Accounting Clerk 2 - Department of Human Services, MHI

State of Iowa, Mental Health Institute

1251 W Cedar Loop, Cherokee, Iowa 51012

Iowa Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking a (Accounting Clerk 2) to join the team at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute (CMHI). CHMI provides active inpatient treatment to adults, adolescence and children who are in need of acute psychiatric services.  

This is a (full-time) opportunity with a (5-day, 8 hours a day), work week.  Starting pay ranges between $15.98 - $23.26 per hour.  We also offer a strong opportunity for advancement, growth, and development.

If you enjoy helping people with mental health and disabilities services, long-term care and treatment, adult, children, and family services then this is a great opportunity for you.
We have a great total compensation package for all of our full-time employees, including:

  • Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)
  • Retirement Investors Club (RIC) (Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan)
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays (9 days/year)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

For additional information on benefits click here (Download PDF reader).


Desired Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalency and two years of clerical accounting experience which involved the compilation, tabulation, examination, verification or recording of financial, statistical or related fiscal data using elementary bookkeeping principles and practices;


the successful completion of a post-high school vocational/technical, business college, or area community college curriculum in accounting which included concentrated course work equivalent to twenty semester hours (or more) in accounting;


an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of employment in clerical office work for each year of the required education;


substituting the successful completion of thirty semester hours or the academic equivalent in a post high school Business, Accounting or closely related curriculum for each year of the required experience;


any equivalent combination of qualifying education or experience;


employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the equivalent of twelve months of full-time work as an Accounting Clerk 1 shall be considered as qualifying.

 For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description (Download PDF reader).

Application Instructions:

Apply online at

Point of Contact Deb Koch -


Description of duties include but are not limited to:

  • Process commissary transactions
  • Keeping track of individual patient accounts (MHI and CCUSO)
  • Process patient store orders and purchases
  • Input pharmacy, lab, EKGs and Medicare B charges for inpatients
  • Bank reconciliations for multiple accounts
  • Check writing for various accounts
  • Deposits for MHI and CCUSO accounts
  • Maintain a petty cash drawer
  • Assist in transmitting third party payments and facility revenues

Location: Cherokee, Iowa

Open: Thursday July 28th

Close: Monday August 15th 2022

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