Duke University Job Description:


Job Code: 0448 


Job Level: 10 

Revised Date: 03/19/1998  

Job Family: JF 03 

Occupational Summary

Supervise and coordinate clerical accounting tasks involved in maintaining various accounting and financial records and processing related data.

Work Performed

Supervise and coordinate activities involved in maintaining and processing various accounting and financial records associated with billing, revenue, collection and record keeping activities.

Review, separate and route account payments; verify account posting for accuracy and completeness; review receipts or invoices for proper coding; transmit control sheets to data processing department.

Supervise the compilation of financial and accounting statements and reports involving considerable arithmetical computations; coordinate the reconciliation of accounts receivables and verify reports with IBM statements; verify adjusting entries in journals and ledgers according to standard procedures.

Coordinate the computation and preparation of service bills for clinics and other organizational components including credits for discounts.

Compile financial reports and statements for utilization by higher management. Maintain interface with departmental personnel to provide information to verify or support records and ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; prepare correspondence and answer inquiries regarding account information. Serve as liaison with University, state and federal auditors to facilitate the auditing of records.

Plan and schedule work of clerical staff ensuring proper distribution of assignments and adequate manning, space and facilities for subsequent performance of duties.

Recommend various personnel actions, including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions and vacation schedules. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires knowledge of general accounting principles usually acquired through two years post-secondary education in accounting or a related business field.



Work generally requires 3 years of experience in an accounting setting to become knowledgeable of the accepted accounting practices involved in maintaining more complex financial records, reconciling accounting information and preparing financial statements.






The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.