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Accountant III

City of Austin
Job Description
Posting Title Accountant III
Job Requisition Number COA078109
Position Number 116407
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Administration-Finance
Minimum Qualifications

 


  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to accounting, twenty-four (24) college semester hours in accounting plus three (3) years of accounting experience.
  • Four completed years towards a five-year accounting degree, plus three (3) years of accounting experience.

  • A Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration may substitute for one (1) year of accounting experience.

  • A CPA may substitute for the required four-year degree

Licenses or Certifications:

  • None
Notes to Applicants

This posting will be for two (2) positions:
Accountant III- Capital Improvement Plan / Grants/ Fixed Assets and Inventory (CIP), and
Accountant III- Accounts Payable (AP)
The CIP position will supervise two staff and be responsible for: Preparing annual and 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan & Budget; reviewing grant applications, reports, closes and reimbursements; reviewing CIP Recommendations for Council Action and Expense Details; monitoring CIP expenditures; preparing audit work papers; maintaining accounting ledgers by posting/reviewing and/or approving the posting of account transactions. Position will function as support/backup for AP.

The AP position will supervise three staff and be responsible for: reviewing and approving payment documents to ensure compliance with purchasing policy, proper approvals and accuracy of accounting codes; maintaining invoice and payment logs; reviewing/reconciling vendor statements, and resolving discrepancies; reviewing / approving inventory & fixed asset accounting; reviewing financial statements and schedules to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and regulations; implementing internal controls; and explaining City policy to auditors and resolving audit issues. Payment documents may include invoices, credit card transactions, travel advances and claims, and petty cash.

DRIVER’S LICENSE
Driving on City business: This position must travel between various locations as part of the regular job duties and individual may be required to drive own personal vehicle or City vehicle. Successful candidate must be in possession of a Texas driver’s license as authorized by the Texas Transportation Code. A driving record verification will be conducted. Applicants for positions for which City driving is an essential function must meet the standards of the program: age 18 or older, current applicable driver’s license, proof of insurability, and no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) based on Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Record Report. This position falls under the COA safe driver program requirements. Go to the Driver Safety Program for more information: http://cityspace.ci.austin.tx.us/departments/hrm/risk/downloads/rmm_vol4_dsp.pdf

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Please list your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application. The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., “see resume” or “see Linked In Profile”). Resumes will not be used to qualify for the position and will not be used to recommend salary. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes. The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.

VETERAN
Veteran candidates will be required to provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of interview.

WORK HOURS
Shift may change according to departmental needs. Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekend work

CHBC
Top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check and security threat assessment.

FINANCIAL CBI
Due to the responsibilities related to this position the top candidate will be subject to the Financial Responsibilities Criminal Background Investigation.

CLOSE JOB POSTING
Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.

ASSESSMENT
This position will require a skills assessment in MS Excel 2016-Power User level.

GOOD STANDINGDEPARTMENT/DIVISION POSTINGS
Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department/division that the position resides in and who meet the minimum and preferred qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview. Department/division employee must remain in Good Standing through the Top Candidate Selection phase at which time the Good Standing status will be re-verified.

LANGUAGE
Must have the ability to read, write, and fluently speak English.

OVERTIME
Overtime may be required with or without notice.

Physical Requirements
Sitting for long periods of time to perform computer and accounting tasks
Reaching with arms forward and sideways to perform various tasks
Reasonable dexterity of hands, fingers and arms to operate and/or manipulate computer,keyboard, mouse, calculator, telephone, and other office equipment
Moderate walking throughout the day on carpet / hard surfaces
Moderate standing Bending from side to side, up and down to pick up / place small files / items
Lifting /carrying small items / files and items up to 30 lbs
Overhead reaching to file or pick up items
Utilize eyes for long periods of time reviewing spreadsheets/reports to ensure accuracy and completeness and operating keyboard, computer monitor, copy machines and other office equipment
Ability to demonstrate mental alertness during the entire 8 hour day
Utilize mental capacity for comprehension, analysis and decision-making throughout the day
Must possess the physical and mental capacity to safely operate motor vehicle during daytime and/or night time
Ability to push / pull dolly with boxes of files weighing up to 75 lb.

Pay Range

$28.95 – $37.50

Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Shift may change according to departmental needs. Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekend work.

Job Close Date 05/17/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Aviation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 3600 Presidential Blvd., Austin, TX 78719
Preferred Qualifications

graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with an Accounting degree.

experience with grant applications, reports, reimbursements & closes; inventory & fixed assets.

Accounts Payable experience.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.


  1. Maintains accounting ledgers by posting/reviewing and/or approving the posting of general ledger account transactions; ensuring transactions are processed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), City policy, applicable laws and regulations, and sound business practices.

  2. Provides coordination and oversees the collections of revenue and/or processing of customer payments; analysis, and clearing of delinquent accounts; notifying customers of insufficient payments; calculating/assessing delinquent fines/fees, etc.

  3. Prepares complex financial statements for external reporting or financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing general ledger account information and trends; applying advanced skills and knowledge of accounting and reporting requirements of GAAP.

  4. Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audit by preparing, reviewing, and/or overseeing the preparation of complex supporting work papers for assigned area(s) or funds; providing explanations of City policy and procedures and responding to auditor questions and requests for information in a timely and accurate manner.

  5. Researches current and new accounting standards and related reporting/ information requirements to ensure accurate and timely implementation; organizes/summarizes research results for presentation of recommendations to management.

  6. Leads reconciliation of general ledger and/or bank accounts and resolves account discrepancies by reconciling and/or reviewing the reconciliation of statements and transactions and investigating supporting documentation; provides guidance by facilitating discrepancy resolutions for other internal/external accounting staff members.

  7. Provides guidance and direction through review of asset, liability, inventory, and/or capital account general ledger entries as prepared by internal/external department staff.

  8. Assists departments and other internal or external customers by providing procedural/financial and/or other information and guidance with automated or manual systems.

  9. Maintains financial security by following established internal accounting controls.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • Provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

• Knowledge of internal control systems.
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), practices, and concepts.
• Advanced knowledge of financial reporting concepts and preferred business practices.
• Knowledge of manual and automated financial systems.
• Advanced knowledge of financial reporting in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, GAAP.
• Skill in classifying fiscal data and compiling fund level statements and reports
• Skill in effective verbal and written communications.
• Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records.
• Skill in utilizing personal computer.
• Skill in designing and maintaining complex spreadsheets and data bases utilizing word processing software.
• Ability to prepare accurate and complex financial reports and statements.
• Ability to analyze, recommend, and implement internal control systems
• Ability to resolve problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgement.
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.



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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to accounting, twenty-four (24) college semester hours in accounting plus three (3) years of accounting experience. Four completed years towards a five-year accounting degree, plus three (3) years of accounting experience. A Master's degree in Accounting or Business Administration may substitute for two years of accounting experience. A CPA may substitute for the required four-year degree. Do you meet these qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have an Accounting degree from a four-year accredited college or university?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your experience with working with grant applications, grant reimbursements, grant accounting, grant reporting, and grant financial closes, including specific positions on your application where you perform these duties.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience in Accounts Payable, including the years of experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have a valid Texas Class C driver’s license or the ability to acquire by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * The Transportation Security Administration (TSA-division of the USA Dept. of Homeland Security) requires all employees of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to pass a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment. Do you agree to a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you a current City of Austin employee?
    • Yes
    • No
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