The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is seeking to fill an Accountant II – IV position in the Accounting/Financial Reporting Department located at 101 E. 15th Street, Austin, Texas.
Benefits to working for TWC include:
– Competitive starting salary: $3,450.00-$4,000.00/month
– Defined Retirement Benefit Plan
– Optional 401(k) and 457 accounts
– Medical Insurance – Currently, the state pays 100% of the health plan premium for eligible full-time employees and 50% of the premium for their eligible dependents. Eligible part-time employees get a 50% state contribution for themselves and 25% for their dependents. Employees pay the remainder of the premium by paycheck deduction before taxes are withheld.
– Optional Benefits such as dental, vision, and life insurance
– 8 hours sick leave per month
– 8 hours vacation leave per month with potential to earn more with longevity
– Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services
– Additional benefits for active employees: https://www.ers.texas.gov/Active-Employees/Health-Benefits.
The Accountant II – IV performs routine (to complex (journey-level) accounting work. Work involves maintaining and balancing financial statements, reports, schedules and exhibits; processing general journal entries; and processing payment, cash, purchase, travel and related vouchers. Works under moderate to general supervision, with minimal to moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
The ideal candidate will share the Accounting/Financial Reporting Department’s vision of assisting management to make sound decisions based on accurate and reliable financial data.
– Assists others in the agency on routine inquiries involving time sheets.
– Shares responsibility in maintaining the internal accounting system and time sheet configuration, including chart fields, employee position funding and other system parameters.
– Prepares and processes routine to complex journal transactions in the internal PeopleSoft Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) accounting system and the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS).
– Prepares and processes routine to complex cost allocations across multiple federal and state funding sources.
– Shares responsibility to assist others in the agency on routine inquiries involving transaction errors, reconciliations, configuration and various other financial aspects.
– Shares responsibility to develop and maintain procedures and detailed desk manuals for various functions within the Accounting Services team.
– Uses Excel and Access to extract and perform periodic analysis of accounting data. Analyzes data for accuracy, to make recommendations and to assist management in making sound decisions.
– Recommends continuous process improvements and automates business processes.
– Performs other duties as assigned.
– Bachelor’s degree with a major or equivalent hours in accounting or finance.
– Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
– Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft Access.
– Skills in gathering and analyzing large financial data files and providing recommendations to decision makers.
– Ability to handle a wide range of assignments and manage confidential information.
Accountant II: Successful completion of 90 semester hours of accredited college work.
Accountant III: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
Accountant IV: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university plus six months of full-time experience in accounting, finance or a related field.
Substitutions for all levels: A license to practice as a certified public accountant in Texas will satisfy the education and/or experience requirements. One year of full-time qualifying experience may be substituted for each year (30 semester hours) of the required education.
Use your military skills to qualify for this position or other jobs! Go to www.texasskillstowork.comto translate your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications and skill sets. Also, you can compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_AccountingAuditingandFinance.pdf
HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered, please complete a State of Texas Application for Employment and apply online at www.workintexas.com or submit by email to HRHelpDesk@twc.state.tx.us.
TWC is not considering applications from persons who require sponsorship for an employment visa.
A position utilizing this classification will be designated as security sensitive according to the Texas Labor Code, Section 301.042.