|WASTEWATER BILLING SPECIALIST|
|SEIU White Collar Non-Exempt|
|Provides a wide variety of paraprofessional technical, administrative, and financial support in relation to the environmental, fiscal and billing activities of the Bureau of Wastewater Engineering and Maintenance. Work includes the coordination and interpretation of environmental reports, customer account analysis and reconciliation, and fiscal activities to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
Work is performed under the supervision of the Wastewater Billing Supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, periodic audits, and discussions.
|Project management responsibility for specialized software program to track accounting or financial data. Maintain current, accurate accounting and financial data on specialized software programs, Smart Banner and/or Tidemark, in addition to utilizing JDE, AS400/OMIS, and database software;
Research and analyze annexation requests by utilizing specialized software system, Tidemark, city and county maps, microfiche, and legal records;
Respond to commercial and residential customer inquiries on billing errors by performing in-depth research, complex analysis, audit, and reconciliation to remedy account errors by OUC; post corrections on OUC software system, Smart Banner, when necessary;
Proactively research and analyze OUC billing trends to reduce errors;
Respond to commercial and residential customer complaints and inquiries on billing issues and post credits (pool fill, leak, vacancy, etc.) if needed after in-depth research and complex analysis are performed;
Prepare and maintain ledger accounts and related activities for the production of financial statements and fiscal reports; analyze, prepare and submit financial statements and reports such as income and inventory statements, balance sheets, and statements of financial position;
Prepare and maintain records of amounts owed and ensure prompt payment of invoices; process and verify invoice coding of expenses, prepare vouchers and issue reimbursement checks;
Prepare and maintain records of accounts receivable, including receipts, claims and overdue invoices; compute interest charges, processing of refunds, and related items;
Evaluate current financial and management reporting systems and recommend, develop and implement new practices, procedures, and systems to improve operating efficiency and internal controls; formulate and administer the City's overall accounting and financial policies;
Develop, recommend, and implement accounting and financial reporting process and policy changes;
May train and supervise subordinates;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge of the modern principles, practices and methods of accounting and the ability to apply this knowledge to various work situations.
Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations controlling budgetary and fiscal record keeping.
Knowledge of computers and their applications with specific emphasis on the use of Access, JDE, AS400/OMIS, and specialized software package (Tidemark and/or Smart Banner) for generating financial and accounting reports.
Knowledge of the operation of other standard office machines including calculators.
Ability to perform work involving written/numerical data and to make arithmetic calculations both manually and on the computer.
Ability to plan and coordinate the work of subordinates.
Ability to operate a personal computer for extended periods of time.
Ability to research, organize and maintain financial data on the computer and to generate accurate financial and accounting reports.
Ability to perform complex accounting and financial work, obtain and consolidate data, and prepare and effectively present reports, both orally and in writing.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
|Associate's degree with major course work in accounting or business and three (3) years responsible experience in area of assignment; project leadership experience required; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Ability to operate personal computers with specific knowledge of Excel, JDE and Access is highly desired. Supervisory experience may be required.|