Posting Date:  05/09/2019
Job Title:  Accounting Support Specialist
Salary:  $3,672.00 – $3,745.00 Monthly
Entity:  Benton County
Closing Date:  06/09/2019


Plans, organizes, and coordinates accounts payable activates and provides payroll support for department. Performs a variety of advanced level bookkeeping and accounting assignments to prepare, maintain, and post complex financial data to the general ledger, subsidiary ledgers, or other fiscal records. May train Office Assistants or Accounting Assistance in varies accounts payable functions.

Primary Duties

Provide timely and accurate payment processing accounts payable activities. Develop and maintain reports and files for accounts payable processing.

Assist in general ledger entries for account changes. Assist in balancing processes for accounts.

Develop and maintain regular reports via the accounts payable system.

Assists in posting and balancing all recurring entries to the General Ledger for assigned funds.

Assists   in   reconciliation   and   auditing   checking accounts,  documenting discrepancies, and reporting on cash flow.

Assists in review of entries and documents to assure accurate recording, balancing and classification of all income and expenditures to the proper accounts, in accordance with BARS and County Procedures and Resolutions.

Edits, verifies, prints and distributes payroll checks for monthly payroll, and draw pays.

Provides payroll support to department administrators.

Advises, assists and trains accounting assistants and office assistants, as necessary.

Attends meetings, conferences and seminars related to governmental accounting, payroll, and County benefit programs.

Remains current on legislation, and union contract changes pertaining to employers and the unions. Must be familiar with all union contracts and how each one affects the payroll for the department(s) covered by that contract.

Recommends labor contract language changes pertaining to economic issues and benefits.

Performs other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting and two years’ experience in municipal government accounting; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.

Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting and five years’ experience in municipal governmental accounting; preferred area of expertise would be in accounts payable or payroll functions.

Experience with multi-tasking, complex reconciliation, and in-depth computer operations and software required.


Valid Washington State driver’s license.

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