Technician, Payroll (formerly Account Clerk)

City of Pittsburgh

Date: 08/17/2020

Location: Pittsburgh

Performs specialized clerical work in the preparation and/or verification of departmental accounts, records and reports.


  • Prepares and maintains lists, registers, logs, ledgers, files, invoices, requisitions, purchase orders, time sheets and other records either manually and/or by computer.
  • Posts information (e.g. payroll/personnel data, time records, license/permit applications, departmental invoices, sales receipts, etc.) on cards and logs. 
  • Encumbers monies, processes payments and liquidates balances.
  • Balances accounts and assists in preparing reports and statements (e.g. overtime, vacancy, real estate transfers, capital budget, accident, etc.) either manually and/or by computer.
  • Processes and checks records, bills, vouchers, and reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Prepares and/or assists with the preparation of departmental payrolls.
  • Assists in the maintenance of departmental personnel records (e.g., Time Roster Cards, seniority lists, and benefit adjustments).
  • Answers phones and logs complaints.
  • Routes correspondence to appropriate area and/or person.
  • Responds to the public and other parties regarding payments, taxes, license fees, departmental and/or work related procedures.
  • Maintains inventory.
  • Orders approved materials and supplies.
  • Schedules deliveries and repairs.
  • Operates office machines (e.g., PC, computer terminal and peripheral equipment, word processor, typewriter, calculator, fax machine, call director, etc).
  • Collects fees and issues permits, plans, etc.
  • Types reports, cards, forms, and correspondence.
  • Researches and investigates tax, registration, payment or account problems.
  • Computes penalties and interest on late payments.
  • Performs activities and functions of related lower?level personnel and other related tasks/duties as required.

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