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Accounting Associate II

City of Austin
Job Description
Posting Title Accounting Associate II
Job Requisition Number COA078102
Position Number 101401
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Administration-Finance
Minimum Qualifications


  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics.
  • Up to four (4) years of related experience may be substituted for education.
Licenses or Certifications:

  • None

Notes to Applicants

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:

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

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

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

This position will require a skills assessment.

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.

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

Overtime may be required with or without notice.

Individual must meet the physical essential functions of the position with or without accommodations: 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 surface. 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 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.

Pay Range

$18.83 – $23.42 per hour


Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.

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

Job Close Date 05/07/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Aviation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 3600 Presidential Blvd., Suite 411, Austin, TX
Preferred Qualifications

-Accounting degree
-Experience with financial accounting systems;
-Accounts Payable experience;
-Warehouse inventory accounting experience;-Fixed asset accounting experience;
-Grant accounting experience;
-Microsoft Office Excel experience and experience with reporting systems.

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. Prepares and reviews payments, cash receipts, billing or other accounting transactions by verifying documentation and accurately completing transactions.

  2. Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.

  3. Performs non-routine duties associated with the reconciliation, balancing or processing of vouchers, ledgers, journals, reports and statements.

  4. Researches and resolves complex and difficult billing, invoicing, financial inquiries, accounting and budget information.

  5. Reconciles accounts, identifies and prepares corrections by collecting and analyzing account information and analyzing accounting options.

  6. Processes travel documentation and monitors credit card activity and ensures that transactions and supplemental documentation is in compliance with policies, procedures and internal controls.

  7. Prepares standard and non-standard financial reports, financial analysis, data analysis and graphical data. Prepares financial statements and/or special financial reports including balance sheets, income statements, and other reports.

  8. Research and reconciles accounting transactions, fixes discrepancies. Maintains information and reviews financial transactions by creating and/or monitoring electronic files and/or accounting documents.

  9. Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audit by accumulating data accurately for assigned area(s) in a timely and accurate manner.

  10. Assists in the development of guidelines, procedures and templates for financial review and reporting.

  11. Maintains accounting controls and financial security by following policies and procedures and internal controls.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • None

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 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Knowledge of financial reporting concepts and preferred business practices.

  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records.

  • Skill in processing large volumes of numerical data

  • Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions

  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication.

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and related equipment.

  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.

  • Skill in classifying fiscal data and compiling reports.

  • Skill in developing complex spreadsheets.

  • Ability to plan and organize tasks to complete projects.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize duties

  • Ability to resolve problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgment.

  • 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

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.

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. * Minimum Qualifications for an Accountant Associate II position are graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics. Up to four (4) years of related experience may be substituted for education. Do you meet the minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a degree in Accounting from a four (4) year accredited college or university?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your accounts payable, accounting research and payables reconciliation experience, including the specific position(s) on your application in which you performed these duties.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience with warehouse inventory accounting and fixed asset accounting. Include the specific position(s) on your application in which you performed these duties.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Briefly describe your grant accounting experience, type of grants, and in which positions.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your experience with reporting systems. Include the specific position(s) on your application emloyment record where you gained this experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Describe your experience with accounting systems. Include specific positions on your application employment record where you gained this experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * 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
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