Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Classification Specification

Pay Grade B03

Basic Function
Under supervision, performs clerical accounting work in support of the accounts receivable function.

Classification Characteristics
Differs from Accounts Payable Clerk in that Accounts Clerk performs accounts receivable and other clerical accounting work, while Accounts Payable Clerk performs accounts payable clerical accounting work. Differs from Supervising Accounts Clerk in that Accounts Clerk performs clerical accounting work, while Supervising Accounts Clerk performs clerical accounting work and exercises lead Metro over accounts Clerks. A Leader receives additional pay for each hour worked as stipulated by the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

Supervised by: Accounting Supervisor; Sr Accountant; Supervising Control Clerk


FLSA: Non-Exempt

Work Environment
In order to achieve Metro’s goals in support of its mission, potential candidates are required to commit and continuously practice and demonstrate the following work values:

Examples of Duties
  • Prepares invoices for billing purposes
  • Prepares statements of accounts for outstanding invoices
  • Prepares aging of receivable reports
  • Prepares documentation and support material for accounts held in abeyance for legal action or in question by debtors
  • Types, proofreads, and distributes invoices
  • Enters, updates, and recalls billing information from computerized system
  • Calculates total payments received
  • Posts journal entries to General Ledger
  • Assembles and distributes monthly financial reports
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Essential Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Clerical accounting practices
  • Basic arithmetic

Ability to:
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions and procedures
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Perform clerical accounting work
  • Post and verify numerical data
  • Balance journal entries
  • Perform simple arithmetical computation and tabulates figures with speed and accuracy
  • Proofread work and identify and correct errors
  • Operate office equipment, including calculators, computers, typewriters, and copying machines
  • Type at a corrected speed of 30 words per minute
  • Interact professionally with other Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Move objects weighing up to 15 pounds
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Minimum Qualifications
Potential candidates interested in the ACCOUNTS CLERK position MUST meet the following requirements:

  • 6 months of experience performing accounts payable and other clerical accounting work

Special Conditions
  • None

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

Date Originally Created: 4/24/1995
Date Last Revised: 5/11/2005
TCU: 0949A