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Under general supervision, performs sub-professional accounting work involving application of technical accounting principles and procedures required in the maintenance of an accounting system and performs related work as required. Computes, classifies, records, and verifies numerical data for use in maintaining accounting records by performing the following duties:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Explains assessed values to property owners
Prepares and maintains current data on each parcel assessed, including maps of boundaries
Completes and maintains assessment rolls that show the assessed values and status of all property in the District
Reviews information about transfers of property to ensure its accuracy, checking basic information on buyers, sellers, and sales prices and making corrections as necessary.
Identifies the ownership of each piece of taxable property using Real Quest
Issues notices of assessments
Prepares purchase orders
Audits invoices against purchase orders, researches and reports discrepancies, and submits for payment.
Prepares checks for payment of district expenses.
Issues bills, invoices, account statements according to established procedures
Receives and records cash, checks, and electronic funds transfers (EFTs)
Prepares bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts
Codes data and documents for input to financial data processing system according to company procedures.
Checks figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes
Assists employees, vendors, or customers by investigating problems and answering questions related to accounts, procedures, and services.
Monitors status of accounts to ensure that payments are up to date.
Prepares computer spreadsheets and databases, using MS Excel and Access.
Performs general office duties such as filing, faxing, scanning, emailing, answering telephones, and handling routine correspondence
Complies with federal, state, and district policies, procedures, and regulations
Operates 10-key calculators to perform calculations
Operates computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information
Collaborates and interacts with other agencies
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
One to three years of related experience and/or training.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Associate degree in accounting preferred. Accredited Receivables Specialists (ARS) certification and/or Accredited Payables Specialist (APS) certification a plus.
Ability to speak clearly so others can understand. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence, communicating effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to translate or explain what information means and how it can be used. Bi-lingual speaker preferred.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have adequate wrist-finger speed, able to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Should have knowledge of 10-key calculations, desktop computers, Accounting software; Internet software. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as Microsoft Excel & Word, managing files and records, printers, copiers, image scanners and other office procedures and terminology.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Driver’s License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain such required license(s) may be cause for disciplinary action. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
Possession and proof of a good driving record as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration. The driving record will not contribute to an increase in the District’s automobile rates.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Design - Generates creative solutions when developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or other contributions; Demonstrates attention to detail.
Problem Sensitivity – is able to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions. Deductive reasoning: able to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services. Represents organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources whether in person, by writing, telephone, email, or other forms of communication.
Interpersonal Skills - Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control. Gives full attention to what other people are saying. Practices social perceptiveness by being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Handles complaints, settles disputes, and resolves grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiates with others.
Oral Communication – Listens, taking time to understand the points being made. Gets clarification and asks questions as appropriate, not interrupting at inappropriate times; Responds well to questions.
Written Communication - Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views.
Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and honesty.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence. Monitors/assesses own performance to make improvements or take corrective action.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Able to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). Able to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. The ability to remember and quickly recall information (such as words, numbers, pictures, procedures, etc.) in order to complete tasks in an efficient manner.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity - Completes work in timely manner. Manages one’s own time.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Adjusts own actions in relation to others’ actions.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Compliance - Observes and follows all District policies and regulations
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Asks for and offers help when needed. Takes a service orientation by actively looking for ways to help people. Observes, receives, and otherwise obtains information from all relevant sources.
Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.
The Fresno Irrigation District was formed in 1920 under the California Irrigation Districts Act, as the successor to the privately owned Fresno Canal and Land Company. The District purchased all the rights and property of the company for the sum of $1,750,000. The assets of the company consisted of over 800 miles of canals and distribution works which were constructed between 1850 and 1880 and t...he extensive water rights on Kings River.
The District, which now comprises some 245,000 acres, lies entirely within Fresno County and includes the rapidly growing Fresno-Clovis metropolitan area.