Senior Fiscal Specialist



JOB CODE: 2032

PAY GRADE: 1110

SALARY RANGE: $24,068 - $40,925

LOCATION OF WORK
Various City-Parish Departments

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs advanced level work dealing with highly responsible fiscal and clerical matters. Work may involve processing forms dealing with specialized fiscal and payroll matters, complex bookkeeping, calculating benefits and collection of fees. Incumbents perform duties independently and supervision may be exercised over lower level fiscal and clerical classifications. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Reconciles trial balance by comparing general ledger control accounts to sub-ledger totals; prepares journal entries for corrections; researches accounts; makes adjustments. Participates in the preparation of payrolls and related work, such as preparing bi-weekly payroll, attendance reports, various personnel forms and related reports. Computes retirement including length of service, average earnings, and monthly benefits; examines employee service records to verify creditable service. Accepts payments including sewer and solid waste bills, issues receipts, balances cash and compiles daily cash activity; supervises the payment transactions of all criminal DWI, traffic and parking fines and civil suits for proper collection and distribution. Checks direct payment and purchases order requisitions, pay-in vouchers, personnel action forms, payroll time sheets, and other standard forms for accuracy and completeness when necessary; keeps daily records of adjusted accounts. Plans, directs, trains and reviews work of lower level employees. Respond to written correspondence from customers about billing update, including: name/address changes and sewer changes for Private Water accts., East Feliciana/Slaughter, and Red Oaks Water Companies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of basic double entry bookkeeping principles and practices and of their application to accounting transactions. Knowledge of basic mathematical procedures used to make fiscal calculations. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and policies especially pertaining to form processing and record keeping. Knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Knowledge of customer service procedures. Knowledge of clerical record keeping procedures involved in the collection of money and issuing of receipts and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and staff. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, supplemented by course work in bookkeeping, and three years of experience in bookkeeping, fiscal record keeping, or accounting duties.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Position(s) may require passing a typing (45 words per minute), word processing, spreadsheet and/or other computer skill test(s


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.