Performs complex (journey-level) accounting work. Work involves preparing financial statements, records, documents, and reports. May specialize in some phase of accounting work such as federal funds accounting, property and equipment control, cost, payroll, budgeting, or bond servicing. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate 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. *This is a federally funded position contingent upon continued funding.
Essential Job Elements:
For the Community Development and Revitalization (CDR) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Program: Audits leave activity reports from the Timekeeper system on a weekly basis for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and with state and federal statutes. Sends out reminders for Timekeeper completion and approvals and assists employees with questions regarding Timekeeper entries. Researches CDR FEMA audit issues detected through Timekeeper reports. Examples of audit tasks include detecting sick leave greater than three consecutive days and verification of receipt of supporting documentation. Prepares and distributes the Director's Leave Report 563 for the Executive Assistants to distribute. Prepares special reports from the database queries for CDR FEMA and Budget. Coordinates CDR FEMA monthly leave status with the Agency Timekeeper for monthly close procedures. Utilizes the Human Resource's low leave balance report, the USPS HM9U1 Employee Leave Request screen and Timekeeper to detect any employees that could be in an LWOP situation. Performs this task monthly before the Comptroller's direct deposit deadline. Performs payroll functions of providing W2's and Employee Information System resets for CDR FEMA staff. Enters into Leave Screens in USPS including entering Wellness Leave and Administrative Leave awarded to CDR FEMA staff. Sets up new hires in USPS, including transfers and working with HR to get all/correct documentation. Reviews the CDR FEMA payroll for accuracy. Reviews lump sum payments and overtime payments including manually calculating totals to system generated totals. Prepares and distributes timekeeping and salary reports for the CDR FEMA program to assist in the draw of federal funds for reimbursement. Assists Payroll Officers, Agency Timekeeper, Manager, or Director with special projects and maintenance of the CDR FEMA program as assigned. Assisting Payroll Officer entails the fulfillment of continued training on Assistant Payroll Officer duties. 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 major coursework in accounting, finance, or a related field is generally preferred. Three (3) year's experience in accounting and financial operations. Education and experience may be substituted for one another
Knowledge of the Uniform Statewide Payroll/Personnel System (USPS)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of fiscal programs; of governmental accounting; of budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to financial operations. Skill in the use of office equipment, computers, and associated software applications. Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory, to plan and coordinate financial programs, to plan procedures and coordinate accounting operations, to interpret laws and regulations, to communicate effectively, and to train 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.
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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.