Account Clerk III

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Account Clerk III


Under limited direction, coordinate and/or personally perform financial recordkeeping work; to prepare financial statements and reports; to assist in preparation of proposals for Federal programs; to perform a variety of responsible clerical work; and to do related work as required, consistent with the job description.


Directly responsible to designated administrators.


  • Coordinates and/or personally performs work in posting expenditure and income accounts of District and Federal budgets
  • Prepares periodic reports for District officials
  • Prepares special financial reports and surveys for the District officials
  • May train other employees as necessary
  • Assists in the budgetary preparation of District and Federal program proposals
  • Assists in maintaining financial records
  • Prepares financial reports for State, Federal, or Local agencies as required
  • Performs a variety of responsible clerical work
  • Composes routine letters and memoranda
  • Types special reports of department activities
  • Operates a computer terminal
  • Controls the data entry and output functions
  • Performs clerical work involved in the receipt, auditing, and scheduling of data processing materials
  • Operates various peripheral data processing equipment
  • Understands accounting and financial recordkeeping principles and procedures
  • Office practices and equipment
  • Principles of training and supervision
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Prepares clear and accurate financial statements and reports
  • Analyzes financial data and reports
  • Makes arithmetical calculations with speed and accuracy
  • Trains and supervises subordinate employees.



  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.
  • Terminology, processes and operations of assigned office or program.
  • Record-keeping and filing techniques.
  • Telephone techniques and etiquette.
  • Basic research methods and report preparation techniques.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic budgeting practices regarding monitoring and control.
  • Basic math.
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.


  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and administration.
  • Interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Answer telephones and greet the public courteously.
  • Maintain records, logs and files.
  • Learn principles of training and providing work direction and guidance to others.
  • Compile, assemble, verify and prepare data for records and reports.
  • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
  • Compose correspondence and written materials independently.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
  • Be able to multitask. Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
  • Move hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  • Hear and speak to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • See to read a variety of materials.
  • Bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to file materials.


  • Type at a speed of thirty-five (35) words per minute
  • Operate adding, calculating, and bookkeeping machines
  • Pass qualifying test.

Salary Range 24

How to Apply


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  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.