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Accountant

Company: Texas State Job Bank
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Peak Performers is Austin's preferred staffing and recruiting firm for contract positions with State of Texas government agencies. We are currently recruiting for aniAccountantiposition located in Downtown Austin.Our Client:Known for the Offices shared sense of conscientiousness, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) preserves Texas history, maximizes state revenue through efficient administration, and through the prudent stewardship of state lands and natural resources. GLO places a special focus on serving the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas. Their efforts to promote transparency and collaboration have assisted them in not only accomplishing their goals, but also in becoming the standard by which effective governance is measured throughout Texas.Your Role:Performs moderately complex (journey-level) accounting work. Work involves scrutinizing FEMA invoices, preparing financial statements, records, documents, and reports. May have specialized in some phase of accounting work such as federal funds accounting, property and equipment control, cost, payroll, budgeting, or bond servicing. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.Your Duties:Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits; prepares and/or processes general journal entries; and prepares and/or processes payment, cash, purchase, travel, and related vouchers.Prepares periodic analyses of fund balances and expenditures; and prepares technical reports on payroll, estimates, cost data, and budget items.Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and state and federal statutes.Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records.Reviews agency accounting records, such as expenditure, fund, appropriation, expense, and revenue collection records, and enures agency assets are accounted for properly.Maintains adequate records of expenditures, funds, appropriations, and expenses, as well as revenue collected and deposited.Maintains systems and controls necessary to provide accurate accounts of expenditures and budget balances for agency programs.Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts, bank statements, or appropriation balances; and reports findings.Assists in making recommendations for improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures.Assists in planning procedures and regulations to control the disbursement of allocated funds and in preparing letters of instruction, manual revisions, and related forms as necessary.May prepare and process payments.You Have:Experience in accounting and financial operations.Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, or a related field is generally preferred.Experience and education may be substituted for one another and experience with state or federal programs preferred.Knowledge of fiscal programs; of governmental accounting; of budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to financial operations.Excellent Excel skills required.Customer service skills for contacting vendors regarding invoicing issues/discrepanciesSkill in the use of office equipment, computers, and associated software applications.Ability to perform complex accounting transactions, to interpret laws and regulations, to interpret and apply accounting theory, and to communicate effectively.May be required to possess certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).Project Term:3-6 months, potential to extendLocation:504 Lavaca St Austin, TX 78701All employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.iWhy use Peak Performers for your next government cont

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