Accountant II

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
    701 W 51ST ST, AUSTIN, TX
    Full-time
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    Job Description


    Accountant II
    Performs advanced accounts payable tasks and serves as the functional specialist for Accounting Operations Accounts Payable unit. Works under general supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Audits work of others for accuracy and ensures that corrections are made in a timely manner. Develops, evaluates and presents creative solutions to unit business and accounting needs and problems. Uses knowledge of Health and Human Services (HHS) Procurement policy to make decisions on proper payment methods with limited supervision. Serves as the first line contact between Accounts Payable and other areas in Accounting, Budget, Purchasing, Asset Management, vendors, individuals, providers and other state agencies. Assists external and internal customers with understanding Accounts Payable rules and regulations. Work involves researching, resolving discrepancies, analyzing and processing accounting transactions. Provides backup coverage for others in the unit. Documents and shares the needs of our customers and may assist with additional tasks to meet those needs.

    Essential Job Functions:
    Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule. Coordinates, provides technical guidance and ensures accuracy of Accounts Payable operations of the agency. Specifically, creates complex manual vouchers necessary for agency payments including Procurement card, telecommunications, print shop, information technology (IT) contractors, personal computer (PC) refresh and may serve backup for Judgements and Settlements payments. (35%)
    Researches source document (i.e. contracts, requisitions, purchase orders, vendor contracts, Texas Identification Number (TIN) applications) to ensure the validity of the invoice or payment request. (20%)
    Directs agency staff and management, as necessary, to ensure the accurate preparation of all complex accounts payable related transactions, primarily for contract and administrative type payments; answers questions, researches problems and follows up as necessary. Coordinates with Budget and Cash Management staff to ensure validity of coding, funding, etc. and properly process the accounts payable transactions through the accounting system (Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) and Uniform Manual Statewide Accounting System (USAS). Maintains current and accurate list of funding, chart field, and system records to ensure proper authorization and coding of accounts payable transactions. (20%)
    The position performs in-depth analysis of vendor financial information and expenditures. The position successfully audits requests for payment for errors and ensures the errors are corrected in a timely manner to avoid prompt payment interest. Coordinates financial activities with managers, staff within the agency, and private entities to provide requested information within established timeframes. (15%)
    Participates on special projects as required or requested and performs other duties as assigned. These tasks may require coordination with staff within the agency, other state and federal agencies, or outside entities. Completes projects successfully within the parameters established and performs other duties as assigned and as required to maintain effective and efficient departmental, division, agency and enterprise operations within established timeframes. Provide backup coverage for others in the unit and team members using a rotational task schedule. (10%)

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    1. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures affecting maintenance of accounting records.
    2. Skill in the use of automated accounting systems.
    3. Ability to review and audit the work of others to interpret and apply accounting theory, business processes and Comptroller policies and to analyze, consolidate and interpret accounting data.
    4. Ability to efficiently process accounting information to ensure data integrity for positive audits and accurate reports.
    5. Ability to effectively communicate, oral and written, with internal and external customers.
    6. Ability to use Microsoft Office 2010 applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access.

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:
    N/A

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    1. Experience with accounting principles and procedures; preference for governmental accounting experience.
    2. Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Outlook, Word and Access. 3. Experience in researching and processing Accounts Payable vouchers. 4. Experience with automated accounting systems. 5. Excellent written communication skills.

    Additional Information:
    Requisition # 452040
    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.

    MOS Code:
    Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 36B, LS, SK, 3432, 6F0X1. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

    HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

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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: 556640793Posted: 2020-05-21