Accountant Gen Ledger Mgr V

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
    701 W 51St St, Austin, TX 73301
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    Job Description

    Accountant Gen Ledger Mgr V

    This position performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of the agency's Cash Management and Financial Reporting section. Work involves establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinating and evaluating business function for the general ledger section. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

    Essential Job Functions:
    • Manage/Supervise General Ledger Staff in the areas of Cash Management, Federal Draws, Accounts Receivable, Appropriation Control and Financial Reporting and Reconciliations including staff management, time and leave maintenance, and performance evaluations.
    • Acts as point of contact to support area for all General Ledger questions and activities concerning Cash Management, Federal Draws, Accounts Receivable, Appropriation Control and Financial Reporting and Reconciliations.
    • Assist in the development, coordination, and monitoring of each audit, providing documentation and data pulls, monitoring and tracking associated staff assignments, and providing status of audits to management.
    • CAPPS Fin Level One Support - Assists with CAPPS Fin system maintenance, setups, and configurations. Identified as Subject Mater Expert (SME) for Upgrades and System Implementations, including development of test scenarios and technical guidance for functional aspects of software.
    • Monitors Compliance with State and Federal Regulations, including generally accepted accounting standards (GAAP), knowledge of state and federal regulations as it relates to the programs and Accounting.
    • Recommends and Implements departmental accounting policies, procedures, and controls for the Cash Management and Financial Reporting sections in accordance with statute and professionally accepted standards.
    • Oversees the transfer of state and federal funds to agency operating programs and develops suitable plans for validating, matching and reconciling the various funds used in financing departmental operations.
    • Develops methods for the control of cash receipts, deposits, disbursements and the documentation of claims for payment.
    • Directs and assists with preparation of agency budget reports and periodic financial statements in accordance with state and federal reporting requirements (CMIA, AFR, GR REC).
    • Interacts with agency administrators and staff on accounting and fiscal matters.

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    • Knowledge of Accounting, Budget, Finance, and Administration theories and practices and the ability to apply these.
    • Understanding of the Agency's accounting and cost allocation systems and their applications.
    • Knowledge and experience in governmental accounting and financial operations, including basic General Ledger and Accounts Receivable functions.
    • Knowledge of State of Texas accounting procedures including GAAP standards.
    • Knowledge of complex automated accounting systems.
    • Working knowledge and skills in various software applications and computer systems including CAPPS Financials (People Soft) and USAS.
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook.
    • Ability to plan, organize, set up and direct accounting activities.
    • Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations and policies,
    • Ability to plan, assign, and monitor the work of others.
    • Ability to work within established deadlines.
    • Ability to prepare concise reports.

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    Screening Criteria:
    •Graduation from high school or equivalent.
    •Six (6) years full-time accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, financial operations, or banking experience.

    Acceptable Substitutions
    •Thirty semester hours from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of nine hours of accounting may be substituted for one (1) year of required experience.
    •Sixty semester hours from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of twelve hours of accounting may be substituted for two (2) year of required experience
    •Ninety semester hours from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of fifteen hours of accounting may be substituted for three (3) year of required experience

    Additional Information:
    Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and
    registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists,
    guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more
    information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

    MOS Code:
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    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

    Posting ID: 555358563Posted: 2020-05-21