Finance Clerk I Job at City of Oak Park – 4.3 in Oak Park, MI

The City of Oak Park is currently looking to fill two (2) Finance Clerk I positions.


Finance Clerk 1

TPOAM Grade 3




Receives and processes payment for City services including, but not limited to, tax payments, water services, permit and license fees, departmental revenues and Federal and State entitlements from mail, city residents, and other persons or entities doing business with the City. Records and reconciles monies received using PC applications and /or computerized cash receipting systems. Provide proactive customer service to residents and others, in person and by the telephone. Answer inquiries, analyze problems and develop solutions.

REPORTS TO: Deputy Treasurer/Water Supervisor but may receive direction from Deputy Finance Director.


Responds to telephone and in-person inquiries providing proactive responses and problem-solving information. Initiates any action necessary to make adjustment or corrections.

Operates ten or twelve-key calculator, personal computer, copier and other office equipment.

Reconciles and balances daily total receipts to cash register journals and documentation. Reports same to supervisor on established reporting forms. Prepares deposits for bank(s)

Processes transactions through computerized cash receipting system, issuing necessary receipts and /or change due.

Prepares reports of daily, weekly, and monthly receipts as well as other informational reports using spreadsheets and word processing applications.

Prepares invoices (including tax and water bills) and notices for issues. Maintains accounts receivable records for same.

Sorts and processes mail.

Obtains authorized signatures and distributes account payable.


Corresponds with banks regarding deposit corrections, NSF returns, stop payments and other concerns.

Files and stores office documents and records, scanning documents as needed.

Maintains security procedures for department safety and fraud prevention.


Diploma from an accredited high school including or supplemented by courses in accounting, bookkeeping and office procedures.

Associates degree in accounting desirable.

Two to three years’ experience as a cashier and in financial recordkeeping.

Ability to work pleasantly, helpfully and effectively with the public and with other employees.

Ability to type 40 wpm: equivalent speed on an electronic calculator.

Ability to assemble data and prepare accurate records and reports.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to make mathematical computations quickly and accurately.

Ability to lift 15 pounds.

SALARY RANGE – This is a full-time position in a unionized environment with an hourly rate of $15.2400 – $18.5664 with benefits.

BENEFITS – A comprehensive package is available and includes healthcare, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement and section 125 plan.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties of an employee so classified.

Employees must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

The City of Oak Park does not discriminate in its employment or any other programs or activities on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, economic status, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability, if requested.

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Company: City of Oak Park – 4.3

Company Location:  Oak Park, MI

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