Accounting Clerk II (20277225)

South Bay
8/12/2022 at 5pm or until 100 applicants
$82,576.00-$100,214.40 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


70 N First Street Campbell, 95008


The City of Campbell announces an employment opportunity for: Accounting Clerk II

Open Date: Monday, August 1, 2022

Close Date: Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Salary: $82,576.00 - $100,214.40 Annually DOE

This position will close once 100 completed applications are received, or on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5 p.m., whichever occurs first.

Accounting Clerk II:  Under supervision, performs difficult financial and statistical clerical work in accounting and recording of City transactions related to revenue collections and/or purchasing and disbursements and may also handle cash reconciliations and perform related work as required.

Typical Duties:  As assigned, is responsible for the Accounts Payable or Revenue Receipting and Receivables as follows:  Verify and screen financial documents such as purchase orders, check requests, invoices, expense sheets and other requests for disbursement of City monies; process bills and claims in the financial system; print checks and related reports; maintain and file documents in an organized manner; prepare and print purchase orders for approval by City Manager’s Office; maintain encumbrance ledger and reports; maintain the fixed assets system including the tagging of new assets; prepare Federal and State tax returns; Maintain and track performance measures; handle and reconcile cash, prepare bank deposits. Prepare billings for all City accounts receivable including business licensing, tenant lease rentals, reimbursements from State and Federal agencies, and other miscellaneous charges; maintain accounts receivable subledgers and reconcile to general ledger, and maintain Business License database and submit reports to State agencies contact and follow up with debtors regarding payment of accounts; coordinate with collection agency in maintenance of delinquent accounts; audit revenues collected at City registers, reconcile to system reports and interface with general ledger; maintain and reconcile listing of deposits posted to the City and process related refunds; may be required to appear in Small Claims Court to represent the City in delinquent account collection process; prepares journal entries of a recurring nature; and may assist Accountant with routine accounting duties; may also be required to provide secondary coverage to the other position as needed.

Ability to:  Make mathematical calculations and perform detailed clerical work with speed and accuracy. Assist customers in obtaining a business license, process payments and handle general inquiries from the public and other departments. Intermittently, review and proof documents related to department operations; observe, identify and problem solve office operations and procedures; and learn to understand and explain department policies and procedures. Process, balance, and adjust a variety of fiscal transactions and accounting data as well as cash collections. Learn policies and procedures applicable to the processing and maintenance of accounting data. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner to provide a high level of customer service. Understand and follow written and oral instructions. On a continuous basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist and reach office equipment, and bend, squat, kneel, or twist while retrieving and/or returning files from drawers; write and use keyboard to communicate through written means. Operate a personal computer in the performance of a variety of clerical accounting and statistical functions. Type at a speed necessary for successful job performance; lift or carry weight of 25 pounds or less.

Knowledge of:  Financial mathematics, basic statistics, and terminology used in processing financial data; operation of desktop PC, modern spreadsheet and word processing applications (e.g.: Microsoft Excel and Word); modern office and business practices and procedures including principles of good customer service.

Minimum Qualifications:  Education and Experience: Graduation from high school plus at least two years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping or related field.

Possession of:   Valid California Driver's License.

Application Process:   This position will close once 100 completed applications are received, or on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5 p.m., whichever occurs first. 

Applications may not be emailed or faxed. Please do not substitute “see resume” on the employment history section of the applications.  Resumes should be attached separately. A completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire must be received by the Human Resources Division by the closing date.

Testing Process:
Applicants meeting the employment standards as stated may be invited to continue in the selection process.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please call City of Campbell Human Resources at 408-866-2123 or email

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including employment verification and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. The City of Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


Ideal Candidate

The City of Campbell seeks a customer service oriented, energetic, self-motivated person to fill the full-time position of Accounting Clerk II for the Finance Department.  This is an excellent opportunity to join the public finance profession and work in an amazing collaborative team environment.

The Accounting Clerk II performs various  financial duties  within the Accounts Payable, Account Receivable, or Business Licensing area; based upon skills, qualifications, and operational fit.  The ideal candidate will be a consummate team player, be detailed oriented, possess excellent customer service skills, and be able to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.


  • CalPERS - Formula is dependent on hire date and member status in CalPERS. Please see our benefit summary for more information.
  • The monthly Cafeteria Plan Allowance will be based on selected level of coverage, as follows: Employee Only Coverage: $879; Employee Plus One Coverage: $1,757, Employee Plus Family: $2,285 to use towards a CalPERS medical plan or cash out opt: $750/month.
  • The City pays the monthly premiums for employee and eligible dependents for VSP Vision and Delta Dental coverage.
  • City paid life and long-term disability insurance for employee.
  • Employees earn 11-21 days of vacation based on years of service.
  • Receive 10 paid holidays and 5 days of floating holiday.
  • The City contributes $50 per pay period to MissionSquare, the City’s 457 Retirement Plan.
  •  Employees earn 3.69 hours of sick leave per pay period.
  • The City contributes $69.24 per pay period to VEBA, the City’s Voluntary Employee Benefit Association plan.
  • Employees are eligible to receive up to $3,000 per year in tuition reimbursement.

Special Instructions

This position will close once 100 completed applications are received, or on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5 p.m., whichever occurs first.


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