Accountant IV (Cooperative Contracts Accountant)
Open Until Filled.
Accountant IV (Cooperative Contracts Accountant)
Military Occupation Specialty Code:
Army-36A; Coast Guard-SK, FIN10; Marine Corps-3451, 3404, 8844; Air Force-65FX, 65WX
Number of Vacancies:
Chief Financial Office / General Ledger / AR
$3520.33 - $4500.00
Hours Worked Weekly:
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.
300 W. 15th, Austin, Texas 78701
Refer Inquiries to:
(512) 475-4922 or (512) 475-4612
HOW TO APPLY:
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Candidates will be notified of appointments as determined by the selection committee.
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 Texas Department of Information Resources is the state agency charged with protecting the state’s data and critical technology infrastructure, managing a multi-million-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.
Performs moderately complex to complex (journey-level) general ledger accounting work in direct support of the Cooperative Contracts program. 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. Includes regular interaction with participating program vendors and internal program stakeholders. May train others. Works under general supervision with limited to moderate 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.
- 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, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures.
- Prepares, reconciles, and distributes daily cash flow reports.
- Researches all reconciliation discrepancies and reports findings.
- Prepares and posts accounting transactions into journals and ledgers.
- Reconciles accounts and bank statements or appropriation balances.
- 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.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING REQUIRED
- 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 reconciling and maintaining Accounts Receivable
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 the application of accounting theory and techniques
- Ability to evaluate, interpret, develop, and prepare pertinent accounting data and reports
- Ability to work accurately and effectively with strong attention to detail
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- 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
- Proficiency in the use of a computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets). Microsoft Office preferred
- Intermediate (or better) Microsoft Excel skills (preferred)
- Regular and punctual attendance at the workplace
- Criminal background check
- Frequent use of a personal computer, copiers, printers, and telephones
- Frequent work under deadline-driven pressure, as a team member, and in direct contact with multiple agency divisions
- Frequent standing, walking, sitting, listening, and talking
- Occasional bending and stooping
- Occasional lifting and climbing