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Accounting Clerk

Company: Penske Automotive Group
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


The Accounting Clerk obtains, enters and maintains financial data and accounting records by performing the following duties in accordance with company policy and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Compiles and sorts documents, such as invoices and checks, substantiating business transactions
  • Verifies and posts details of business transactions, such as funds received and disbursed, and totals accounts
  • Prepares vouchers, invoices, checks, account statements, reports, and other records
  • Reconciles bank statements by comparing statements with general ledger
  • Maintains accounting data and records by making copies and filing documents
  • Maintains accurate accounting data and records by entering data into the applicable computer programs and processing backups
  • Determines management and quality requirements by asking questions and listening
  • Maintains a follow-up system that encourages follow through with assigned projects
  • Establishes personal performance goals that are consistent with company standards of productivity and devises a strategy to meet those goals
  • Understands the terminology of the business and keeps abreast of technology changes in products
  • Knows and understands the requirements which govern the company's business
  • Understands and follows work rules and procedures
  • Follows lawful directions from supervisors
  • Upholds the company's non-disclosure and confidentiality policies and agreements
  • Attends company meetings as required
  • Works evenings, weekends and holidays as required
  • Maintains a professional appearance and a neat work area in accordance with company policy
  • Other duties as assigned

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EEO Statement

The Company is committed to hiring a diverse and qualified workforce. We will not consider any characteristic or category protected by state or federal law in hiring or employment decisions, including but not limited to race, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, status as a parent, or genetic information.


  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions and information
  • Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to meet company's production and quality standards
  • Customer service skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Able to work with a diverse group of people

Work Environment/ Physical Demands

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Light Work- lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time and/or frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. This position requires a good deal of sitting with some occasional walking or standing.
  • This position requires the ability to push, pull, stoop, kneel, reach, grasp.
  • This position involves repetitive motion.
  • This position requires the ability to talk and hear.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Standard Business Hours with ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as required

Required Education and Experience

Associate degree or equivalent; and six months or more related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Education and Experience

Two to four year's related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Keywords: Penske Automotive Group, San Jose , Accounting Clerk, Other , San Jose, California

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