Accountant II (2106-08-FA)

Job Title: Accountant II

Job Posting #: 2106-08-FA

Posted: August 23, 2021
Deadline: Until Filled

“Because We Care” – Travis County Emergency Services District Number 2 offers fire protection and emergency medical services to over 130,000+ residents throughout almost 100 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: Director of Finance

Division: Finance

Classification:  Regular, Full-time, Non-exempt

Summary

Coordinates and provides financial information to management by reviewing, preparing, researching, and analyzing complex financial transactions/financial statements and reports and/or coordinating and/or leading activities of employees who prepare and balance financial transactions and general ledger accounts.

Essential Functions

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

  • Maintains accounting ledgers by posting/reviewing and/or approving the posting of accounting transactions, ensuring transactions are processed in accordance with District policy, applicable laws and regulations, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and sound business practices
  • Prepares and/or reviews accounting transactions for routine and non-routine accounts payable, cash receipts, billing or other accounting transactions by verifying documentation from multiple sources.
  • Prepares and/or reviews grant accounting entries and reconciliations by compiling and analyzing general ledger account information.
  • Prepares and/or reviews asset, liability, inventory, and/or capital accounting entries by compiling and analyzing general ledger account information.
  • 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 documentation, creating adjustments and facilitating discrepancy resolutions for other accounting staff members.
  • Prepares financial statements for external reporting or financial reports by preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and reports; collecting, analyzing, and summarizing general ledger account information and trends; applying advanced skills and knowledge of accounting and reporting requirements of GAAP.
  • Researches accounting standards and government regulations (existing and new) and related reporting/ information requirements, organizing/summarizing research results, and presenting recommendations to management.
  • Drafts and reviews procedural, financial, and/or other information and guidance to ensure compliance with District policy, applicable laws and regulations, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and sound business practices.
  • Assesses internal accounting controls for effectiveness; presents procedural recommendations to management; maintains financial security by documenting the established internal accounting controls.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility: Provide leadership, work assignment, training, and guidance to others

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

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

  • Knowledge of governmental accounting practices.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of internal control systems.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, GAAP.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting concepts and preferred business practices.
  • Knowledge of manual and automated financial systems.
  • Knowledge of the preparation process of complex financial statements and reports in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Skill in classifying complex fiscal data and compiling fund level statements and reports
  • Skill in reconciling accounting records and reports.
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communications.
  • Skill in analyzing, consolidating and interpreting financial records.
  • Skill in designing and maintaining complex spreadsheets and databases
  • Ability to work under limited direction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and judgment.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems or situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Ability to analyze, monitor and manage cost allocation and general ledger accounting.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and prioritize workloads for greatest efficiency.
  • Ability to work within established deadlines and ability to prepare accurate reports.

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. Work-in-office setting. No work-from-home/remote-work options.

Travel

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

Required Education, Knowledge and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Accounting of at least 24 college semester hours, and
  2. Four (4) years direct experience in Accounting which includes reviewing and approving transactions.

Compensation:  Starting Hourly Rate: $27.06 – 29.90   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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