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Accounting Supervisor

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$21.62 $30.27 $3,747.39 $5,246.70 $44,969.00 $62,957.00


Accounting Supervisor performs supervisory, accounting and clerical work involved in the accounting function of a department. Work involves scheduling and directing work assignments of clerical accounting employees, meeting deadlines for data processing and financial requirements.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
  • Receives general supervision from the administrative supervisor or higher-level management staff position.
  • Exercises direct supervision over assigned accounting clerical personnel.
  • Verifies accuracy of data processing for accounting information.
  • Responds to verbal and written inquiries about accounts payable and receivable.
  • Responsible for accounts payable systems; including receipt of all invoices, sorting, review for approvals and account numbers, requesting checks or processing interdepartmental transfers and invoice cancellation.
  • Responsible for items billed and accounts receivable, including invoicing, handling cash receipts and statements, and processing interdepartmental transfers.
  • Prepares journal entries or checks those prepared by others.
  • Assists with special accounting projects.
  • Prepares summary reports of accounts supervised.
  • Reconciles budget and expense statements with departmental accounts.
  • Orders office supplies, furniture and equipment as authorized.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to governmental accounting and budgeting.
  • Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
  • Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare financial reports to maintain journals, ledgers, and complex file systems.
  • Make mathematical computations quickly and accurately.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members
  • High School diploma or GED required, supplemented by specialized courses in accounting and business practices.
  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in maintaining financial and statistical records and at least two years of supervisory experience, in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.

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