Accountant
City of Austin - Austin, TX

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Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to Accounting, twenty-four (24) college semester hours in Accounting, or four completed years toward a five-year Accounting degree; plus one (1) year of accounting experience

Notes to Applicants

Please complete application form in full. Do not use “see resume” in lieu of adding employment history information to application form. A cover letter and resume must be attached to complete the application process. Please answer all supplemental questions thoroughly.

Pay Range

$20.30 – $25.88

Hours

Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm;

May be required to work after hours to complete projects or to meet deadlines

Job Close Date
Departments may close a posting at their discretion
05/05/2013

Open Until Filled
No

Type of Posting
External

Department
Parks & Recreation

Regular/Temporary
Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable

Category
Professional

Location
200 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Accounts Payable and Receivable experience

2. Reconciliation and General Ledger experience

3. Strong computer experience, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Access)

4. Experience with financial accounting software which may include AIMS – Advantage Financial Systems experience or other similar financial software(s)

5. Strong verbal and written communication skills

6. A valid Texas Class “C” Driver’s License or the ability to attain one within thirty (30) day

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Provides coordination of collections of revenue and/or payments processing by collecting and/or overseeing the collection of revenue and the clearing of delinquent accounts; processing of payments; notifying customers of insufficient payments, etc.

Prepares complex financial statements or reports by preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of complex balance sheets, income statements, and reports; collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends; applying advanced skills and knowledge of accounting and reporting requirements (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles “ GAAP ”).

Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audit.

Carries out complex projects by researching new accounting requirements/information; organizing/summarizing data; presenting recommendations.

Maintains accounting ledgers by posting/reviewing and/or approving the posting of account transactions; ensuring transactions are processed in accordance with city policy, applicable laws and regulations, and sound business practice.

Verifies accounts and resolves account discrepancies by reconciling/reviewing reconciliation of statements/transactions and investigating documentation; issuing stop payments, payments, or adjustments and by facilitating discrepancy resolutions for other accounting staff members.

Assists department and other customers by providing procedural/financial and/or other information and guidance with automated or manual systems.

Maintains financial security by following internal accounting controls.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised: None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of bookkeeping procedures.
Knowledge of accounting principles.
Knowledge of financial reporting concepts and preferred business practices.
Knowledge of the preparation process for financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records.
Skill in processing large volumes of numerical data.
Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.
Skill in classifying fiscal data and compiling division reports.
Skill in operating a personal computer and related equipment.
Skill in designing spreadsheets and utilizing word processing and database software.
Skill in analyzing, preparing, checking and balancing routine fiscal transactions and accounts.
Ability to prepare accurate financial statements at an intermediate level of complexity.
Ability to resolve problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgment.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public

Does this job require a criminal background investigation?
This position requires a criminal background investigation

EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

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