Accounting Clerk I - Accounts Payable

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Job Code: PD23-40
Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 5th February 2024
Sunday, 5th May 2024
Department: Finance
Location: Main Office
Kensington, Md
10400 Detrick Avenue
Job Type:
Full Time
Pay Rate: Grade 14; Salary Range: $44,244 - $70,108 | Salary determined by departmental budget- Offer commensurate with experience

Job Description:


The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) was established in 1974 to better respond to the County’s need for affordable housing. HOC is authorized to acquire, own, lease, and operate housing; to provide for the construction or renovation of housing; obtain financial assistance from any public or private source to assist its housing activities; and arrange for social services, resident services and day care.

As an Accounting Clerk, you will fill a support role in HOC’s goals through overseeing the smooth and efficient processing of accounting related information. The primary responsibilities for this position will be focused on routine operational tasks and reports.


  • This position is responsible for monitoring assigned accounts including HOA’s to assure timeliness and accuracy of payments.
  • Obtain appropriate approval of invoices. Review invoice for accuracy of information.
  • Maintain complex invoice and HOA spreadsheets or database of account histories.
  • Research problems concerning invoices and HOA statements. Enter invoices into computer.
  • Produce batch listing and verify accuracy of all data entry. When checks are produced, compare them to invoices. If accurate, prepare documents for mailing.
  • Compare vendor statements to invoices paid. If there are outstanding invoices, determine cause and pay immediately if appropriate.
  • Assure that W9s are sent to and received from all new vendors.

Required Qualifications:

  • Requires a high school diploma
  • At least 2 years accounting or bookkeeping experience
  • Knowledge of accounting procedures appropriate to assigned position
  • Knowledge of and work experience in computerized accounting procedures and applicable software packages
  • Ability to perform data entry rapidly and accurately
  • Ability to use calculator rapidly and accurately
  • Ability to create and maintain a spreadsheet or database
  • Maintain accurate filing system for assigned vendors
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Must be organized, dependable and detail oriented
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Preferred Skills:

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Low-income residents
in Montgomery County with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

HOC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race,
color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected
veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. HOC
promotes a drug-free workplace.

HOC conducts criminal background checks, employment reference checks, and where
applicable, reviews driving records in determining suitability for employment. Selected
applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.
Employment is contingent upon drug and alcohol test results.