Performs highly complex to advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) accounting work. Work involves preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of financial analyses and reports; establishing, maintaining, and/or overseeing accounting systems, procedures, and controls; and preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of agency budgets. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under limited to minimal supervision, with considerable to extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Veterans, Reservist or Guardsman with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of Army - 89A - Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist; Navy - 651X - LDO-Supply Corps; Coast Guard - 020 Finance and Supply (Warrant); Marines - 3404 - Financial Management Officer; Air Force - 6F0X1 - Financial Management and Comptroller or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirement may meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Additional Military Crosswalk information may be found by visiting: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_AccountingAuditingandFinance.pdf In order to receive Veteran's preference, a copy of the DD #214 is required at the time of interview. *This is a federally funded position for up to 18 months contingent upon continued funding. *This position may require additional travel. This position will be working during, and outside of normal business hours, including some weekends and holidays. *May be required to pass both Federal and State Background check.
Essential Job Elements:
Oversees, coordinates and analyzes the preparation of financial analyses and reports; establishes, maintains, and/or oversees accounting systems, procedures, and controls for the Community Development and Revitalization (CDR) FEMA program. Oversees, reviews, approves, and prepares other periodic reporting assignments, including Report of Nonfinancial Data assignments for the CDR program. Oversees, reviews, approves, and prepares reconciliations, reports, journal vouchers, and other ad-hoc analyses as required by the Financial Management program and the CDR program. Maintains the general ledger accounting system for the CDR FEMA program as assigned. Develops proficiency and expertise with agency tools and applications used to more effectively and efficiently perform research and create supporting documentation for assigned duties; coordinates with internal and external personnel to acquire needed information, as well as to identify and oversee the correction of outages and errors. Analyzes division processes and procedures to identify areas in need of improved efficiency and evaluate options for resolution.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or closely related field, PLUS: For Accountant V: - three (3) years experience in a progressively responsible accounting, financial or closely related position. For Accountant VI: - four (4) years experience in a progressively responsible accounting, financial or closely related position. For Accountant VII: - five (5) years experience in a progressively responsible accounting, financial or closely related position. Education and experience may be substituted for one another. Selected applicants may be required to complete a job related skills exercise utilizing Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, the Uniformed Statewide Accounting System (USAS), and MIP Fund Accounting System at time of interview.
Knowledge of the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS). Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of financial administration, budget control, and fiscal accounting; of governmental accounting; of budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to fiscal operations. Skill in the use of office equipment, computers, and associated software applications. Ability to plan, organize, and direct accounting programs; to budget funds; to set up accounting systems; to interpret laws and regulations; to apply accounting theory; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
This position requires the employee to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (moving around the work-site) is routinely required to carry out some duties. This position requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact and communication. It requires the ability to move and position oneself as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Ability to read printed materials and computer screens. The individual must be able to move and transport records, documents, boxes, and all related information and materials, weighing up to 20 pounds when required. The individual must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including fieldwork and training assignments.
Other (licenses, certifications, et cetera):
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The Texas General Land Office/Veterans Land Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. A criminal conviction records check is required for applicants who are selected for a position. The State of Texas requires all males who are 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service to present either proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire. The U.S. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The Texas General Land Office is a non-smoking agency. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. In compliance with the FLSA, the GLO compensates overtime work though time off in lieu of payment.