Accounting Technician

Job Title: Accounting Technician

Job Posting #: 2212-04-FA

Posted: December 17, 2021
Deadline: Until Filled

“Because We Care” – Travis County Emergency Services District Number 2 offers fire protection, rescue and emergency medical services to over 131,000 residents throughout almost 80 square miles located 15 minutes northeast of Austin. It is headquartered in Pflugerville, Texas where a safe & family-oriented community aims to balance the preservation of our vibrant history alongside our entrepreneurial spirit to provide all people with exceptional amenities & an extraordinary quality of life. With flourishing industries as well as forward thinking community leadership, our District offers many opportunities for growth, while at the same time maintaining a rural atmosphere.

Application

Interested applicants must complete the online District Employment Application with all supporting documentation (e.g. Form DD214, resume, academic transcripts, certificates, etc.) attached by the deadline above.

Reports to and supervised by: Finance Director

Division:  Finance / Accounting

Classification:  Regular, Full-time, Non-exempt

Summary

The Accounting Technician is responsible for providing accounting and financial support to management by processing, researching and analyzing accounting data and transactions and preparing financial reports and statements.

Essential Functions

Duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following (but not limited to):

  • Prepares and reviews accounts payable, cash receipts, billing or other accounting transactions by verifying documentation from multiple sources and accurately completing transactions.
  • Researches and resolves billing, invoicing, financial inquiries, customer and vendor account information.
  • Responds to inquiries requiring a general understanding of financial systems and transactions.
  • Assists customers by providing requested financial information and guidance.
  • Processes and monitors credit card activity and supplemental documentation to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures and internal controls.
  • Prepares standard and non-standard financial reports, financial analysis, data analysis and graphical data.
  • Maintains information and reviews financial transactions by creating and/or monitoring electronic files and/or accounting documents.
  • Reconciles accounts, identifies and prepares corrections by collecting and analyzing account information and analyzing accounting options.
  • Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audit by accumulating data accurately for assigned area(s) in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assists in the development of guidelines, procedures and templates for financial review and reporting.
  • Maintains accounting controls and financial security by following policies and procedures and internal controls.
  • Other related duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility

None

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Must possess following required KSAs and experience and be able to explain, demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodation, that essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of financial reporting concepts and preferred business practices.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping or record keeping procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic financial transactions.
  • 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.
  • Skill in applying bookkeeping procedures.
  • Skill in use of spreadsheets and word processing software
  • Skill in analyzing, preparing, checking and balancing routine fiscal transactions and accounts.
  • 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 employees and the public
  • Ability to prepare accurate financial reports and statements

Required Education, Knowledge and Experience

  1. Associates degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Finance, Accounting, or Economics; or
  2. High School graduate or equivalent and two years accounting experience.

Physical Demands

This job operates in an office setting.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing may be required.  This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines

Hours of Work

This is a full-time position of a minimum 40-hour week.  Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel

No regular travel is required.  Periodic travel for training or conference attendance may be necessary.

 

Compensation:  Starting Hourly Rate: $17.36 – $19.26   DOQ/E

 

Disclaimer

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.  TCESD No. 2 is an equal opportunity employer.  Requirements outlined in this job description may be subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified for employment in this position.  This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the District and the employee and is subject to change as the needs of the District and requirements of the job change.

 

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