In this essential role within the City’s Finance Department, the Account Specialist performs a variety of specialized accounts receivable and administrative duties in the maintenance of financial records for various City Departments. The person in this role must provide exceptional customer service, in person at the front counter and over the telephone, while also maintaining multiple technical databases.
In this position you will work closely with the Parking Division, assisting customers over the phone and in person with the processing of parking citation payments and permits and processing invoices for payment. You will audit deposits from other city departments and reconcile and balance the central cash registers, and prepare bank deposits. You will also perform various clerical functions including answering the main phone line for the city, processing various payments and permits at the front counter, going to the bank and running other errands, and processing incoming and outgoing mail for the City. You will also serve as back up for other Finance Department personnel and assist with special projects as assigned.
An employee in this position must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the assigned supervisor, other City employees, and the general public including ones who are angry, emotional or disagreeable. Must be able to 10-key at least 100 strokes per minute and be able to quickly learn the accounting software programs, policies and procedures of the department. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task and communicate both orally and in writing with a wide variety of people.
This is a full-time opportunity with many benefits! As a City of Bozeman employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting and serving the community. This great opportunity also provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, generous vacation and sick time accruals, and excellent medical, dental and vision benefits!
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field;
• Minimum of one (1) year of customer service experience, including accounts receivable and bookkeeping experience, some knowledge of government accounting is preferred;
• Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
• Complete a City of Bozeman Application online
Closing Date: June 4, 2023