Account Clerk I/II Citywide QCG List – (2200645)

Careers in Government
May 21, 2023
San Jose, CA
Job Type


Per the City's COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, the City requires all new hires to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment absent an approved medical or religious exemption. "Fully vaccinated" means the employee has received two doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson

Please note that applications are currentlynotaccepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose's website

In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Account Clerk I/II classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.

The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate's qualifications and experience.

The City of San Jose invites applications for the citywide classification of Account Clerk I/II.An Account Clerk I/II will have good customer service skills, good verbal and written skills, and understand basic accounting work. This position will be responsible for the department's accounts payable duties and purchase orders. Typical duties include:

  • Performs a variety of accounting and clerical duties involving processing transactions with arithmetic calculations. Batches invoices to proper accounts; posts ledgers; prepares purchase orders and requisitions. Posts, stores, computes prices, pro-rates fees, and issues permits. May serve as a timekeeper for smaller departments.
  • Using well-established procedures and practices, processes payment documents; maintains petty cash funds; may serve as timekeeper for small departments; accepts and records revenue; prepares statements and bills; maintains records; and processes and verifies claims.
  • Operates and utilizes a variety of standard office equipment, including but not limited to computers, printers, scanners, phones, calculators, fax, software programs, and accounting machines and equipment.
  • Assists customers with getting correct account information, account balances to process their payments and other questions by calling the department or directing them to the correct locations for clarification.
  • Batches invoices to proper accounts; posts ledgers; maintains equipment inventory lists and conducts periodic audits; prepares purchase orders and requisitions; and handles extensions, invoices, bills, vouchers and other fiscal documents, verifying their accuracy and completeness.
  • Accepts payments, writes receipts and deposit slips; posts, stores, computes prices, pro-rates fees, and issues permits.
  • Undertakes routine fiscal clerical duties such as performing arithmetic calculations, checking and balancing simple accounts, and posting data to various accounts.
  • Participates in preparing personnel payroll, time cards or shift changes by preparing cards, entering changes affecting status or amount, computing net changes or charges and tabulating; audits a variety of timekeeping actions and generates/prepares payroll related reports.
  • Participates in inventory, records of supplies, filing of fiscal-related documents, and general office related tasks.

Current City of San Jose Account Clerks must apply to this recruitment to be considered for future transfer opportunities. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, even if you have applied in the past, you should apply, to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

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