preferred. Training in or courses in computer science, programming languages, and accounting. Considerable experience of a responsible nature is required using the MCPS on-line data base oriented financial management system (FMS) or a comparable financial system. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: None.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Position operates computer terminals for prolonged periods.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Frequent overtime required.
OVERTIME ELIGIBLE: Yes

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Controls daily update of new data into the FIS and older system, including interface input from other business systems; determines daily work activity, assigns and reviews work, shifts workloads as necessary and determines priorities.2. Resolves data entry problems such as over expenditure of funds, unusual activity, transaction rejects and system problems.3. Resolves data input problems arising from system failures and human error.4. Monitors accounting controls over daily activity.5. Ensures that database account maintenance is continuously updated. Controls access to the FIS by accounting staff and other operating units.6. Prepares program processing instructions for nightly processing.7. Schedules and controls month-end closing procedures.8. Develops specifications for technical data processing staff to make systems design changes; debugging FIS functions.9. Prepares written procedures for unit.10. Trains staff in FIS functions.11. Edits and corrects system documentation.12. Participates in discussions regarding FIS status reviews, implementation progress and future plans.13. Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 7/92
Date(s) Revised: 9/92, 4/08
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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