CITY OF BURIEN, WASHINGTON
NATURE OF WORK:
Under the direction of the Senior Accountant, the accounting assistant performs a wide variety
of general accounting duties such as purchasing, accounts payable, cash receipting, petty cash,
and maintenance of accounting records and reports. This individual must be able to work
under time pressure to meet deadlines, be flexible and willing to do other tasks when needed,
and have the ability to work without direct supervision. This person must also exercise a
considerable amount of judgment.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Coordinates the computerized purchase requisition and purchase order process with other
departments, including maintenance of the vendor masterfile, maintenance of appropriate
vendor contract files, printing of purchase orders, and integration of this system with the
accounts payable process. Manages the computerized accounts payable process and
accumulates, reviews, inputs vendor invoices for payment and prints reports; generates checks;
files and maintains supporting documentation for official city records. Accumulates receipts
from other departments, issues official treasurers receipts, posts activity to the computer
system, makes bank deposits. Posts cleared claims and payroll checks and reconciles to bank
activity. As petty cash custodian, issues reimbursements to city hall staff and is responsible for
reconciliation and replenishment of the fund.
Periodically prepares manual vendor checks; proofreads finance department documents; orders
forms and supplies; submits monthly court remittance to the State Treasurer; mails quarterly
business gambling tax returns, including delinquent notices if applicable. Acts as backup for
daily electronic banking duties and for payroll processing.
Submits pet licenses fees monthly to King County.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
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