Accountant I-II (Accounts Receivable Specialist)

Job Title
Accountant I-II (Accounts Receivable Specialist)
Job Number
00039573

Job Posting:

#00039573

Opened:

01/24/2024

Closes:

Open Until Filled

Position Title:

Accountant I-II (Accounts Receivable Specialist)

Class/Group:

1012-1014 / B15-B16

Military Occupation Specialty Code:

Army 36B; Marine Corps 3451, 8844

Fair Labor Standards Act Status:

Non-Exempt

Number of Vacancies:

1

Division/Section:

Chief Financial Office / General Ledger Accounting

Salary Range:

$3333.33 - $3750.00

Duration:

Regular

Hours Worked Weekly:

40

Work Schedule:

This position may be eligible for flexible work hours and/or a hybrid work schedule if certain program guidelines are met; working arrangements may change at any time at the sole discretion of the agency.

Travel:

None

Agency Address:

300 West 15th Street, #1300 / Austin, Texas 78701

Web site:

https://dir.texas.gov/

Refer Inquiries to:

People and Culture Office

Telephone:

(512) 475-4721 or (512) 463-5920

How To Apply:

  • You must create a CAPPS Career Section candidate profile or be logged in to apply.
  • Update your profile and apply for the job by navigating through the pages and steps.
  • Once ready, select “Submit” on the “Review and Submit” page.
  • If you have problems accessing the CAPPS Career Section, please email the CAPPS Recruiting Help Desk at [email protected]

Special Instructions:

  • 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.

Selective Service Registration:

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.

H-1B Visa Sponsorship:

We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

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 accommodation.

What We Do

The Texas Department of Information Resources is the state agency charged with protecting the state’s data and critical technology infrastructure, managing a multi-billion-dollar cooperative contracts program, and providing strategic technology leadership, solutions, and innovation to all levels of Texas government.  DIR is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with highly motivated and engaged employees dedicated to achieving the best value for the state.

Position Summary

The individual in this role will perform entry-level to routine (journey-level) accounts receivable work that includes maintaining, posting, and balancing accounting and financial statements. Works with customers to establish method of payment for customer invoices. Maintains accounting records and assists other accounting staff in performing daily activities of the department.  Works under close to moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

  • Receives checks, prepares deposit slips, and maintains cash control records.
  • Maintains and balances financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits.
  • Processes accounts receivable information; prepares and posts accounting transactions into journals and ledgers.  
  • Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records.
  • Assists with maintaining customer payment histories and related records and maintains customer database for accounts receivables.
  • Assists customers with ACH payment setup; serves as a liaison between customers and the agency in an effort to maintain customer satisfaction as necessary.
  • Maintains accounting files and reports and assists with accounting department records archiving.

Other Duties

  • Assists other accountants with day-to-day accounting activities.
  • May assist with data entry of journal entries and invoices for monthly bill cycle.
  • May assist with annual inventory of equipment and property. 
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Education

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, business, finance, or related field. ​​​​
  • Additional work-related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis (High-school diploma required.

Experience and Training Required

  • Minimum of two (2) – three (3) years of experience in accounting and financial operations.

Experience and Training Preferred

  • Experience working in an accounting environment in a state of Texas agency.
  • Experience using the Comptroller of Public Accounts’ (CPA’s) Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System Financials (CAPPS Financials) and Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of standard office principles, practices, and procedures
  • Ability to make accurate mathematical computations and tabulations.
  • Ability to effectively use 10-key numeric keyboard by touch.
  • Ability to produce a high degree of accuracy in work.
  • Ability to exercise courtesy, tact, and diplomacy in all communications.
  • 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 understand, follow and convey brief oral and/or written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner, and with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and exacting schedules to complete assigned tasks.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to comply with all agency policy and applicable laws.
  • Ability to comply with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards.

Computer Skills

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

Other Requirements

  • Regular and punctual attendance at the workplace.
  • Criminal background check.

Working Conditions

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

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