Accounting Technician III

Buncombe County Government

Buncombe County is a caring community in harmony with its environment where citizens succeed, thrive, and realize their potential. Our mission is to promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life; to provide effective and efficient government our citizens can trust; and to deliver needed service through a responsive work force committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork.

Purpose of the position:

This position performs moderate accounting and administrative work associated with the receipt and disbursement of departmental funds.


Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience (required at time of hire):

Associate degree in Accounting or related field and two (2) year experience; or a High school or General Education Development Diploma (GED) and four (4) years of experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Functions of the position:

  • Perform standard accounting functions which may include accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing, auditing, purchasing, payroll, and general ledger.
  • Maintain records; create reports; perform account reconciliations and prepare related deposits, invoices, payments, work sheets, cash balances, proofs, and schedules as appropriate for assigned area of responsibility.
    Analyze data and prepare periodic and annual expenditure, revenue, budget, and other reports; assist in the preparation of required annual financial statements.
  • Evaluate standard fiscal transactions, procedures and practices, and determine and initiate appropriate action.
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries, provide information and technical assistance with regard to accounting information and transactions.
  • Participate in the workflow of the office to meet deadlines; ensure compliance with established laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
    Maintain clear, accurate and complete logs, files and records and provide reports to management staff as requested.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, terminology, methods, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of established governmental and departmental bookkeeping practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of standard office procedures, practices and equipment.
    Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply laws and regulations to the maintenance of financial records.
  • Ability to prepare fiscal reports and analyses of financial statements.
    Ability to perform mathematical computations with speed and accuracy.
    Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, word, PowerPoint, Access) at the intermediate level.

Department:Health and Human Services

Location: Asheville, NC

Job Posting End Date: August 07, 2022

Salary Range: $20.37 – $23.78

Buncombe County Government realizes the importance of a diverse professional workforce and the need to foster a responsive and innovative organizational culture, one that fully engages all of our employees, honoring and building on each employee’s unique experiences, opinions, and perspective.

It is the policy of Buncombe County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected class under federal or NC State law. In addition the Agency expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination.

Applicants for employment are invited to participate in the affirmative action program by reporting their status as a protected veteran or other minority. In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action program. We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage women, minorities, veterans and disabled employees to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

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