Performs highly 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 minimal supervision, with 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 - 36B Financial Management Technician; Navy - LS Logistics; Coast Guard - 420 Store Keeper; Marines - 3451 Financial Management Resource Analyst; 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 can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_AccountingAuditingandFinance.pdf In order to receive Veterans' preference, a copy of Form DD#214 is required at time of interview.
Essential Job Elements:
Oversees the CDR program requests for reimbursement; audits and validates for accuracy; ensures compliance with program policies and procedures and with state and federal law. Oversees the classification, coding, posting, and balancing of vouchers; provides guidance to Grant Accountant staff in preparing payment vouchers using GLO financial systems, USAS, program contract management systems, and the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) system. Ensures timeliness and adherence to the prompt payment law. Oversees records of expenditures, funds, appropriations, expenses, and revenues collected and deposited; ensures all records are adequately maintained. Audits reconciled items and corrects entries as necessary. Plans, assigns and/or supervises the work of others as requested; assists team lead(s) and manager in maintaining proper work flow of the Grant Accountant team. Develops and revises division policies and procedures regarding payment operations. Communicates both verbally and written with grant recipients, vendors, external stakeholders, and internal GLO staff; works with program staff and contractors to resolve technical problems. Attends work regularly and adheres to established work schedule in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or closely related field. Five (5) years experience in a progressively responsible accounting, financial or closely related position. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Texas. Seven (7) years experience in a progressively responsible accounting, or financial position. Knowledge of the Department of Housing and Urban Develpoment's Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System (DRGR), as well as the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS). One (1) year experience with Federal Disaster Recovery grant accounting.
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. Ability to attend work regularly and adhere to established work schedule in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
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.