City of Cudahy-Account Clerk

4/20/2021 9:09:38 PM 267


$19.73 - $20.73 Hourly

Location City of Cudahy, 5220 Santa Ana Street, Cudahy, CA

Cudahy, CA

Job Type

Part Time


City Hall Operations

Job Number


Closing date and time

5/10/2021 at 6:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana

Max Number of Applicants




The City of Cudahy (City) is located in Southeast Los Angeles next to the L.A. River.  The City is both small and part of a large metropolis, with a unique name and history.   At the City, the future is bright.   Numerous initiatives are underway to maintain the environment, improve the quality of life, encourage business growth, develop a trained workforce, and provide recreational and social activities for its residents.  The City has approximately 15 full-time, and 20 part-time employees that work within four City Departments to achieve its mission. Learn more about us by visiting www.cityofcudahy.com.  Qualified candidates with a strong public service interest are encouraged to apply.  

Under immediate supervision, performs varied entry level financial and clerical work in the maintenance of financial and budget records; performs routine office administrative duties; and performs other related duties as required.  

Examples of Duties


The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to provide a representative list of the various types of work that may be performed. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job class, and incumbents may expect to perform other related similar duties.     
  • Posts, checks, balances, and adjusts accounts; gathers, tabulates, and proofreads statistical data.
  • Keeps various financial data and records; maintains general ledger and subsidiary ledgers, daily logs, and other records.
  • Serves at the public counter determining and collecting service payments and license fees; counts and verifies each receipt; prepares and makes bank deposits.
  • Assigns account numbers and makes corrections on accounts.
  • Assists in the preparation of payroll reports and documents.
  • Creates correspondence. 
  • Keeps abreast of new laws and regulations effecting area of responsibility.
  • Participates in cross training and provides back up to other staff; assists other office personnel in performing related administrative support functions; serves as a back-up to other finance and/or City functions.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with City staff and the general public. 
  • Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe and efficient manner. 
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.
* This description is representative of typical duties, and does not limit the assignment of other related duties and responsibilities to the position.

Typical Qualifications


Knowledge of:  Clerical and financial record keeping procedures and filing systems;  basic methods and practices of financial record keeping and accounting; daily cashiering procedures and duties; billing, account management, and financial system software and procedures; customer service and customer relations practices and principles; English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office practices, equipment, and procedures; computer systems and software applications; City organization, functions and policies; safe work methods and safety regulations.
Ability to:  Maintain a variety of routine financial records; prepare routine financial reports  and keep detailed records; examine source documents and review for accuracy and discrepancies; perform basic arithmetical calculations quickly and accurately; interpret customer accounts; explain City policies; exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines; operate standard office equipment, personal computers, and related software; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; be tactful and courteous to the public; effectively represent the City, including its programs and policies with the public; establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of City  management, employees, the public and others encountered in the course of work; provide excellent customer service and resolve public concerns and complaints; understand and follow oral and written directions; work effectively with a small group or individually; skillfully and safely operate a motor vehicle when required in the course of performing work duties.  
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience which may provide the required knowledge and abilities and skills is qualifying. A typical way is graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented by the completion of college level coursework in accounting; and one (1) year of experience in financial recordkeeping.  Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.  
Necessary Special Requirements:   Possession of a valid Class C motor vehicle operator's license from the State of California.  

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions on a case-by-case basis.  
While performing the duties of this classification, an incumbent is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel.  The employee is frequently required to talk, hear, and to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  

Supplemental Information


Background/Reference Check/Physical Exam:  City employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a reference check, criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting (a felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from City employment), and a post-offer (City paid) pre-employment physical examination (including drug/alcohol testing).  
Immigration and Reform Control Act:  In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986, the City of Cudahy will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.  Candidates who are offered employment must provide proof of identity as required by the I-9 form and instructions.  
Equal Opportunity Employer:  The City of Cudahy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It is the policy of the City of Cudahy to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons.  All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non- job-related factor.  
Reasonable Accommodation:  In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the City of Cudahy is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment.  Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process must make a request no later than five working days after the final filing date for receipt of applications.  Such requests should be addressed to Human Resources at the City of Cudahy, 5220 Santa Ana St. Cudahy, CA  90201, or call (323) 773-5143.      

The provisions of his announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in the announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

The City of Cudahy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

City of Cudahy (CA)
(323) 773-5143
5220 Santa Ana Street

Cudahy, California, 90201