Energy Northwest Accounting Clerk-Payroll in Richland, Washington

General Summary

PLEASE NOTE: This position is assigned to the payroll team within the Human Resources department. However, on an as needed basis, this position will also provide support to the Finance department. This position requires working occasional weekends and some scheduled holidays to ensure timely payroll processing.

Under general supervision, perform complex accounting clerical duties in support of a wide variety of functions, such as Payroll, Accounts Payable, Treasury, Accounts Receivable, Travel, Benefits, Relocations, and General Accounting, according to general procedures. Duties and tasks are frequently non-routine. Work under minimal supervision, resolving most questions and problems, referring only the most complex issues to higher levels. Apply some advanced skills to the position within assigned functional area. Review processes, procedures, and techniques, and offer suggestions and improvements to meet the more complex requirements of the position.


Responsibilities may include all or some the following: Support cash management activities: Wire/ACH transfers, bank account management Support investment management activities: Coordinate the input and settlement of investment transactions Support debt management activities: Coordinate the input and settlement of debt repayment and debt issuance transactions. Support Accounts Payable Contract Management Perform periodic reconcilement of general ledger accounts and bank accounts. Complete various internal and external financial reports, including but not limited to allocations, tax returns, bond amortization schedules, cash flow statements, financial statements, and annual audit schedules. Prepare invoices, mail and follow-up on Accounts Receivables. Enter financial and payment data into computerized systems. Develop accounting schedules and graphs on personal computers and maintain system tables and files. Process invoices and payments in a timely and accurate manner. Correct system edits from various PeopleSoft/Passport and client server financial systems. Maintain accounting files and records. Distribute reports and payments in a timely and accurate manner. Review Financial System Data for completeness and accuracy. Update and analyze financial information, verify such information, and publish a variety of daily, weekly, monthly, and annual financial reports. Record receipts and disbursements; prepare journal entries; and reconcile and prepare supporting schedules. Prepare and maintain desk procedures. Experienced user of real time on-line financial computerized systems. Perform verification/validation testing for all financial software systems. Participate in cross-training program to adequately provide backup for all positions within this job description. Perform general office duties and other accounting clerical tasks as required.


A high school diploma or GED is required, with some college course work from an accredited college or university. One to three years demonstrated equivalent level of accounting knowledge in an accounting clerical position (i.e., Payroll, Accounts Payable, Treasury, and General Accounting), depending on education. A four-year College degree in a Business related program (i.e. Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, etc.) from an accredited college or university may be substituted for any experience requirements noted above.

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This is a bargaining unit position and the pay rate is $22.81 per hour.

This position is open until May 5, 2019.

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Energy Northwest

Job Title: Accounting Clerk-Payroll

Job ID: 6203