Accountant III-IV (General Ledger Accountant)

Job Title
Accountant III-IV (General Ledger Accountant)
Job Number
00039603

Job Posting:

#00039603     

Opened:

01/25/2024

Closes:

Open Until Filled

Position Title:

Accountant III-IV (General Ledger Accountant)

Class/Group:

1016-1018 / B18-B20

Military Occupation Specialty Code:

Army-36A, 36B; Coast Guard-FIN10; Marine Corps-3451, 3404, 8844; Air Force-65FX

Fair Labor Standards Act Status:

Non-Exempt

Number of Vacancies:

1

Division/Section:

Chief Financial Office / General Ledger Accounting

Salary Range:

$4000.00 - $5333.33 / monthly

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

Work Location:

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:

  • Select “Apply Online” to apply for the job at https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
  • 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.

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.
  • If you have problems accessing the CAPPS Career Section, please follow the instructions in the Resetting CAPPS Password for Job Candidate desk aid. 

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) 475-4922 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

Performs moderately complex to complex (journey-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 general supervision with limited to moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

  • Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits; and prepares, processes and audits general journal entries. Prepares and enters 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 all reconciliation discrepancies and reports findings; reconciles accounts and bank statements or appropriation balances.
  • Performs assigned program reconciliations and facilitates follow-up accounting activities, including billing.  
  • Assists Asset Manager with recording and tracking assets; includes maintaining files, inventory, and reconciliation. 
  • 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 three (3) to four (4) years of experience in general ledger 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’ Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS)
  • Experience using CPA’s Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) or PeopleSoft
  • Experience assisting with payroll.

Knowledge, Skills, and 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 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.
  • 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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