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Accounting Clerk 2

Company: State of Iowa
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Department for the Blind.
Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise.
The Iowa Department for the Blind has a vision to be the world's leader in blind rehabilitation services. We believe in responsibility, respect, integrity, teamwork and leadership. The part-time Accounting Clerk 2 will serve as the day-to-day support for financial and accounting matters within the Department for the Blind. This includes ensuring all proper accounting practices, laws, and IDB procedures are being followed for financial transactions under the subject matter of the Department for the Blind. This position includes moderately complex non-professional accounting tasks and related work of a clerical nature in the accounting section of IDB. Ideal candidates will possess strong computer skills and a belief in the capacity of blind persons.

Contributing to our Mission:
With nearly 79 employees, we're all "one team" at the Iowa Department for the Blind. Our main goal is to empower blind Iowans to be gainfully employed and live independently. As a member of our team, you'll play a vital role in providing blind rehabilitation services in our state.
What You Bring to Us:


  • A cooperative, supportive, teamwork mentality.
  • An interest in developing new skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A commitment to excellence in customer service.
  • A background in clerical accounting and use of Excel.
  • Experience in reconciling financial data across multiple financial software systems.
  • Ability to review, research, financial transactions and financial inconstancies.
  • Experience with researching, reviewing, and pulling financial data from different software.
  • Comfort in cash handling and processing.

    Benefits & Perks:
    IDB's employment benefits are among the best with competitive total rewards package. As a benefits-eligible State of Iowa employee, your bi-weekly paycheck is just a part of your total compensation package. Being part of the IDB team means you're eligible for a wide range of benefits:

    • Strive to provide work/life balance
    • A workplace that promotes health and well-being
    • Career growth training and promotional opportunities
    • Accrued vacation, sick leave and nine fixed holidays
    • Health and dental insurance
    • Life and long-term disability insurance
    • Employer paid basic life insurance $20,000
    • Employer provided accidental death and dismemberment insurance
    • Vision care discount program
    • Flexible spending account (FSA)
    • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS)
    • Retirement Investors Club (RIC) - voluntary retirement savings program
    • Corporate partner discounts (cell phone services, gym memberships, event tickets, etc.)

      Your Responsibilities:

      • Performs clerical accounting and recordkeeping tasks; follows IDB and DAS-SAE written accounting policies and procedures in processing invoices and contracts for payment.
      • Classifies and assigns cost accounting codes; verifies and processes invoices for payment; checks case management authorizations, and prepares payment documents in keeping with the authorization and the invoice.
      • Files payment documents, reports, forms, and related materials in proper chronological, alphabetical, numerical or subject order, manually and electronically.
      • Performs routine reconciliations involving a variety of documents and accounts which require cross referencing between accounts; identifies causes of disagreement and checks for the accuracy of entries, and the presence of source documents.
      • Entering all payment documents into the State Accounting system.
      • Ability to reconcile monthly credit card statements-working with staff to verify and research as necessary.
      • Self-starter, who works well independently and, in a group, setting.
      • Deposits funds from various income sources including Federal grant wire transfers, donations, and client's unused maintenance.
      • Ability to maintain financial records and prepare clerical accounting reports and statements.
      • Ability to read and post numerical data rapidly and accurately.
      • Ability to apply personal work attitudes such as honesty, responsibility and trustworthiness required to be a productive employee.
      • Works and communicates with all clients and customers in a friendly and professional manner providing quality professional service.
      • Displays a high level of attention to detail and commitment demonstrated by completing assignments efficiently with minimal supervision.

        Applicants for this position must complete the online application. Applicants may attach a resume and cover letter when completing the application.
        Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalency and two years of clerical accounting experience which involved the compilation, tabulation, examination, verification or recording of financial, statistical or related fiscal data using elementary bookkeeping principles and practices;
        OR
        the successful completion of a post-high school vocational/technical, business college, or area community college curriculum in accounting which included concentrated course work equivalent to twenty semester hours (or more) in accounting;
        OR
        an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of employment in clerical office work for each year of the required education;
        OR
        substituting the successful completion of thirty semester hours or the academic equivalent in a post high school Business, Accounting or closely related curriculum for each year of the required experience;
        OR
        any equivalent combination of qualifying education or experience;
        OR
        employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the equivalent of twelve months of full-time work as an Accounting Clerk 1 shall be considered as qualifying.
        For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description.

Keywords: State of Iowa, Des Moines , Accounting Clerk 2, Accounting, Auditing , Des Moines, Iowa

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