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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

01013 ACCOUNTING CLERK III

Uses a knowledge of double entry bookkeeping in performing one or more of the following:

  • Posts actions to journals,
  • identifying subsidiary accounts affected and debit and credit entries to be made and assigning proper codes;
  • reviews computer printouts against manually maintained journals, detecting and correcting erroneous postings,
  • and preparing documents to adjust accounting classifications and other data; or reviews lists of transactions rejected by an automated system, determining reasons for rejections, and preparing necessary correcting material.
  • On routine assignments, employee selects and applies established procedures and techniques.

Detailed instructions are provided for difficult or unusual assignments. Completed work and methods used are reviewed for technical accuracy.