Accountant V (Accounts Payable Team Lead)

Job Title
Accountant V (Accounts Payable Team Lead)
Job Number
00039758

Job Posting:

#00039758

Opened:

01/31/2024

Closes:

Open Until Filled

Position Title:

Accountant V (Accounts Payable Team Lead)

Class/Group:

1020 / B22

Military Occupation Specialty Code:

Army 36A, 36B; Coast Guard FIN10; Marine Corps 3451, 3408, 8844; Airforce 65FX

Fair Labor Standards Act Status:

Exempt

Number of Vacancies:

1

Division/Section:

Chief Financial Office / Accounts Payable

Salary Range:

$5750.00 - $6166.67 / 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

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

Performs highly complex (senior-level) accounts payable work overseeing the accounts payable and travel coordination functions. Oversees payment processing services for the agency to ensure timely vendor payments for goods and services in accordance with the Texas Prompt Pay Act.  Oversees the coordination of agency travel and ensures compliance with state regulations and agency policies related to travel.  Work involves establishing, maintaining and/or overseeing accounting systems, procedures, and controls. Oversees the work of others. Works under limited supervision of the Accounting Director, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

  • Serves as the Accounts Payable/Travel department Team Lead; provides guidance and training; coordinates work activities for other Accounts Payable staff. Recommends improvements and updates to accounting processes, procedures, policies, and automated systems.
  • Processes accounts payable, travel transactions, and credit memos in automated systems; ensures all vouchers are processed timely and accurately according to agency policies, Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) guidelines, General Appropriations Act, and federal regulations. Reviews payment transactions entered by accounts payable staff.
  • Oversees agency travel related functions including travel requests, reservations, and reimbursement of travel expenses; ensures agency compliance with the CPA State Travel Management Program.
  • Verifies and works with vendors and agency staff regarding open and paid invoices, accuracy of invoices, dispute resolution, and matches invoices to purchase orders. Researches and responds to requests for accounts payable information from internal and external customers.
  • Reconciles input documents to output and prepares financial statements by providing information on accounts payable.
  • Performs allocations of agency internal expenditures in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Prepares accounting transactions for entry into the internal accounting system and the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS); prints, distributes, and files USAS reports.
  • 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 four (4) to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in accounts payable 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): Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS), Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) or PeopleSoft, and the State of Texas Payment Services/Texas Identification Number System (TINS)
  • Experience in coordinating travel and/or experience with functions related to the CPA State Travel Management Program.

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 coordinate workflow and team activities, seeking supervisor assistance as necessary.
  • Ability to establish and carry out priorities on an individual and departmental basis.
  • 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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