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 Job Information 
  Job Title: #5201 - Accounting Clerk
  Category: Accounting/Bookkeeping
  Career Center: External
  City/Town: Philadelphia
  Location: Administration Group
  Type of Assignment: Permanent
  Position Type: Full Time
  Start Date: 1/29/2013
  End Date: 2/3/2013

 Additional Information 
  Years of Work Experience: 1

 Job Description 
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the nations's sixth largest transportation system. SEPTA has an immediate opening for an Accounting Clerk in our Accounting Department located in our center city, Philadelphia headquarters. The Accounting Clerk performs a multitude of tasks which includes receiving data from various sources, compiling, posting and reconciling data to various journals, ledgers, statements, and reports.

The starting salary is $20.51 an hour.

We offer a competitive benefits package.

Free employee transportation pass good on all SEPTA vehicles.


1. Receives source documents (fuel receipts, printout online computer reports, etc.) from various Authority departments. Verifies for completeness and accuracy as necessary. Prepares and logs information to journal entry format.

2. Inputs data, i.e. journal entries, to the General Accounting System. Retrieves and updates data on personal computer. Responds to error messages, researches discrepancies, and corrects as necessary.

3. Posts items, such as sales and use taxes to worksheets and prepares monthly request for payment.

4. Reconciles all source data with input data on reports.

5. Compiles various monthly and quarterly reports for fuel, etc.

6. Performs miscellaneous clerical functions, which include filing, xeroxing, binding, and distributing and packing files.

7. Researches data on microfiche, CD-ROM, and microfilm within the General Accounting Department.

8. Prepares materials to be microfilmed and maintains listing of all items readied.

9. Performs other duties as assigned.

10. Backfills for other Accounting Clerk.


Must have a High school diploma or equivalent.

Must possess bookkeeping, math, and typing

Must successfully pass data entry, math, and basic Word and Excel tests.

Good communication skills.