Niagara County Community College is seeking a full time Senior Account Clerk to work in our Business Office. This position consists of moderately difficult clerical work involving the independent performance and supervision of financial account and record keeping. The work may require a general understanding of specific law, office rules, procedures and policies. The work may require decision making as to methods to be used and classification of records and accounts. Work is performed under general supervision. Incumbents may supervise and train lower level clerical workers. This position differs from Account Clerk by the increased complexity of duties; his/her level of responsibility and the presence of supervisory responsibility.
This position is a Niagara County Civil Service Competitive position. Therefore the selected candidate will be hired on a provisional basis and will be required to take the civil service exam for the position when offered. The selected candidate's score on the exam must be considered as a reachable candidate in order to remain in this title.
Typical Work Activities:
1.Reviews a variety of more complex financial documents, classifies them and distributes items into a variety of accounts according to prescribed procedures and policies; 2.Posts figures to appropriate accounts, makes all necessary adjustments in balances and verifies and reconciles balances; 3.Renews status of accounts as adjustments are made and takes appropriate action such as authorizing payment, issuing checks or preparing bills; 4.Tracks audits and monitors a variety of accounts; verifies adjustments are made to correct allocations and issues reports as required; 5.Supervises employees by assigning and reviewing completed work and instructing new employees in specialized account keeping activities; 6.Prepares more complex financial or statistical summary reports; checks for accuracy of computations and completeness or supervises the preparation of daily, weekly and monthly reports which are compiled into summary reports or claims for federal or State reimbursements; 7.Prepares funds for deposit into book accounts; reconciles accounts and prepares reports from information; 8.Contacts clients, vendors or other agencies to obtain additional information; 9.Provides information orally or in writing in response to inquiries on status of accounts; 10.Processes, sorts, indexes, records and files a variety of control records and reports, or supervises the process; 11.Performs more complex payroll transactions or may prepare payroll for entire department and prepare all related reports; 12.Operates calculator, personal computer, check writing machine and other related office equipment; 13.May prepare figures and reports for use in budget preparation; 14.Conducts routine correspondence on matters where policies and procedures are well defined.
Ability to interact, communicate and work with a diverse student population and academic community including individuals with disabilities. Good knowledge of modern methods used in maintaining financial accounts and records; good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to type and use a computer keyboard at an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to make more difficult arithmetic computations involving fractions, decimals and percentage rapidly and accurately; ability to organize and maintain accurate records and files; ability to analyze and organize data and prepare records and reports; ability to understand and interpret complicated oral instructions and/or written directions; ability to develop effective working relationships and deal diplomatically with the public; ability to perform close, detail work involving considerable visual effort and strain; ability to write legibly; integrity and good judgment; mental alertness; high degree of accuracy; neatness; tact and courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the requirements of the position.
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three (3) years of full-time paid clerical experience involving responsibility for maintaining financial accounts and records.
NOTE: Successful completion of coursework in accounting, business administration or closely related field at a regionally accredited college or university, or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees, may be substituted for the required experience with three semester credit hours being equivalent to three months of experience.
Special Instructions Summary:
Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:
cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications
names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references
Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.
NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 817
About Niagara County Community College
Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 5,214 students (Fall 2018 semester). The student to faculty ratio is 17:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention for students. The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centrally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls. NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services. Our college nurtures and empowers its students in ways that recognize and value our common humanity ...as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.