Accounting Technician I - Community Planning and Development

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Dec 09, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Planning and Development

Job Description

About Our Job

Employment Requirement:
City employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. Refer to the COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Mandate Candidate Q&A for additional information.

At Community Planning and Development, we envision, enable, and ensure a better Denver. Denver's Community Planning and Development Department is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring that all buildings are safe. Community Planning and Development plays a role in growing our world-class city, while keeping its beloved features intact. From the skyscrapers of the Central Business District; to the walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods of Central Park; to the charming Victorian effects of the Baker district, the staff at Community Planning and Development works to make Denver a great place to live, work and play. The department's three primary functions are planning, permitting and inspections. Learn more about how we're "BUILDING COMMUNITY" at and

Interested? At the City and County of Denver and CPD you can apply your expertise and contribute directly to the community. Please review the required qualifications and submit your application/resume for consideration by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top of this posting and/or visit our jobs page.

The City and County of Denver's Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Finance and Accounting work group as a full-time Accounting Technician I.

Working in the cashier's office the Accounting Technician I will perform centralized revenue collection, cashiering and posting of funds for various city departments and agencies. All related documents must be analyzed for accuracy and completeness. All policies and procedures must be adhered to before acceptance and processing. This position also performs reconciliation of funds and prepares deposits while adhering to cash handling requirements set by the city's Office of the Controller, the State of Colorado and other entities that govern accounting practices and procedures. Other duties include the preparation and processing of documents and forms in accordance with specialized Short Check Notification, internal billing, daily and month end reports.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Performing a variety of entry-level to routine accounting transactions, which include preparing, maintaining, and verifying records, ledgers, logs, and statements, complying and tabulating balances for records, coding data according to set accounting procedures, and ensuring accuracy and compliance of financial transactions
  • Working with stakeholders both internal and external to the city to respond to general inquires, and providing general information and assistance regarding accounting information and transactions, which include the status of accounts, payments, issuance of checks, and available balances
  • Identifying and reconciling routine discrepancies between records and accounting systems, compiling supporting documentation, and creating records of corrective action
  • Receiving and preparing routine revenue deposits from other city departments/agencies/divisions or outside entities doing business with the City and County of Denver. The successful candidate will also reconcile cash and credit statements, prepare bank deposit slips, allocate funds to appropriate accounts, verify deposits with bank statements, ensure cashiers and terminals are sufficiently funded, and record financial information in accounting systems
  • Processing invoices for payment of goods and services, verifying contract rates and terms, working with stakeholders to ensure timeliness and accuracy of payments, and recording inventory of new capital equipment and fixed assets
  • Tracking and maintaining various ledgers, registers, and journals in accordance with established fiscal policies and procedures
  • Reviewing routine accounting transactions, documents, and financial calculations to ensure accuracy of records and data, and ensure compliance with fiscal rules, policies, and procedures
  • Preparing and assisting with the preparation of routine accounting reports, statements, and documents, which includes gathering and organizing information and data
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

Work schedule is Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have the following:
  • Prior experience in a public or private regulatory environment, cash handling and governmental or general accounting
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively - verbally and in writing
  • Efficiently demonstrates excellent time/work management skills
  • Works well under pressure and able to multitask
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
  • Ability to work as part of a team to support both internal and external customers
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Cashiering Solutions (ECS) system, Accela permit tracking system, and Workday

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualification:

  • Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate
  • Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of clerical experience, which includes One (1) year of experience performing financial recordkeeping
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements
  • License/Certifications: None

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CV2358 Accounting Technician I
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$17.87 - $26.80

Starting Pay
$18.00-$22.00/hour based on experience and education

Community Planning & Development

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Job Address

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