Accounting Technician (New Orleans, LA)


$2,602.00 - $4,682.00 Monthly


New Orleans, LA

Job Type


Job Number



Port of New Orleans Port Commission

Opening Date


Closing Date

3/28/2024 11:59 PM Central

Supplemental Information


Who We Are
The Port of New Orleans is a modern multimodal gateway for global commerce and an in-demand cruise port. Our competitive edge comes from our ability to deliver seamless, integrated logistics solutions between river, rail and road.

Our mission is to drive regional economic prosperity by maximizing the flow of international trade and commerce as a modern gateway.

Advancing global connections and infrastructure to exceed the needs of tomorrow.

Potential starting salary is $15.01/hr. to $21.01/hr.
The actual starting salary depends on the qualifications of the applicant. 

Port NOLA offers competitive benefits that prioritize safety, health and wellness for our employees. Employees have access to the following benefits:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Medical and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life Insurance options
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • State of Louisiana LASERS state pension program
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 plan) with employer match
  • Paid Louisiana State Holidays; and paid Annual and Sick Leave
  • Wellness Center located in the Port Administration Building
  • Ship Shape Wellness Program

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For further information about this vacancy contact:
April McKnight
Port of New Orleans / Human Resources
P.O. Box 60046
New Orleans, LA 70160



Three years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, or numerical computation.
College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
An Associate Degree in Accounting, Accounting Technology, or Business from an accredited college or university will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Training in a vocational-technical school or military school in Accounting, Accounting Technology, or Business will substitute for up to one year of required experience on the basis of one month of training for one month of experience.
NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.


Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To provide the full range of paraprofessional accounting services.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Generally from higher-level fiscal or administrative position.

Supervision Exercised:
May supervise lower-level paraprofessional fiscal or administrative positions.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Accounting Specialist 2 by responsibility for preparation of basic-level financial reports.

Differs from professional accountants by assisting accounting professionals in the performance of various tasks within the accounting process.

Examples of Work

       Preparation of payments received for processing:

  • Review daily listing of checks and electronic payments, endorse all checks.
  • Deposit checks received using Chase Quick Deposit machine on daily basis.
  • Run daily report for all payments deposited using Chase Quick Deposit machine.
  • Prepare bank deposit slips for all machine rejected checks.

16%        Recording of daily payments:

  • Create cash entry for each payment.
  • Apply payments to customer accounts against open invoices.
  • Attach scanned copy of check and back up received with each cash payment.
  • Confer with customers by telephone or e-mail to determine missing invoice numbers on payments.

15%        Create adjusting journal entries and accruals as requested by supervisor. Create journal entries to move non customer payments to specific general ledger accounts. Create adjustment credits and debits when needed.
Manage payment related credit memos, debit memos, applications and application reversals. Research accounts credits (unapplied payments) and discuss with supervisor if a refund is due to customer. Reverse payments through special function.

12%        Prepare quick-pay and regular requisitions using Sales Force purchasing subsystem for all accounting department invoices owed to vendors. Run weekly requisition report to make sure all created requisitions has been received and changed to purchase orders so accounts payable can process invoices for payment.
Report incoming cash and electronic payments to supervisor. Calculates daily, weekly, and monthly cash expectations.

12%        Run and review daily cash entry detail report. Reconcile the cash receipt journal to the bank quick deposit machine daily report and monthly end closing report.
Run and review cash matching details report and cash entries audit report on monthly basis; report any discrepancies to supervisor.
Assist in preparing daily harbor fees and dockage invoices. Assist billing department in maintaining billing files. Run monthly customer statements and mail or email to customers.

4%          Assist in bill collection by contacting past due customers to bring their account current. This involves repeated phone calls, e-mails, faxes, extensive research to resolve billing disputes and/or discrepancies.

3%          Assist internal auditors, external auditors and federal grants auditors in cash related matters as needed.

2%          Assist supervisor in special projects as needed.

Additional Duties:
20%        Prepare daily barge dockage billing, review and bill monthly private wharfs vessel activities, contact past due customers to bring their account current, review and bill all Westwego wharf barge activities and communicate with berthing department to discuss all barge billing issues. Prepare monthly AFLAC report, review and calculate premium dur for Life, AD&D and Disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

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