Accounting Technician II

City Hall, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #824
Tuesday, November 7, 2023


Under general supervision, this position performs a variety of accounting, and technical work in the area of cash receipt, accounts payable, accounts receivable and reporting.


This position does not exercise supervision.


Process cash receipts, including payments for a variety of transactions from various City Divisions and payments for various accounts receivable items. Verify, balance, and enter receipts daily; prepare bank deposits and related cash reports. Often requires researching payments to determine City Division and accounting numbers to apply. Maintain a petty cash fund. Assist with second notices or letters for accounts receivable items.  Assist with electronic deposit identification and creation of required Cash Reports when needed.  

Maintain the Accounting cashier database including the creation, entry and reporting of general ledger accounts and activity codes.  Provide assistance as needed to other City Divisions using the same cashier database. Coordinates with the Internal Auditor and Finance Accountant on credit card related troubleshooting.

Assist with various aspects of accounts payable for the City, which includes processing purchase orders, invoices or statements from vendors, payment vouchers, trip reports, credit card statements, refunds, and additional associated data entry, reports, and balances.
Input data into several City specific Accounting databases.  

Maintain detailed and complex accounting records.

Communicate information to internal and external customers regarding accounts payable and accounts receivable matters as well as accounting policies and procedures.

Assist other accounting personnel with difficult or complex accounting functions.

Directly assist internal and external auditors.


Perform other job-related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Generally accepted Accounting procedures, principles, and practices.

Office practices, methods, and computer equipment.

Working knowledge of G-Suite, Google Docs, and Sheets and Excel.

Principles of financial recordkeeping.

Basic mathematical principles.

Skill to:

Operate a variety of office equipment including computers, calculators, scanners, and related technology equipment.

Use software including Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word, and Access.  

Perform data entry with the speed and accuracy necessary for successful job performance.

Maintain time management with minimal direct supervision.

Organize effectively and multi-task various activities and projects.

Ability to:

Ability to multitask and be detail oriented.

Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records.

Perform accurate mathematical computations.

Assist others with difficult or complex accounts payable/accounts receivable work.

Effectively communicate with internal and external customers including supervisors, co-workers, vendors, and auditors

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Perform as a team member in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

For positions with more than one level, all listed requirements at the lower levels are required at the higher levels. Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Two (2) years of accounting work is required.


A high school diploma or GED is required.  

Supplemental training and/or college level course work in finance, bookkeeping or accounting is preferred.

License or Certificate:

No licenses or certificates are required.

Special Requirements:

Ability to work in a standard office environment.

Ability to push or transport a loaded cart.

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

With or without accommodation, the “X” indicates the overall strength demand of the position during a typical workday:

    ___    Sedentary – lifting of no more than 10 pounds
    ___    Light – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carrying up to 10 pounds
    _X_    Medium – lifting no more than 50 pounds; carrying up to 25 pounds
    ___    Heavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds; carrying up to 50 pounds
    ___    Very Heavy – team lifting over 100 pounds; carrying more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes:  The following describes whether or not the position is expected to exert the physical demands listed during a typical workday as well as the overall frequency of the task:

Codes for how often:
N     =    No
E    =    Extensive (100 – 70% of the time)
M    =    Moderate (60 – 30% of the time)
I    =    Infrequent (20 – 10% of the time)
A    =    Almost Never (<10% of the time)

Code / Task
_M_    Standing
_E_    Sitting
_M_    Walking
_I_      Lifting
_I__    Carrying
_M_    Pushing/Pulling
_N_    Overhead Work
_E       Fine Dexterity
_I        Kneeling
_I_      Crouching
_I_      Crawling
_M_    Bending
_M      Twisting
_I        Climbing
_I        Balancing
_E_    Vision
_E_    Hearing
_E_    Talking
___     Other:  _____________________

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $17.77
  • Max Hiring Rate $21.33
Location on Google Maps
  • City Hall, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America