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TITLE:  Finance Technician / Senior Finance Technician

 

 

Position may be filled at the entry or senior level, depending on qualifications and department needs.

 

 

Finance Technicians provide professional level customer support, both internal and external, and perform skilled bookkeeping tasks. This open position specializes in Cash Receipts, but will also provide backup in other finance functions including, but not be limited to Accounts Payable, and Utility Billing, or other areas as assigned.

 

The ideal candidate enjoys working on a team in a fast-paced environment, is organized, detail oriented, inquisitive, and strives to provide excellent customer service. 

 

Senior Finance Technician: 

The Senior Finance Technician serves as a high-level bookkeeper providing cash management oversight and guidance to all City departments. This position also assists the Controller with maintaining internal controls around cash and preparing for year-end reporting and audit.

 

The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities, and one of Colorado’s top five places to Raise a Family. Home to a charming and historic downtown, and a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see the 2023 Benefit Guide.

 

The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and creating career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position with the City of Littleton.

 

Finance Technician hiring range $26.99 to $29.83 per hour

 

Senior Finance Technician hiring range $29.69 to $32.81 per hour

 

This full-time position is non-exempt per FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation.

 

Work Schedule: This is a full-time position and has the option to work a hybrid schedule with some days teleworking and some days working in person at the office. 
 

Application Deadline: This posting will remain open until finalists are identified or the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides customer service for all City customers, internal and external, in person, by phone and via email.
  • Serves as the liaison between Finance and all other City Departments that collect payments for services. 
  • Posts all incoming cash receipts and transactions for the City; researching and resolving payment inquiries.
  • Processes accounts receivable payments as well as utility billing payments.
  • Responds to billing disputes, payment questions and customer complaints.
  • Advises other City departments in cash handling processes and procedures.
  • Oversees all City petty cash accounts.
  • Receives, organizes, distributes and reconciles Finance petty cash and deposits. 
  • Assists with oversight of other City payment collection methods, such as credit card systems, and reconciles payments within the accounting system
  • Performs account reconciliations and other bookkeeping tasks for the Finance Department.
  • Creates journal entries within the accounting system.
  • Researches and processes returned mail.
  • Maintains vendor files, including W-9 information, in financial and contract system.
  • Assists supervisor with the issuance of 1099 forms.
  • Receives and distributes department mail. 
  • Prepares daily cash and check deposits. 
  • Responds to cash related Audit Requests and assists with audit preparation. 
  • Processes NSF checks. 
  • Performs other similar assignments and projects as required. 
  • Assists with schedules, data collection, reconciliations and other work as necessary in the preparation of the city's annual financial report.
  • Acts as a back-up for other finance technician positions such as accounts payable and utility billing, when necessary.
  • Assists as back-up for receipting sales and use tax. 
  • Provides oversight and guidance related to payment collections within the City and best practices for internal controls and cash receipting
  • Observes and follows established city policies and procedures in the daily conduct of the job.
  • Performs other similar assignments and projects as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications - Finance Technician:

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and 
  • Two (2) years of cash handling and bookkeeping experience, including at least one (1) year of experience in a billing/accounts receivable/customer service position in a medium-to-high volume automated billing/accounts receivable operation, or a closely related position; or 
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. 
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

 

Minimum Qualifications - Senior Finance Technician:

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • Five (5) years of cash handling and bookkeeping experience, billing/accounts receivable/customer service position in a medium-to-high volume automated billing/accounts receivable operation, or a closely related position; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Two or more years of cash handling and bookkeeping experience 
  • Experience working in a government environment.
  • Experience utilizing accounting ERP systems, credit card payment systems, and other billing systems.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of general accounting and bookkeeping; accounts payable and receivable. 
  • Strong computer skills and ability to navigate multiple accounting systems and Microsoft suite. 
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy with assigned projects and tasks. 
  • Outstanding customer service skills and ability to effectively and courteously communicate and interact with customers. 
  • Ability to act with diplomacy and handle tense situations, demonstrating patience and understanding.? 
  • Must maintain a professional demeanor and high level of confidentiality. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain positive working relationships.? 
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team, sharing knowledge and communicating proactively to ensure team cohesiveness and seamless service to customers.? 
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures and the skill and ability to operate the following office equipment as demonstrated by previous work experience, pre-employment testing and demonstrated on-the-job performance: ?10-key calculator by touch; telephone; photocopier and fax. 

 

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: 

 

Requires ability to walk, sit, and stand for long periods. Requires ability to lift, push, pull and carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds with or without assistance. 

 

Application Instructions

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