Accounting Technician

High Plains Library District / Greeley, CO

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $20.77 to $28.10 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description


Processes payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, creates reports, and performs general accounting procedures.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

10% - PAYROLL PROCESSING – Calculates each employees wages based on timecards, authorized benefit deductions, and federal and state taxes; makes journal entries and reconciles, creates tax reports, compares to third party sick pay, and makes year end reconciliations in order to compute wages.  E

2% - ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER – Processes EFT deposits by acting as liaison with employees and banks on account information, verifies account information is accurate, trouble-shoots any errors or discrepancies in order to deposit correct amounts in accounts.  E

15%  - ACCOUNTS PAYABLE – Prepares for the payment of goods and services by matching invoices with purchase orders, reviewing invoices for accuracy, tracking expenses on procurement cards, notifying Finance Director for discrepancy resolution, coding invoices to proper accounts, inputting data into the financial information system, and printing checks in order to accurately pay invoices.  E

5% - ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE – Invoices member libraries for collection purchases, cataloging services, Horizon access, phone and internet usage, and courier services in order to receive reimbursement for member libraries expenditures.  E

10% - FOUNDATION – Processes Foundation financial information by producing statements, inputting financial data, recording deposits and making journal entries, producing checks, balancing bank statements, verifying account codes in order to keep Foundation financial information accurate.  E

5% - REPORTS – Creates reports such as withholding reports, tax reports, benefit reports, attendance reports, budget reports, year end audit reports, programming cost sheets, electronic file for A/P and payroll for Electronic Fund Transfers, and various financial documents in order to report financial information to appropriate staff members, management, and outside agencies.  E

2%  - FIXED ASSETS – Sets up fixed assets in database, calculates useful life and depreciation schedule, estimates replacement and makes adjustments and journal entries to reflect asset value.  E

30% - ACCOUNTING – Makes journal entries, posts to general ledger, coordinates procurement card processes, and performs other general accounting procedures in order to accurately record financial information.  E

5% - CAFR – Assists in the preparation of the CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) by compiling annual financial information in the format required, following all GASB and GAAP recommendations.  E

11% - SUPPLIES & ORDERING – Receives completed Purchase Order Requisition; orders supplies from vendor websites or by phone; reconciles ordering errors and returns; logs Purchase Order Requisition number and originator in spreadsheet; forwards order confirmation to originator; orders standing paper orders; and monitors and maintains office supplies inventory District Support Services supply cabinet in order to order and maintain supplies.  E

5% - POSTAGE METERS – Tracks postage costs for Farr and Centennial Park branches, fills postage meter when empty, makes journal entry to record expenditure in order to maintain postage meters.  E


Minimum Requirements:


Associates Degree (Bachelor’s preferred)



1 - 2 years of experience


Or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the success factors.


District Success Factors:

Focuses on the customer


Contributes to a positive work environment

Strategic thinking

Pursues personal development

Continuous improvement

Takes pride in the workplace

Emotionally intelligent


Knowledge of public library operations



Job Success Factors:

Knowledge of basic accounting procedures

Knowledge of Federal and State regulations regarding payroll

Skill in customer relations

Skill in Excel

Skill in Windows, Word, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Excel, ADP, Blackbaud Financial Edge, and Quickbooks

Able to operate various office equipment including copiers


Physical Success Factors:

Mostly sitting at a computer station in a climate controlled environment.

Some lifting up to 25 lbs.


This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

Required Education

  • Associate's Degree

Application Requirements

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HR Contact Information

Human Resources 970-506-8587

Additional info

Pay Grade: 43
Compensation/Benefits: $20.77 - $28.10
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Hours: Temporary position with flexible hours up to 40 hr/wk
Location: Administration and Support Services, Greeley Co
Supervisor: Finance Manager


High Plains Library District website:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Salary Wage Calculator $20.77 to $28.10 per hour

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No Benefits

Date Posted

April 9th, 2019

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