Trimet Finance Clerk (AP Clerk) in United States

Finance Clerk (AP Clerk)



Finance Clerk (AP Clerk)


$23.87 - $31.83 Hourly


Suite 300 Portland, OR

Job Type

Union Full-Time


Finance (Union)

Job Number



3/30/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

  • Description

  • Benefits


Responsible for accurate and timely preparation, processing and reconciliation of payroll and/or accounts payable functions and related activities. Respond to associated internal and external customer inquiries. Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Perform related duties as required.

Essential Functions

  1. Audit, adjust, and input invoices or time reports into on-line computerized systems, prepare batch controls for data entry, and initiate and reconcile reports.

  2. Assist in developing methods and systems for maintaining and controlling financial systems.

  3. Ensure that source documentation, including authorization and account distribution, is complete and accurate.

  4. Ensure that expenditures are in compliance with agency policies and in conformity with contract or purchase order terms and conditions.

  5. Set up and maintain master files and related records. Audit initial set-up and changes for completeness.

  6. Maintain records and prepare reports for proper payment of payroll taxes for Social Security, Federal and State withholding, and State unemployment compensation, including balancing and distributing annual W-2 forms.

  7. Calculate and prepare answers related to garnishments, child support, etc., for authorized agencies.

  8. Accumulate, calculate, and submit all changes under the pension plan for approval by Administrative Committee. Provide trust account with all information necessary to prepare pension benefit checks.

  9. Respond to and resolve employee and external inquiries.

Position Requirements

Associate's degree in business or accounting.

Minimum of three years experience in payroll or accounting. Additional years of experience may substitute for educational requirements.

Strong skills with Word, Excel, Outlook, database applications and other software applications.

Oracle experience preferred.

Or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Selection Criteria

  1. Knowledge of accounting procedures related to payroll or accounts payable.

  2. Ability to process large volumes of detailed work quickly and accurately.

  3. Ability to analyze and resolve problems logically and diplomatically.

  4. Ability to maintain calm and professional demeanor in all situations.

  5. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and orally.

  6. Ability to perform multiple tasks in an environment subject to interruptions.

  7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management and the general public, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds, the elderly, persons with disabilities and/or other vulnerable populations.

  8. Ability to perform tasks requiring basic mathematical and problem-solving skills.

  9. Demonstrated ability to maintain a dependable work attendance record.

  10. Ability to adapt to changing work environments.

  11. Ability to operate personal computer systems including Word, Excel and Outlook. Demonstrated proficiency to accurately keyboard (type).

Type of Position /Grade/FLSA:

Union, Non-Exempt, Regular Full-time. Minimum starting wage: $23.87- $31.83per hour. Wage will be in accordance with the current Working and Wage Agreement.

Selection Process – Candidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of:

  1. Application Review/Resume & Cover Letter

  2. Supplemental Testing

  3. Panel Interview

  4. References and FCRA check

Supplemental Information:

Make sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role. And be encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application. You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each.

Internal applicants: Information in your personnel file will not be used in lieu of information requested on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans' preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and attach supporting documentation at the time of application submission.

TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.