Senior Account Clerk

Exam type: 
Notice of Vacancy
25 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
Posting Dates: 
October 7, 2019 - October 16, 2019

Department & Location:      Erie County District Attorney, 25 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
Posting Dates:                   October 7, 2019 – October 16, 2019
Title of Position:                Senior Account Clerk* (Provisional*) 
Shift:                                Full time Monday-Friday  9:00am-5:00pm
Starting Annual Salary:       $34,412 (for new county employees) $34,412-$42,576 (for current county employees) CSEA Job Group VI (1 position)

*Please note that this position is a competitive civil service title and requires a civil service examination. Once the exam is held and scored, selection for appointment(s) will be made from reachable candidate(s) on the eligible list according to the NYS Civil Service Rule of Three.

 Maintains accounts and/or records in connection with the fiscal affairs of a department;
 Post entries to journals and ledgers;
 Keeps an extensive set of ledger accounts;
 Prepares, verifies, and sends out bills;
 Keeps daily time records of employees and prepares payrolls;
 Prepares and processes vouchers for payment; prepares requisitions for purchasing; reviews and checks records and reports for accuracy;
 Classifies and distributes claims;
 Collects, records, safeguards, and deposits cash;
 Compiles data for financial and statistical reports and prepares financial reports, statements and records;
 Maintains a variety of office records and files by posting, and filing, such as office accounts, personnel records, maps and reports;
 Assists in compiling data for annual financial reports;
 May requisition, receive, store, record, and issue office and other supplies;
 May occasionally type such material as correspondence, memoranda, reports, purchase orders, lists, tabulations, payrolls and stencils;
 May supervise a small number of clerical employees assigned to assist.
 Gives information to the public, either personally or by telephone;
 May maintain purchase records relating to annual agreements;
 May assist in writing procedures for staff.

Thorough knowledge of the methods used in keeping financial records; good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to compile and prepare reports; ability to oversee the work of other employees; ability to type at a satisfactory rate of speed; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; ability to get along well with others; a high degree of accuracy; initiative and resourcefulness; industry and dependability; capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two (2) year college or university with an Associate's Degree in Accounting or Business and one (1) year experience in the maintaining of financial records; or:
B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three (3) years experience in the compilation and maintenance of financial records; or:
C) Seven (7) years of experience in the compilation and maintenance of financial records; or:
D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C).

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

If interested and meet the above qualifications, please forward resume to:
Kathleen Callan, Chief of Administration
Erie County District Attorney, 25 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202
This notice will be posted for the period October 7, 2019 through and including October 16, 2019.

Frequently Requested Information


Phone: (716) 858-8484
Erie County Civil Service Exam Line: (716) 858-8729

Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202