This is the highest technical/specialist level in the accounting support series. Positions in this class require a definable body of knowledge and skill and/or have specific programmatic responsibility which are normally gained through a combination of technical education above the high school level and significant on-the-job experience. While responsibilities may vary, depending upon the department to which assigned, all positions are characterized by the performance of technical and complex accounting and financial support work, requiring the regular use of independent judgment and initiative. Lead direction of others is not a regular component of the job, although project or relief leadership may be required. This class is distinguished from the Accountant and Auditor class series in that the latter are professional-level classes, requiring the knowledge of accounting theory and broad practices and the ability to install and implement improved accounting systems and processes. Mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech to converse in person and over the telephone.