DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for planning, assigning and supervising major account keeping activities and/or independently performing difficult and responsible account keeping functions in a finance department. This is the highest level account clerk. Associate differs from Principal in level of difficulty and complexity of assignments and of independent judgment and action required. Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with policies and procedures, with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in planning and carrying out the details of the work. Supervisory responsibilities may be assigned. Supervision of subordinate employees may be required. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Comprehensive knowledge of modern methods used in keeping and checking financial records and accounts; comprehensive knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; comprehensive knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of account keeping and clerical assistants; ability to make complex arithmetic computations involving fractions, decimals arid percentage accurately; ability to analyze and organize complex data and prepare records and reports; ability to understand and interpret complex oral instructions and/or written directions; ability to develop effective working relationships and deal diplomatically with the public, subordinates, and other work contacts; ability to perform close, detail work involving considerable visual effort and concentration; integrity and good judgment in solving complex account‑keeping problems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Education beyond an Associates Degree in Accounting, Business or closely related field may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512