Revenue and Receivables Specialist I

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Job Description:


Processes basic and semi- complex accounting may include but not be limited to, tracing integrated programs and online financial processes to the financial database, tax and fee programs, records maintenance, and oversight of cash, petty cash and receivable accounts.  May perform basic and semi-complex calculating, posting and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting.  Masters all applicable software, organizational processes and procedures.  May be expected, through on-the-job training, to progress to the Revenue/Receivables Specialist, II level.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor or coordinator and work under close to general supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its routine, non-complex nature; and from lower level classes by its scope of tasks and level of responsibility.


This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.


Inputs, and retrieves basic financial data transactions in various computer systems, ensuring the integrity of information from subsidiary to main systems.

Calculates, prepares and issues bills, invoices, account statements and other financial statements according to established procedures.

Complies with organizational, Federal and state policies, procedures and regulations related to accounting and taxes and fees levied by the City.

Performs basic financial calculations such as amounts due, balances, and discounts.

Prepares bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts and sending cash, checks or other forms of payments to banks.

Creates customer invoices related to Department of Financial Services.

Receipts payments received, applies payment to the appropriate customer account, writes up or proofs the payment, presents the payment to the cashier.

Maintains customer and department financial records.

Works with customers to calculate late fees and penalties and make adjustments to customer accounts to correct billing errors.

Has substantial contact with customers and handles adversarial situations, when necessary.

Interacts with other departments’ employees when programs overlap; produces information for landlords, affiliated businesses, government organizations, and various fraternities and sororities regarding programs impacting students and landlords

Processes delinquent accounts.  Ensures compliance with statutory and ordinance requirements related to delinquent accounts.

Maintains taxpayer accounts to ensure correct and timely billing of the local business tax.

Reviews and approves vehicle immobilization or impoundment.  Releases vehicle registration holds placed on behalf of the City.

Reviews and rejects or approves neighborhood parking permit applications.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, and two year of experience in para-professional accounting, bookkeeping or other revenue-related accounting work; an Associate of Arts degree with at least 6 semester hours of accounting can be substituted for one year of experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Typing at a speed acceptable to department needs may be required.



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