Senior Account Bookkeeper

Harrison Township is seeking a highly motivated and organized person to fill the position of Account Bookkeeper in the Water and Sewer. 

General Statement of Duties: Performs complex accounting bookkeeping tasks in
addition to those duties characteristic of the Account Bookkeeper. Responsible for the
assignment of, and scheduling of work to, clerical Employees as directed and/or in
conformance with departmental operating procedures.

Examples of Duties:
The following are typical examples, but not limited to, types of work assignments for the position.

1. Performs senior duties, which include training of clerical personnel, scheduling work, outlining assignments and methods, and reviewing work product. Assists with establishing and maintaining functions within the general office.

2. May, upon request of the Department Head, participate in the interview process of
clerical applicants.

3. Confers directly with and coordinates information gathering for independent auditors.

4. Schedules the work flow of various functions including billing, posting, adjusting,
meter reading, payments and other reports to insure deadlines are met, that timely
receipts of revenues are assured and that penalties for late payments of bills are avoided.

5. Communicates with the public in person or by telephone in a friendly, helpful and
professional manner by providing information on both Township policy and
procedures, resolves problems and disputes, initiates communication, oral and written,
may serve as representative of the department.

6. Communicates with and respond to inquiries from other governmental agencies such
as local, state and federal governments, courts, regulatory agencies and Selfridge ANG.

7. Completes the financial records and accounting procedures of the assigned personnel
and suggests changes in the accounting systems and operational procedures where
considered necessary.

8. Assists in daily cash management of daily balances, settlements, purchases, sales, fund
transfers and maintains daily ledgers and spreadsheets.

9. Assists with budget process.

10. Processes all adjustments to the tax bills and tax rolls for Board of Review, Michigan
Tax Tribunals and State of Michigan Homestead denials, recissions and uncapping;
also coordinates with Assessing office.

11. Directs and performs the preparation of monthly and year end closings and balancing
of accounts; compiles and prepares quarterly reports regarding water and sewer
purchases; responsible for water and sewer lateral program. Maintain and balance
general ledger activity, prepare and post reconciling entries, standard journal entries.
Prepare and maintain all General Ledger reports.

 12. Operates and maintains a variety of office equipment such as calculators, cash registers, fax machines and copiers, etc. Operates and maintains computer systems, assists programmers in developing software and provides training to others. Prepares the more difficult correspondence and reports.

13. Serves as a leader in providing counter assistance, explaining departmental policy, and handles irregular problems and questions.

14. May maintain and create payroll records for Employees which includes hours worked (both regular and overtime), wages paid, deductions withheld and post to these records from data provided by others, including time sheets, leave slips, tax tables, withholding certificates, dues authorization forms and credit union authorization forms. Issue paychecks by processing time sheets or other reports.

15. Maintain computerized personnel records for each Employee including Employee benefits such as scheduled salary increases, eligibility for longevity, annual, sick leave earned and taken and holiday pay.

16. Prepare through utilization of the computer program appropriate reports of annual

17. Communicate with Employees be answering inquires regarding payroll.

18. Discharges other related duties within the Employee’s Department, as assigned: (a)which member(s) of the classification have performed in the past, or (b) which are required to meet emergencies, or (c) which are required to provide necessary services when other Employees are absent or not available, or (d) which involve the use of new equipment, procedures or techniques in the performance of such duties.

Salary: Starts at $45,792.70 per union contract 

Harrison Township offers medical, vision, and dental plans for its full time employees. 



Duties: Performs physical inspections of all new construction from foundation to final completion of projects for compliance with Township Codes and Ordinances; investigates complaints of building ordinance violations on existing buildings and takes steps to bring violations within standards.

Examples of Duties:The following are typical examples, but not limited to, types of work assignments for the position.

1. Conducts physical inspections, including follow-up inspections, of buildings at various stages of construction to determine if building and safety codes are being met. Investigates potential violations of Township ordinances. Maintains records of all contacts and actions taken on each inspection.

2. Communicates with builders and homeowners in a friendly, cooperative and professional manner to explain code requirements, answer questions, investigates complaints and obtains compliance with Township requirements and takes appropriate action for resolution.

3. Enforces Township ordinances as applicable and directed.

4. Makes annual inspections as required by adopted State Building Code and local ordinances.

5. Performs office work related to inspections, etc.

6. Answers telephone and walk-in inquires on codes, ordinances, zoning requirements and complaints as directed.

7. Review and alter when necessary, plans and specifications for new and existing construction.

8. Assist other Employees in the Building and Ordinance Department as necessary.

9. Consult with Township Attorney for the purpose of legal interpretation of ordinances, swearing out warrants and setting trial dates as required and where directed. Testify in court and maintain detailed records for court appearances.

10. Verify property location and ownership through public records and documents. Obtain title work and property identification records for condemnations. Prepare and type code list.

11. Responsible for weed cutting orders and invoicing of all vacant parcels.


Necessary Special Qualifications:

• Act 54 Inspector licensed required. Plan-Review licensed preferred.

• Possession of a valid Michigan Driver’s License.

Salary:   $28 - $32 / hour   

Email all relevant material and resumes regarding municipal employment to Joe Aragona at; jaragona@harrison-township.org

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