Temporary - Accountant II, Austin, Texas

Created 02/23/2021
Employer City of Austin, TX
Reference 406810
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Accounting, twenty-four (24) college semester hours in Accounting, plus two (2) years of accounting experience; A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for 1 year of experience; CPA license may substitute for the education requirement.

Licenses and Certifications Required:
  • None.

    Notes to Applicants

    The purpose of this position is to conduct level 1 review of department payment documents (IN, GAX , TPP ) for invoices, employee reimbursements, travel, and mileage claims for accuracy while making timely payments to vendors, perform role as ProCard accountant reviewing monthly cardholder procurement allocation reports for department purchases to ensure compliance in department and city purchasing, review/monitor contract card invoices and payments, and prepare the monthly TxTag Reconciliation and ProCard payment/allocation in WORKS . This position would also prepare timely cash receipts of deposits, act as a petty cash custodian, prepare monthly reconciliation of the General Ledger and corresponding accounting adjusting entries, prepare reconciliations of vendor statements, and conduct cost accounting during Disaster's for tracking, reporting, and accounting of purchases made through the ProCard program or against an existing or emergency contracts during a disaster. A competency assessment may be required to verify your skill set.

    This posting may be used to fill other similar positions within Austin Resource Recovery outside of the division listed above.

    A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Your application should reflect your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application. The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., "see resume" or "see Linked In Profile"). The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application. A minimum of three (3) verifiable Supervisor or Human Resources phone numbers must be included.

    Hiring Manager may interview and fill this position at any time while position is posted.

    Travel:
    If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

    Veteran candidates will be required to provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of interview.

    Each individual who submits an Application as provided in the Municipal Civil Service Rules and meet the Minimum Qualifications for a Competitive Position shall be considered a Candidate for that Position. Employees, in Good Standing, who are Candidates within the Department or division that the Position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.

    NOTE : All Austin Resource Recovery locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any ARR worksite - including parking lot or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

    Pay Range
    $26.42 - $34.35

    Hours
    8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday.

    Hours may vary due to operational needs. Some nights and weekends may be required.

    Job Close Date
    03/08/2021
    Type of Posting External
    Department Austin Resource Recovery
    Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits)
    Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
    Category Professional
    Location 1520 Rutherford Lane, Austin, TX 78754
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience reviewing Accounting documents prepared by others including but not limited to payments, travel claims, mileage claims, procurement credit card reports, vendor statement reconciliations, and monthly general ledger reconciliations.
    • Experience preparing Accounting documents including but not limited to journal voucher adjusting entries, payment and receivable documents, cash receipt documents, travel claims, mileage claims, procurement credit card reports, monthly reconciliations, etc.
    • Experience in analyzing, interpreting, and managing large volumes of financial data.
    • Have ability to communicate well with upstream and downstream customers who may have little to no knowledge on topics related to finance and accounting by providing clear and concise messaging to stakeholders.
    • Ability to travel to more than one work location
      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.
    • Maintains general ledger information and reviews financial transactions by creating and/or monitoring electronic files and/or accounting documents.
    • Maintains accounting ledgers by posting/reviewing and/or approving the posting of accounting transactions of intermediate and higher dollar-value and complexity, insuring transactions are processed in accordance with City policy, applicable laws and regulations, generally accepted accounting principles ( GAAP ), and sound business practices.
    • Processes revenue collections and/or customer payments; prepares analysis of delinquent accounts, calculating/assessing delinquent fines/fees for supervisor/manager review; prepares/ reviews accruals and/or other accounting entries, insuring transactions are processed in accordance with City policy, applicable laws and regulations, generally accepted accounting principles, GAAP .
    • Prepares and/or reviews grant accounting entries and reconciliations by compiling and analyzing general ledger account information.
    • Prepares and/or reviews asset, liability, inventory, and/or capital accounting entries by compiling and analyzing general ledger account information.
    • Reconciles general ledger and/or bank accounts and resolves account discrepancies by reconciling statements and transactions and investigating supporting documentation.
    • Prepares financial statements and/or special reports by preparing balance sheets, income statements, cash flows, and other special reports; at an intermediate to advanced level; collecting, analyzing, and summarizing general ledger account information and trends; conducting variance analysis; applying intermediate skills and knowledge of accounting and reporting requirements; generally accepted accounting principles, GAAP .
    • Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audit by preparing accurate supporting work papers at an intermediate level for assigned area(s); work is reviewed by other staff; providing explanations of city policy/procedures and responding to auditor's questions/requests in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Assists departments and other internal or external customers by providing procedural/financial information and/or other information and guidance with automated or manual systems.
    • Carries out projects by completing projects of moderate to advanced levels of complexity and/or completing parts of complex projects.
    • Maintains financial security by following established internal accounting controls.
      Responsibilities - Supervisor 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 generally accepted accounting principles ( GAAP ).
    • Knowledge of the preparation process of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
    • Knowledge of financial reporting concepts and preferred business practices.
    • 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 fund level statements and 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
      Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for 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.

      Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

      Supplemental Questions

      Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    • * The Accountant II position requires: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Accounting, twenty-four (24) college semester hours in Accounting, plus two (2) years of accounting experience; A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for 1 year of experience; CPA license may substitute for the education requirement. Do you meet the minimum requirements of this position?
      • Yes
      • No
    • * Please describe how you meet these minimum qualifications. Please detail how you meet the educational requirements (if applicable), account for the years of related experience (if applicable), and explain any substitutions of experience for education, or vice-versa (if applicable).
      (Open Ended Question)
    • * Briefly describe your experience reviewing Accounting documents prepared by others including but not limited to payments, travel claims, mileage claims, procurement credit card reports, vendor statement reconciliations, and monthly general ledger reconciliations. Please indicate which position(s) in your application provided this experience, what role you played and for how long. If you do not have this experience, please answer "N/A".
      (Open Ended Question)
    • * Describe your experience preparing Accounting documents including but not limited to journal voucher adjusting entries, payment and receivable documents, cash receipt documents, travel claims, mileage claims, procurement credit card reports, monthly reconciliations, etc. Please list the employer or employers from your application where you gained this experience. If you have no experience, mark "N/A" as a response.
      (Open Ended Question)
    • * Describe your experience and approach to analyzing, interpreting, and managing large volumes of financial data. Please list the employer or employers from your application where you gained this experience. If you have no experience, mark "N/A" as a response.
      (Open Ended Question)
    • * Describe your approach in communicating with upstream and downstream customers who may have little to no knowledge on topics related to finance and accounting by providing clear and concise messaging to stakeholders. Please list the employer or employers from your application where you gained this experience. If you have no experience, mark "N/A" as a response.
      (Open Ended Question)
    • * If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
      • Yes
      • No
    • * Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
      • Yes
      • No

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