Job Title: Accountant IV - V Open Date: 7/12/2017
Salary Group/Class No. 1018/B19 – 1020/B21 Close Date: Until Filled
Current Status: Open Posting Number: 466-2017-015
Number of Positions: 1 WorkinTexas.com No. 3018193
Monthly Salary: Commensurate w/Experience Part-Time: No
Work Location: Austin Position Type: External
Travel Required: 5% FLSA Eligible: Exempt

Applications Accepted By:

Mail:

Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Human Resources 2601 N. Lamar Blvd

Austin, TX 78705

Fax or E-mail:
(512)936-7610 or
Personnel@occc.texas.gov
Attention: Human Resources
Job Description

Performs highly complex (senior-level) accounting work specifically in the preparation of financial analyses and reports; establishes  and, maintains  accounting systems; prepares  agency budgets; and processes, audits, and reconciles payroll and accounts payable. Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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Essential Job Functions
  • Prepares or assists with the preparation of financial statements, budgets, reports, schedules, exhibits; general journal entries; payments, purchase and related vouchers.

    Prepares periodic analyses of fund balances and expenditures; prepares technical reports on payroll, estimates, cost data, and budget items.

    Processes, classifies, codes, and balances financial and accounting documents and records.

    Maintains systems and controls necessary to provide accurate accounts of expenditures and budget balances for agency programs.

    Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures.

    Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts or bank statements, and reports findings.

    Prepares and processes payroll on a monthly basis making adjustments in payroll system, meeting comptroller regulations and deadlines.

    Prepares, audits and reconciles invoices, purchase vouchers, and supporting documentation for accounts payable processing; ensures compliance with state and agency policies and procedures.

    May oversee the development and use of internal control procedures to determine compliance with agency policies, procedures, state regulations, and applicable law.

    May provide instruction to or supervise the work of others.

    May provide agency staff with technical knowledge and functional support using comprehensive knowledge of assigned area of responsibilities.

    Communicates with others to provide, exchange, or verify information, address issues or resolve concerns.

    Assist with audit inquiries, internal and external.

    Performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, or a related field. Education and experience may be substituted for one another, however additional experience will be required beyond the four year minimum. 

    Four (4) years of experience in accounting and financial operations

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in accounting work for a Texas state agency.

    Experience using Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS), Uniform Statewide Payroll/Personnel System (USPS), and State Property Accounting System (SPA),

    Experience with State of Texas travel policies and procedures.

    Experience in preparing annual financial reports and budgets.

    Experience with general ledgers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of financial administration and accounting; of governmental accounting; of budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to fiscal operations.

Knowledge of Generally Accepted According Principles (GAAP) and ability to apply.

Working knowledge of accounting software.

Skill in using a personal computer with Microsoft applications to include Access, Excel, and Word.

Skill in using office equipment such as copiers, printers, and fax machines.

Must have strong critical thinking, analytical and communication skills

Ability to direct accounting programs

Ability to interpret laws and regulations to apply accounting theory.

Ability to work accurately with numerical detail.

Ability to analyze, consolidate, and interpret accounting data.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a variety of individuals and groups

Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.

Ability to work beyond normal work schedule to meet necessary accounting deadlines and reports as needed.

Ability to maintain confidential information

General

All information obtained regarding the status of regulated financial service providers is subject to strict confidentiality. Employees are restricted from having certain loans or financial connections with licensed lenders, may not hold a substantial ownership interest in any licensee, and may not be related to any officer, employee, or consultant of any financial trade association. Employees must manage their personal finances in a manner to avoid conflicts of interest with the agency’s regulated industries. Employees must file an annual ethics disclosure statement with the agency. Must have reliable transportation. Applicants will be required to sign a release authorizing the agency to obtain information regarding the applicant's credit history, police and criminal history information, and educational information.

Males born on or after January 1, 1960, will be required to present proof of Selective Service registration on the first day of employment or proof of exemption from Selective Service registration requirement.  All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate having legal authorization to work in the United States.  Failure to present such authorization within the time specified by the U. S. Department of Labor will result in the offer being rescinded.

How to Apply

Submit a State of Texas application via mail or in person to: Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, Human Resources, 2601 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78705; or via fax to 512.936.7610. Applications MUST include a complete work history. Applications may be downloaded from www.occc.texas.gov. Résumés submitted without a State of Texas application will not be considered.

State of Texas Employment Application: Word or .pdf 

For directions click here or to request physical accommodation, contact Human Resources at 512.936.7666 or personnel@occc.texas.gov.

Interviews will be conducted by appointment following pre-screen of applications. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection.  The Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner is an equal opportunity employer.