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job Aug 05 2014

Accounting Clerk, Sr.


Accounting Clerk, Sr.


PAY GRADE RANGE: $26,995 -$40,015 (Pay Grade 4)

The City of Knoxville requires as a condition of employment that all newly employed individuals, former employees that have been re-hired, or employees promoted to a new classification will receive their paychecks by way of automatic direct deposit. Starting and promotional salaries will be determined based upon applicant qualifications and in accordance with Civil Service Merit Board Rules and Regulations. The City of Knoxville only accepts online applications. To apply, go to You must complete ALL APPLICABLE SECTIONS of the application. DO NOT LEAVE SECTIONS BLANK SIMPLY BECAUSE THAT INFORMATION APPEARS ON YOUR RESUME. Doing so could result in your application being deemed incomplete. If you need assistance submitting an application, you may visit the Civil Service office at the address listed above.

The following documents MUST be submitted online by 4:30 p.m. on: Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

• Completed City of Knoxville Online Application

• Detailed Resume (upload and attach to your online application)


Unless stated otherwise, applicants must possess and/or meet the following minimum requirements prior to the application deadline. • Current City Employees may apply, but must have completed initial Civil Service probationary period and must have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last evaluation to receive promotional preference. • Requires graduation from an accredited high school or GED equivalent, including or supplemented by courses in accounting/bookkeeping principles and practices. • Requires at least two (2) years work experience in an office environment performing responsible, paraprofessional accounting/bookkeeping and clerical support duties. • Must be able to accurately type a minimum of 25 words per minute.


The selection procedure for this position will consist of a written test and a keyboarding skills test. The written exam covers the following subject areas: Addition and Subtraction; Analysis of Departmental Vouchers; Chart Reading; Supervision; Record Keeping; Public Relations; Report Writing; Accounting Terminology; Mathematical Computations; and Reconciling Bank Accounts. Applicants must be able to type 25 WPM.


Under general supervision, performs a variety of responsible, paraprofessional accounting/bookkeeping and clerical support duties in the Knoxville Police Department.


Analyzes various requests to determine need, cost, and availability of funds, and prepares appropriate requisitions for departmental purchases, direct payments, etc. Verifies and reconciles invoices for payment of purchase orders, field purchase orders and direct payments. Makes travel arrangements for departmental personnel and prepares necessary cash advances; verifies expenses and reconciles cash advances for accuracy and compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Maintains and updates departmental fixed asset files and completes all necessary forms as required. Assists in the preparation of annual budget and projects departmental expenditures by analyzing trends related to expenditures and purchasing needs. May assist in payroll process as needed to verify and reconcile timesheet information. Monitors use of office supplies and forms; initiates requisitions for supplies and equipment as needed. Drafts correspondence and prepares reports on a variety of relevant topics. Performs related work as required.


None indicated.


Ability to apply accounting/bookkeeping principles and practices in various business transactions. Knowledge of basic research methods sufficient to compile and present information from various sources to facilitate comparison, analysis and accessibility. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports. Ability to perform general clerical activities such as sorting, filing, indexing, coding, etc. Knowledge of business English - including grammar, spelling and punctuation - sufficient to prepare various business correspondence and reports. Ability to orally communicate ideas and information in a clear, concise and courteous manner. Mathematical skills necessary to perform rapid and accurate calculations. Knowledge of computer applications sufficient to perform necessary data entry and retrieval, word-processing, manipulate spreadsheets, etc. Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. Ability to follow both oral and written instructions in a precise manner. Ability to accurately type reports, memos and other necessary correspondence at a moderate rate of speed from both rough draft and plain copy.



This position consists of primarily sedentary work, requiring the incumbent to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, or a lower amount of force frequently, in order to lift/carry, push/pull or otherwise move objects. The job involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. A description of the specific physical requirements associated with this position is maintained on file in the Civil Service office for review upon request.


Uses relevant principles and procedures to solve practical problems and to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. A description of the specific mental requirements associated with this position is maintained on file in the Civil Service office for review upon request.


Graduation from an accredited high school or GED equivalent, including or supplemented by courses in accounting/ bookkeeping principles and practices. A minimum of two (2) years work experience in an office environment performing responsible clerical-accounting tasks. Demonstrated ability to type a minimum of 25 words per minute.


None indicated.


Accounting Clerk, Sr.
Completed City of Knoxville Online Application

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