Accountant V (General Ledger Accountant/Team Lead)

Job Posting:
#00011631

Opened:
09/21/2020

Closes:
10/02/2020

Position Title:
Accountant V (General Ledger Accountant/Team Lead)

Class/Group:
1020/B21

Military Occupation Specialty Code:
Army-36B, Coast Guard-FIN10, Marine Corp- 3451, Marine Corp-8844, Air Force-65FX

FLSA:
Exempt

Number of Vacancies:
1

Division/Section:
Chief Financial Office

Salary Range:
$4023.17 - $5500.00/ monthly

Duration:
Regular

Hours Worked Weekly:
40

Shift:
Days

Travel:
None

Agency Address:
300 W. 15th St, Suite 1300, Austin, TX 78701

Web site:

Refer Inquiries to:
Human Resources

Telephone:
(512) 463-5920 or (512) 475-4612

HOW TO APPLY:
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Applicants must provide in depth information in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section to demonstrate how they meet the position qualifications. Incomplete applications may result in disqualification.

Resumes may be uploaded as an attachment but are not accepted in lieu of the information required in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section of the application.

Interview Place/Time: Candidates will be notified for appointments as determined by the selection committee.

Notice: Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25 years, to provide proof of their
Selective Service registration or proof of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Department of Information Resources does not exclude anyone from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action, or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities, which it sponsors on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.  Please call 512-463-5920 to request reasonable accommodations.

THE OPPORTUNITY
The Texas Department of Information Resources serves Texas government by leading the state's technology strategy, protecting state technology infrastructure, and offering innovative and cost-effective solutions for all levels of government. DIR leverages bulk buying power that enables eligible customers to buy IT products and services at aggressive discounts without the need for a lengthy procurement process. DIR is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with highly motivated and engaged employees dedicated to achieving the best value for the state. 

This role performs highly-complex (senior-level) general ledger accounting work. Work involves preparing financial statements, records, documents, and reports.  Includes posting and auditing of the general ledger.  Involves strong emphasis on interpersonal skills and problem resolution. May train others. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

WHAT WE DO
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to highlight their strengths in the following functions:
  • Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits; and prepares, processes and audits general journal entries; Prepares and posts accounting transactions into journals and ledgers
  • Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with policies and procedures and with state and federal statutes
  • Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records
  • Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptation, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures
  • Prepares, reconciles and distributes daily cash flow reports; Includes researching all reconciliation discrepancies and reports findings
  • Reconciles accounts and bank statements or appropriation balances
  • Serves as the General Ledger Team Lead; provides guidance and training; coordinates work activities for other Accounting staff as needed and serves as the back-up to the General Ledger Manager in their absence 
  • Assists in planning procedures and regulations to control the disbursement of allocated funds and in preparing letters of instruction, manual revisions, and related forms as necessary
  • Serves as the custodian of all physical inventory/assets in the possession of DIR; conducts annual review of inventory and maintains required records in the State Property Accounting (SPA) system
  • Performs related work as needed or required

EDUCATION
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, business, finance or related field

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING REQUIRED
  • Minimum of three (3) to four (4) years of experience in general ledger accounting and financial operations

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING PREFERRED
  • Experience working in an accounting environment in a state of Texas agency
  • Experience using the Comptroller of Public Accounts’ Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS) and Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting, budget control methods, policies and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to financial operations
  • Knowledge of Texas state agency operations, policies, and procedures preferred
  • Knowledge of automated financial systems
  • Skill in application of accounting theory and techniques
  • Ability to evaluate, interpret, develop, and prepare pertinent accounting data and reports in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively with numeric detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to understand, follow and convey brief oral and/or written instructions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal and external customers
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and/or occasional overtime to meet required deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure and exacting schedules to complete assigned tasks
  • Ability to comply with all safety rules, regulations and standards
  • Ability to comply with all agency policies and applicable laws

COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments e.g. word processing, spreadsheets (Microsoft Office preferred) 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Regular and punctual attendance
  • Criminal background check

WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Frequent use of a personal computer, copiers, printers and telephones
  • Frequent work under stress, as a team member, and in direct contact with others 
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, listening and talking
  • Occasional bending and stooping
  • Occasional lifting and climbing