City of Detroit

Accounting Technician IV

1 week ago
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Administration Division, Office of Budget
$44,499 - $52,202


Posting will close on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 5pm.


The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is seeking to fill an Accounting Technician IV position within the Administration Branch of the Office of Budget. The Accounting Technician IV is an advanced level paraprofessional that requires nominal direction and supervision. Accounting Technicians provide support to budget personnel that perform technical budget and budget support functions. Accounting Technicians in this category require an understanding of automated financial management systems, standard budgetary terminology. Accounting Technicians as this level also require knowledge of a variety of budget functional areas and their relationships to other functions to research or investigate problems or errors that require reconciling and reconstructing incomplete information, conducting extensive and exhaustive searches for required information, or performing actions of similar complexity. Accounting Technicians IV also perform administrative and clerical duties and work with automated systems and software packages such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms and other office procedures and terminology.


The Accounting Technician IV performs a full range of administrative and budget support functions including but not limited to:

  • Provides support to computerized systems for budget development, budget execution and budget monitoring;
  • Reviews budgets and prepares budget documents;
  • Prepares, at the direction of a Budget Analyst, periodic activity and statistical reports for management;
  • Prepares, reviews, and analyzes, at the direction of a Budget Analyst, Capital Improvement Project (CIP) budgets; Prepares monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad-hoc financial analyses and reports to maintain expenditure control;
  • Coordinates, at the direction of a Budget Analyst, with the Office of Departmental Financial Services to ensure proper tracking and spending of finances;
  • Summarizes budgets, submits recommendations, and prepares reports for the recommendation of the approval or disapproval of funds requests;
  • Reviews and evaluates basic contract requirements for compliance with departmental policies; and
  • Ensures conformity with City Agency budgets.

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High School graduation or General Educational Development (GED) certificate. It is preferred that the high school coursework include some basic business or business-related classes, such as basic computer skills, software packages, bookkeeping, or other business-related coursework. Some positions may require an Associate’s Degree or 50 college credit hours in business administration, finance or related field.



Three (3) years of experience involving budget or finance related work. Accounting Technician IV must demonstrate proficiency with integrated word processing and spreadsheet functions.


License / Certificates




Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.


Applicants may be required to illustrate proficiency in the use of software packages such as the Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel. Applicants may be required to take written tests or work simulations to illustrate proficiency in other skill sets as may be determined based on the duties and responsibilities to be performed. These written tests might include mathematical skills and writing skills, including grammar and reading comprehension.


Applicants may be subject to background, criminal, and credit checks.


Valid government issued identification will be required at time of hire.


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