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Human Services Accounting Technician

at Arapahoe County Sheriff

Pay: $20.21 to $30.31/hour
$20.21 - $30.31
Posted: 9/10/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2857361

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Our Mission:  Arapahoe County Department of Human Services (ACDHS) builds strong communities by promoting the safety, independence and stability of individuals and families.

Our Vision:  To end the cycle of poverty and prevent abuse and neglect of children and vulnerable adults (using an integrated Two-Generation approach)

ACDHS uses an integrated Two-Generation (2Gen) approach to address all of the basic human services needs of the entire family unit. The 2Gen approach begins with a mindset focused on family-centered program design, continues with the alignment of services and resources within the department as well as across multiple organizations, resulting in coordinated services to children and adults together (family) in order to create long term stability and sustainability.

The 2Gen approach builds well-being for families by focusing equally and intentionally on high-quality services in five areas of focus: early childhood education, adult education and employment pathways, economic security, health and well-being and social capital. This approach will help us achieve our core mission of breaking the generational cycle of poverty, preventing neglect and abuse and building strong communities.

ACDHS has an opening for a full time Accounting Technician. The Finance Division of Human Services consists of 16 employees focused on supporting functions of the department through various finance-related activities, such as: financial analysis and reporting; budgeting and accounting; purchases through the county purchasing process and tracking fixed assets.

This position performs a variety of technical accounting duties associated with the paying, classifying, recording and reporting of County, State, and Federal funds.  Duties assigned cover a broad range of accounting functions including general accounting, analysis and reconciliations.
The above duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time.


Responsible for accounts payable functions including file maintenance, vendor relations, invoice coding and entry to accounting software, SAP.  

Reviews and reconciles employee mileage and travel and business expense reimbursement submissions for accuracy, completeness and compliance with County and State procedures and policies.

Reviews fiscal source documents for completeness, mathematical accuracy, proper authorizations, and sufficiency of information and proper fund/account combinations before entering information into SAP.

Responsible for client and provider benefit payables through Trails, CHATS, and other state systems.

Responsible for accounts receivable functions including collecting daily payments from customers and providers, issuing receipts, completing spreadsheets and entering deposits into SAP.

Responsible for Colorado Child Care Assistance program provider fiscal agreements, audits, and ACH payments.

Responsible for preparing deposits for daily armored car pickup accurately and timely.

Responsible for entering cash payments daily or monthly into the appropriate state systems, CBMS, CFMS, TRAILS or CHATS.

Ability to review and release payroll payments for out of home placements and problem solve discrepancies.

Responsible for reviewing employee bi-weekly payroll and reports for accuracy, and communicates with employees and supervisors regarding time keeping issues. Also trains department staff on ESS/MSS system.

Communicates primarily with personnel within the Human Services department for the purpose of offering solutions to various system and accounting inquiries. Communications will extend to other agencies within the county, other counties, the state accounting, and external agencies as necessary to perform duties.

Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of accounts payable accounting principles and practices.

Strong ability to learn CDHS rules and regulations pertaining to state programs.

Knowledge of or ability to learn various County and State computer systems, such as, CFMS, Trails, CHATS, CBMS, EBT, MS Office, SAP, ICM and Microsoft Outlook.  Prefer intermediate level Excel.

Ability to use logic and problem solving skills applicable to State and County financial reporting systems.

Analyze complex situations related to program eligibility and benefit payments, understand all of the information, and then draw conclusions from the analysis 

Behavioral Competencies:

Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills.

Ability to work both independently and as a team member in an organized, productive, and collaborative environment.

Interacts professionally with team members in a collaborative problem-solving environment.  Ability to objectively listen and evaluate others' comments and resolve differences of opinion in a professional manner.

Communications extend beyond the division to others within the agency, other counties, and state.  The ability to communicate effectively with strong oral and written skills is required.  

Ability to manage time in a high-volume work environment in order to meet all County, State and Federal deadlines.



High School diploma or GED equivalent. 


Two (2) years of general accounting experience

(An equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be sufficient.)

Preferred Qualifications:

Associates degree in accounting or business/finance 

Bachelor's degree in accounting highly desirable.

Human Services accounting experience

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program experience

Supplemental Information

Must pass a criminal pre-employment background check and post-employment fingerprint check.

The salary grade listed is the full salary range for the Accounting Technician position. Please note that the hiring salary will typically be near the lower end of the pay range listed.

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