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Account Technician II

University/Agency: Western Illinois University
Civil Service Classification: Account Technician II
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Posting Duration: 6/11/2018 - 6/22/2018
Probation Period: 6 months

Job Description

Employees at this level perform highly complex duties that require independent judgment and initiative, an
extensive knowledge of bookkeeping procedures, and a working knowledge of accounting principles and
practices. The employees work under general supervision of a designated supervisor.
An Account Technician II typically –
1. reviews invoices and statements, verifying information, ensuring funds are available, and, if
questionable, resolving with submitting unit, determining accounts involved, coding transactions, and
processing material for application in the accounting system
2. performs difficult coding where judgment, based on advanced knowledge, must be applied and/or
serves as a resource for other staff
3. posts financial information to journals, registers, ledgers, and other related records; makes
adjustments, prepares trial balances, and reconciles accounts
4. audits ledgers and accounts maintained by others
5. researches and prepares stop payments
6. prepares, or assists in preparing, financial statements or reports (such as cash flow, cash receipts and
disbursement, sales, transfers, or accounts receivable)
7. reconciles reports from outside agencies and operating units by contacting units and researching
causes of discrepancies and taking action to ensure that accounts agree
8. composes correspondence requiring knowledge of departmental procedures, practices, and policies
and the interpretation of such
9. provides standard interpretations of travel regulations, CUSAS coding, and other procedures
10. performs other related duties as assigned


1. Any one or any combination of the following types of preparation:
(a) work experience performing duties comparable to the next lower level of this series
(b) college course work in accounting
(c) college course work in any curriculum
that totals 1.0 unit according to the following conversion rates:
2 years of “a” = 1.0 unit
9 semester hours of “b” = 1.0 unit
90 semester hours in “c” = 1.0 unit.
Amounts of experience and training less than those listed above should be converted to decimal
equivalents of 1.0 unit and added together when computing combinations of the different types
of preparation.
1. ability to apply an extensive knowledge of bookkeeping practices and procedures
2. ability to apply a thorough knowledge of accounting techniques
3. ability to compile complex financial records and prepare routine financial reports or statements
4. ability to operate electronic and/or other standard office equipment
5. ability to work independently and exercise judgment



Account Technician II

Contact Information

University/Agency: Western Illinois University
   Department/College: Human Resources
Contact: Melinda McFadden
Phone Number: 3092981971
Address: 1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Comments: All application materials, including completed application, transcripts, and resume are due in the WIU Human Resources Office, 105 Sherman Hall, Macomb, IL 61455 (309-298-1971) no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018.