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Texas PSF Corporation General Ledger Accountant (Accountant VI)

Company: Texas Education Agency
Location: Austin
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


MISSION: -Participate as a member of the team managing the Permanent School Fund assets in a sound and prudent manner for the benefit of all Texans.
On or after January 1, 2023, all Permanent School Fund positions will transfer from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas PSF Corporation, a recently formed special-purpose governmental corporation. - Staff benefits, including insurance and retirement, will remain with the Texas Employees Retirement System. All PSF staff participate in a performance incentive plan.
POSITION OVERVIEW:The Texas PSF (Corporation) is seeking a talented individual to join a team of professionals at the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation in managing a $55 billion perpetual public fund endowment that helps finance the state's public schools.
This position reports to the Director of Finance and is hired to perform highly advanced accounting work within the division. -The General Ledger Accountant is responsible for timely and accurately processing of journals in PSF accounting system (CAPPS) and the payroll system (CAPPS HR/Payroll). This position reviews travel expenditures and assists PSF Payroll Accountant to ensure PSF staff is paid accurately and timely every month. This position also assists PSF Budget Analyst in budget related tasks. This position prepares the reconciliations between CAPPS and USAS and assists in the preparation of PSF Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).
A successful candidate must be honest and ethical in all work; and recognize the requirements of confidentiality. -
The professional selected for this position will work under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment and is expected to help the PSF meet its performance goals and support the Texas Education Agency in fulfilling its strategic priorities.
Please note that a resume, tailored cover letter, and short answer responses are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Additionally, applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position. -
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Process journals and reconcile general ledger. -Prepare and enter various journals in CAPPS and USAS. Reconcile CAPPS and USAS; investigate and resolve reconciling differences timely.
  • Assist with payroll function. -Input PSF Personal Action Forms (PAF) into CAPPS as well as other employee actions, enter monthly payroll journals in CAPPS and correction entries in USAS, assist in the preparation of PSF Quarter 941 Federal Tax Report and other payroll related reports, assist in reconciling quarterly 941 to annual W-2 reporting.
  • Assist with budget function. -Assist with the preparation of financial reports related to fees, appropriated receipts, and other fund areas as assigned for review by management. Assist in collecting, organizing, analyzing, and preparing ad hoc reports requested by management, PSF staff, the Legislative Budget Board (LBB), the Office of the Governor (OOG), the State Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA), and the State Auditor's Office (SAO). -
  • Assist with accounts payable function. -Assist with auditing administrative contract and non-contract invoices against contract/PO payment terms. Obtain division manager final invoice payment approval; process vouchers in TCAPPS per State of Texas Prompt Payment guidelines; follow up with division managers to liquidate outstanding encumbrances.
  • Perform travel function. -Analyze and verify computations, narrative, supporting documentations and coding of travel vouchers. Audit, review, and process direct billed travel expenses charged to the agency. These include PSF travel credit card, car rental invoices and hotel invoices. Provide a wide range of travel-related services to PSF employees and stakeholders.
  • Assist with year-end closing procedures, financial statement preparation and annual audit. -Contribute to the preparation of the PSF portion of the Agency Annual Financial Report (AFR) and the PSF audited Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).
  • Other duties as assigned.
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    Qualifications
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    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    Education: -Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance or equivalent.
    Experience: -Minimum of five (5) years of experience in accounting with general ledger, accounts payable and/or financial reporting. -
    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: -
    • Strong PC experience with financial databases and software applications including advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required. -
    • Highly prefer experience using software packages such as the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS), the PeopleSoft-based Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS), and Texas Identification Number System (TINS). -
    • Knowledge of fiscal programs; governmental accounting; budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to financial operations. -
    • Skill in mathematics, analytics, and in the use of computer software programs, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to maintain a high standard of accuracy.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, including writing management reports and making public presentations. -
    • Strong customer-service mindset and the ability to communicate to a diverse group of internal and external customers.
    • Maintain effective and professional relationships with a diverse group of internal and external staff.
    • Exhibits a strong work ethic, is reliable, and works effectively and collaboratively as part of a team.
    • Flexible and organized and handles multiple and shifting priorities while paying attention to details; uses sound, independent judgment to make decisions.
    • Willing to fill a need, solve a problem, anticipates risks, and demonstrate initiative that strategically advances efforts of the Fund.
    • Possesses a desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve.
    • Acts in accordance with the high standards of ethical and professional conduct.

Keywords: Texas Education Agency, Austin , Texas PSF Corporation General Ledger Accountant (Accountant VI), Accounting, Auditing , Austin, Texas

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