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Job Description

LOCATION:  Bush-Building 11, Central Business Office, Elmira, NY

Full-time position (1.0 FTE), 7.5 hours per day, 12 months per year

  • Classifies a variety of receipts and expenditures and distributes items according to a prescribed procedure;
  • Reviews and checks complex account keeping records and reports for arithmetical and clerical accuracy, completeness and proper extension;
  • Assigns work, reviews and records work done, and instructs new employees in the specialized account keeping and clerical work of a unit;
  • Conducts routine correspondence on matters where policies and procedures are well defined;
  • Verify and reconcile of a number of account balances according to a prescribed procedure;
  • Receives invoices by mail, verifies amount, and pays invoices;                                               
  • Voids and re-issues checks as needed;
  • Prepares routine reports of information taken from journal or ledger;      
  • May compile and prepare labor, material and operational cost records and reports;
  • Operates personal computer, copier, computing, calculator, and other office machines;
  • Compiles data for, and prepared and analyzes complex financial and statistical records and reports;
  • Other duties as assigned.
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Job Qualifications

This is a competitive Civil Service position.  The selected candidate must be among the top three of the Senior Account Clerk Civil Service Certificate of Eligibles List, if not already a Senior Account Clerk. 

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field; OR
  • Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and completion of a business certificate program that includes coursework in accounting; OR
  • Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and two (2) years of clerical experience involving responsibility for maintaining and checking financial accounts and records.


Salary:  Per Support Staff Association contract.  Plus comprehensive benefits package.

Application Procedure

Please complete your file by submitting the following information:

*  Employment application

*  Letter of interest

*  Detailed résumé

*  Evidence of NYS certification, license or Registration Certificate (if applicable)

*  College undergraduate and graduate transcripts conferring degree

*  If no college education, furnish a copy of high school diploma or GED

*  One to three current, dated and signed letters of professional reference (must be less than 1 yr. old)

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