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        City of Auburn Seeks Student Public Finance Specialist

        March 26, 2024 By Lillie Patton

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        The City of Auburn has an open opportunity for accounting majors to work part-time as a Student Public Finance Specialist. This is an excellent opportunity to gain real-world experience in the government sector. 

        Learn More & Apply .

        Below are some key excerpts from the job description. 

        General Statement of Duties

        Performs a wide variety of administrative and technical support duties to Finance staff to help the department function more efficiently.

        Distinguishing Features

        The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide support duties to the Finance Department. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Principal Financial Analyst. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Finance Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Department and City and Water Board employees and the public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment, typically while sitting at a desk or table.

        Examples of Essential Work

        • Knowledge of the functions of a Finance Department within a city government.
        • Knowledge of various finance techniques, including calculation of interest, using appropriate computer software.
        • Knowledge of financial instruments, such as leases, loans, investments, and mortgages.
        • Knowledge of utility billing policies and procedures.
        • Knowledge of local government operations, policies and plans, and modern office practices and procedures.
        • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other similar programs.
        • Skill in using computers for data entry, word processing, and/or accounting purposes.
        • Skill in the use of small office equipment, including calculators, copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
        • Skill in effective communication, both orally and in writing.
        • Ability to meet and deal with employees and the public in an effective and courteous manner.
        • Ability to get along with others, and work effectively with the public and co-workers.
        • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive matters.
        • Ability to use computers for data entry, word processing, and/or accounting purposes.
        • Ability to work independently, work well with others, and manage time effectively.