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Job Specification 21533




 Under   supervision,  performs  bookkeeping  and  other   related
 clerical work requiring the exercise of independent judgment  and
 a   working  knowledge  of  department  rules,  regulations,  and
 policies and/or has charge of the work of a small group of  clerk
 bookkeepers  and/or  has  charge of a  designated  phase  of  the
 bookkeeping work of the department; does other related duties  as

 NOTE: The  examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes  only.  A particular position using this title  may  not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


 When the work program has been established, takes the lead in the
 work  of  a  unit  and/or  performs  a  more  complex  phase   of
 bookkeeping work.

 May  assist in instructing individuals and groups engaged in  the
 work of the unit.

 May  assist  in planning routines and procedures of a  designated
 phase of the bookkeeping work.

 Maintains  double entry records involving the making  of  journal
 entries, posting to ledgers, and preparation of trial balances.

 Maintains budgetary accounts.

 Determines  the accounts to which orders, invoices, requisitions,
 and vouchers are to be charged.

 Compiles  and  collects data for inclusions in  budget  requests,
 special requests, information and financial statements, or  other

 Reviews  and checks financial and other records for completeness,
 accuracy, and correctness.

 Reconciles bank accounts.

 May  do typing which is uncomplicated and does not require  skill
 or  speed  and which is of a nature reasonably to be expected  of
 employees in a business office.

 On  an  infrequent basis, may use varied types of  common  office
 machines in temporary assignments where skill and speed  are  not
 primary requirements and special training is not necessary.

 Maintains essential records and files.

 In  the  Department of Human Services, may be required to undergo
 fire training classes.

 Will  be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or  manual  recording and information  systems  used  by  the
 agency, office, or related units.


 One (1) year of experience in work involving the keeping of varied types
 of records of a bookkeeping nature.

 Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New
 Jersey  only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than  employee
 mobility,  is  necessary  to  perform  essential  duties  of  the


 Knowledge of office routines, procedures, methods, equipment, and
 machines as applied to bookkeeping problems.

 Knowledge   of  bookkeeping  methods,  procedures,  and   devices
 including  calculation of percentages and discounts, posting  and
 balancing of ledgers, maintaining of a double entry set of books,
 preparation  of  trial  balances,  and  reconciliation  of   bank

 Knowledge  of  procedures  most effective  in  balancing  general
 subsidiary ledgers.

 Knowledge    of   department   rules,   regulations,    policies,
 organization,   and  functions  and  of  problems   involved   in
 developing bookkeeping procedures after a period of training.

 Ability to organize assigned bookkeeping, supervisory, and  other
 related work and to develop effective work methods.

 Ability  to utilize bookkeeping methods, procedures, and  devices
 in the work of the unit.

 Ability  to  assign  and  instruct  individuals  and  groups  and
 supervise the performance of their work.

 Ability  to  coordinate  the  work of  the  unit  and/or  of  the
 particular  phase  of  work  with that  of  other  units  of  the

 Ability  to assist in the preparation of budgets and to  maintain
 budgetary accounts.

 Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, sound,
 accurate,  and  informative financial and  other  statements  and

 Ability to do uncomplicated typing on a sporadic basis which does
 not require skill or speed.

 Ability   to   use   varied  common  office  machines   including
 calculating  machines in temporary assignments  where  skill  and
 speed  are not a primary requirement and special training is  not

 Ability  to  utilize various types of electronic  and/or   manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, office,  or
 related units.

 Ability  to  read, write, speak, understand, and  communicate  in
 English  sufficiently  to perform the duties  of  this  position.
 American   Sign  Language or Braille may also  be  considered  as
 acceptable forms of  communication.

 Persons  with  mental or physical disabilities  are  eligible  as
 long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.   If
 the   accommodation  cannot be made because it  would  cause  the
 employer undue  hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 CODES: 09/A08-21533          CAH                  6/30/97