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Accounting Clerk

Sacramento, CA Administrative Unit - Accounting Full-Time/Non-Exempt
If you require an accommodation due to a disability to complete this application OR you are experiencing issues submitting your application and accompanying
materials please e-mail talent@disabilityrightsca.org.

DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications should be received by February 21, 2020, to be considered for the first round of interviews.

SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $19.29 - $25.84 hourly

Location: Sacramento, CA

Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities.  DRC works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through individual and impact litigation, state and federal policy and regulatory advocacy, and community education and training. 

This position is responsible to and supervised by the A/P Supervisor or designee, provides administrative and clerical assistance to the Accounting Unit, and performs Accounts Payable duties as outlined below.

Essential functions are the job responsibilities an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. Accounting Clerk essential functions include:

Administrative and Clerical Assistance
-  Process incoming and outgoing mails and daily cash receipts.
-  Assemble A/P check runs, mail checks, copy, scan and file vouchers.
- Scan and file payroll-related documentation.
-  Develop and maintain spreadsheets and update databases for accounting related items.
- Type correspondence and accounting forms, make travel and meeting arrangements for accounting staff, and issue purchase orders and accounting forms as needed[KK1]  and accessible.
- Order accounting supplies and maintain inventory.
- Maintain accounting calendar and follow up on deadlines.
- Participate in staff meetings, trainings and outreach activities.
- Provide backup support to other accounting staff.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Accounts Payable
- Ensure invoices are accurate, properly documented, and approved by the authorizing employee prior to making a payment.
- Analyze, prioritize, match, code, and enter accounts payable invoices and vouchers into accounting system on a timely basis.
- Prepare and data entry of journal vouchers.
- Communicate with vendors, suppliers and employees to answer inquiries and research discrepancies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Ability to travel infrequently for activities such as training or outreach activities up to 10% of the time.
The following describes general working conditions and requirements of the job, which can be performed with or without disability related reasonable accommodations. Duties are performed in a multi-person office environment. Duties regularly require sitting, using computer equipment and talking or hearing. Duties occasional require periods of standing, stooping, kneeling, and crouching primarily related to filing and processing paperwork. Weights to be lifted and/or moved of filing boxes and other packages up to 25 pounds are occasionally encountered.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus 1-2 years related experience in accounting and/or business practices.
-      Minimum of two years’ experience with word processing and spreadsheet software in a Windows environment (preferably MS Office software).
-      Experience performing general administrative/clerical work, and ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks with varying or conflicting deadlines and work well under pressure with minimum supervision.
Licenses / Certificates
This position has no licenses or certificates requirements.
-      Experience and knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), accounting terminology, practices, and procedures.
-      Proficient knowledge of Windows based computer applications including Internet access and Microsoft Office Suite, including intermediate or greater knowledge in Excel and Word, including pivot tables, VLOOKUP, etc.
-   Experience using MIP or other enterprise accounting software.
The competencies below represent the knowledge, skills, behaviors and/or abilities required to be successful at DRC, with or without disability related reasonable accommodations. Identify the level of each necessary for this particular job. Each higher level includes the skills that came before it.

Ability to return telephone calls and correspondence including emails from staff and stakeholders promptly and in a professional and courteous manner. Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and small group situations to clients and other employees of the agency. 
Critical Thinking
Ability to solve problems by applying policies and procedures to the facts of the situation. Ability to effectively re-prioritize and work on several projects simultaneously. Sees underlying principles, patterns, or themes in an array of related information.
Diversity & Inclusion
Sees different points of view and checks own views against the views of others. Listens to and objectively considers the ideas/input of others. Works to understand the perspectives of others and demonstrates empathy.
Relationship Building
Ability to interact with potential clients and/or other community stakeholders by sharing accurate information that assists them in understanding the issues, opportunities, and solutions DRC can provide. Ability to be friendly, responsive, and welcoming to clients and coworkers. Ability to commit to coworkers' success, share information, and offer assistance across unit/department. Demonstrates a balance between building rapport and getting the work done. Displays a positive attitude about the work, co-workers, clients, management, and employer policies.

If you are interested in becoming a part of DRC, please submit the following:
1. Online Disability Rights California Application Form
2. Your resume
3. Detailed cover letter.

At Disability Rights California, we value diversity among our employees because unique perspectives allow us to effectively serve Californians with disabilities from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), Disability (mental and physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Disability Rights California endorses and supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants or employees who need accommodations.