Accounting Technician II (CARES/ARPA)

Finance Department · Juneau, Alaska
Department Finance Department
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $23.79 - $27.58

Accounting Technician II


Job Class: Technician 
Department: Finance

Type of Position: Non-Exempt
Location of Work: Juneau, AK

Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): 8 
Hours of Work: 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. 
Employment Category: Regular Full-Time

Effective Date: 5.24.11

Accounting Technician II is the full-proficiency level in which incumbent examines, verifies, and maintains accounts and accounting data in ledger and subsidiary accounts. Performing the work requires in-depth or broad knowledge of a body of accounting, budget, or other financial management regulations, practices, procedures, and policies related to specific function. Provides financial analysis as requested by the direct Supervisor.

Reports To: Controller
Supervises: N/A
Liaison To: N/A

• Reviews documents for financial coding, accuracy, and appropriate documentation.
• Determines if documents clearly meet defined requirements.
• Identifies source of discrepancy to determine what is required and obtain corrected data as required.
• Calculates payments based on approved documents.
• Processes accounting documents for payments.
• Records expenditures in correct month.
• Tracks and maintains documents through accounting cycle.
• Reviews the efficiency of accounting procedures and recommends changes related to specific function.
• Identifies the need for improved coordination, additional training, and clarification of procedures to reduce errors or process delays.
• Acts as source person for resolving or recommending resolution of routine payment issues. Provides formal and informal training on payment matters.
• Interprets and communicates policies and procedures.
• Generates reports
• Reconciles general ledger accounts and prepares adjusting journal entries.
• Prepares periodic and annual documents; and financial data and analysis

Spending Authority: N/A
Other Authority: N/A

• Ability to work effectively with executives, managers, supervisors, employees, and employee representatives.
• Working knowledge of bookkeeping practices and accounting procedures, practices, methods, techniques, and terminology.
• Knowledge of OMB A-87, OM B A- 102, and Federal Travel Regulations.
• Ability to maintain accurate, complete, and confidential records.
• Working knowledge with word processing, spread sheets, and automated accounting software.
• Ability to interpret and apply and explain laws, regulations and policies.
• Ability to identify discrepancies or inaccuracies in data and make corrections.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Ability to collect, analyze, and organize accounting data, interpret its significance, and prepare reports.
• Working knowledge of techniques and method used in reconciling accounts and auditing.
• Excellent computer skills including MS office Suite programs, and Great Plains.
• Ability to train or lead staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• High School Diploma or GED
• Two years of entry technical level accounting experience required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Associate Degree in Accounting.


The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs.  Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.


  • All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”. This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
  • Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
  • Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Finance Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $23.79 - $27.58