Account Clerk – NEW Zoo

Application Deadline: 2023-05-30
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Performs bookkeeping and clerical duties of a routine nature, which involves maintaining records and processing financial transactions for the NEW Zoo and Adventure Park. Position duties may include, but not limited to, financial transactions in accounts receivable, payable and collections/deposits, group sales, receipt of goods, reconciliation and processing. This work requires independent judgement, initiative and specialized knowledge in carrying out established procedures, policies or applying laws or regulations. Responsible for maintaining cash handling policies and procedures for compliance, regulations, and accounting procedures while completing work accurately and on a timely basis.

Essential Duties
Reviews, organizes and oversees daily cash handling reconciliation and deposit preparation processes.
Reviews, organizes and oversees group sales transactions, invoicing and collections.
Performs ongoing training of staff in cash handling procedures and policy.
Provides guidance, training and direction to concessionaire and adventure park staff in cash handling policy adherence and execution of daily related duties.
Performs routine checks to verify cash handling policy staff adherence and compliance.
Prepare business operation reports for monthly meetings including reporting on sales, admission, etc.
Analyze and interpret information of a complex nature pertaining to the department.
Performs related accounting duties within the Altru POS system, LOGOS financial system and reports.
Responsible for accurately depositing restricted and un-restricted donation funds and reconciliation reports.
Obtain information from various sources internally and externally in order to complete forms, documents, records, various services, etc.
Annually update and maintain job processes, standards and duties.
Process checks/cash as needed.
Evaluates cash flow policies as well as theft and security measures.
Ensures adequate cash levels for efficient operation; provides safety procedures to ensure employee safety and cash security during collection, reconciliation and deposit.
Supervises collection, or collects funds from donation boxes, stroller rentals, animal telescopes, penny press, soda vending and additional sites.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
High School diploma, including or supplemented by bookkeeping courses, plus two or more years of responsible accounting experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of general office procedures.

Knowledge of basic data processing techniques and procedures.

Knowledge of bookkeeping and appropriate procedural methods of the department.

Knowledge of and ability to utilize a computer and the required software.

Ability to perform full data entry functions at a rate of 80 net keystrokes per minute.

Ability to learn and apply specialized knowledge and skills of the department.

Ability to make simple arithmetic calculations.

Ability to learn and apply specialized knowledge and skills of the department.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public.

Ability to accept responsibility and to exercise independent judgment.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain the confidential nature of client and business information.

Ability to answer inquiries and complaints effectively with tact and courtesy.

Ability to work the required hours of the position.

Deadline Note: