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City of Torrance
Class Code

Class Designation: Non-Civil Service/At-Will

December 1997

Representation Unit: Certain Full-Time Salaried & Hourly Employees

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Bookkeeper

Position Summary

Under general supervision, performs responsible clerical work in connection with preparing or reviewing financial or statistical records for the Cultural Arts Center; may coordinate the work of clerical personnel engaged in accounting and related functions; and to do related work as required.

Job Duties

  • Opens, verifies, balances and adjusts Cultural Art Center deposit records.
  • Posts, assembles, tabulates and compares financial data.
  • Prepares and checks invoices, time records, requisitions, purchase orders and similar fiscal documents
  • Maintains various financial records requiring the use of independent judgment.
  • Sets up and maintains indexes, files and other records.
  • Prepares and reviews various statistical or accounting tables and reports.
  • Prepares accounting, statistical reports, and schedules.
  • Operates adding, calculating, bookkeeping and other office machines.
  • Maintains records of cash transactions and of receipts issued.
  • Checks payrolls and verifies account distributions, totals and enters payroll and labor charge distribution sheets.
  • Reconciles accounts; assigns and reviews the work of subordinate clerical personnel.
  • Assists in designing forms and developing procedures for keeping financial records.
  • Knowledge and Abilities

    Knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of financial record keeping including bookkeeping.
  • Journal and ledger accounts systems.
  • Principles, types and uses of automated accounting systems.
  • Ability to:
  • Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately;
  • Carry out assigned work without close supervision;
  • Maintain accurate and clear financial and statistical records;
  • Analyze and interpret fiscal and accounting records;
  • Assist in designing forms and developing procedures for keeping financial records;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and other City employees;
  • Use initiative and judgment in discussing problems with the public involving office practices and policies;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Experience and Education

    Three years of experience in the maintenance and review of financial records and statistical records. This experience must be supplemented by courses in bookkeeping, accounting, or financial record keeping.