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Account Clerk

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The Finance area of the Information Technology (IT) department has an opening for an Account Clerk. This position will be responsible for a wide range of accounting related tasks.


The Hennepin County IT community delivers innovative, effective, and timely business-driven IT solutions in a secure, reliable, accessible, and fiscally responsible manner.


Hennepin County offers an impressive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, 11 paid holidays per year in addition to paid time off, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, a defined benefit pension plan (PERA), retirement savings programs, trade time for fitness, and many more.


The primary duties and responsibilities for this position include:

  • Perform accounting and clerical functions to support the principal account clerk and accountants.
  • Prepare reports for cash, journal vouchers, transactions and other various regular and specialized accounting documents using spreadsheets or specialized software.
  • Review financial transactions, and financial reports to verify accuracy and timeliness of revenues, expenditures, and coding of the accounting system by inspection and comparison of documents or manual calculations.
  • Gather, organize, and post fiscal data to update and maintain financial records, journals, ledgers, and databases.
  • Respond to inquiries from county personnel or departments, state personnel, and the public about invoice discrepancies and other financial and accounting issues.
  • Process accounts payable timely and accurately.    
  • Journalize internal billing entries.
  • Process and verify complex information and calculations; assist with preparation of financial reports and budgets.
  • Set up purchase orders, requisitions, and complete receipting.
  • Input, retrieve, export and modify financial information and data stored in computerized systems; assist other users with problems associated with computers; generate reports; assist others on the use of computer financial systems and programs.
  • Other financial or clerical duties as assigned including backup to principal account clerk and administrative assistant.

Best Qualified Candidates will have:

  • One of the following:
    • Three years or more of office clerical experience in IT or finance. Note: Education may be substituted for experience on a month for month (3 semester credits = 1 month) basis.
    • A two-year college/vocational technical degree or higher and one year or more of office clerical experience.
    • 30 months of office clerical experience and completion of the Career Connections Office Specialist Pathway Training program.
    • Two years of office clerical experience and completion of the Career Connections Public Sector Office Administration or Health Advocate Pathway Training program.
  • Knowledge of the accounts payable process.
  • Experience with:
    • Accounting and auditing procedures, and related office procedures.
    • Microsoft Excel, PeopleSoft (APEX), and the requisition process.
    • Collecting, analyzing, and reporting financial data.


Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. A background check will be completed post-interview.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

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SALARY:  $34,987.68 - $51,875.20 Annually

OPENING DATE: 02/09/18

CLOSING DATE: 02/15/18  11:59 PM Central Time

 JOB TYPE: Full-time

 LOCATION: Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

DEPARTMENT: Information Technology