Accounting clerical duties associated with a specific accounting function. Closely supervised, but able to organize own work to meet priorities and achieve deadlines.
Non-routine items will involve a supervisor or more senior clerk. Typically requires some office experience and a good understanding of the procedures related to the job and how they fit the overall functioning of the department.
Processes payments, invoices, vouchers, etc. within closely defined procedures. Verifies calculations, checks or allocates codes, and checks or obtains information for incorrect or incomplete documents.
Scans statements, ledgers, and accounts to identify unusual / overdue items and selects the correct procedure for action, referring more complex items to a supervisor or senior clerk.
Prepares and / or verifies computer input where information is coded for computer processing. Investigates statements, ledgers, and records in order to establish the facts required to deal with queries raised by suppliers, customers, and others in the department.
May prepare ad-hoc information and statistical breakdowns as directed, from readily available sources. May raise standard letters in response to queries.
May have limited telephone contact with customers and suppliers to exchange information.