Accountant I

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Salary $2,875.00 Monthly    TPWD Job Number 17-00802

Work Address: TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Texas 78744
Hiring Contact: Sharon Alvarez, (512) 389-4711

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This position performs entry-level accounting duties in the daily processing of centralized bill payments and travel reimbursement requests. Performs a variety of administrative work including, but not limited to: organizing and managing paper flow, preparing and routing correspondence, maintaining files and other tracking records, and compiling routine reports. Work also involves customer service responsibilities to include answering telephones and having frequent contact with customers. Works under close supervision with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business.

Experience:
No experience required.

Licensure:
If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Experience:
Experience with accounting systems such as Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS) and
Oracle;
Experience in accounts payable or accounting at a Texas state agency or university.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures;
Knowledge of Oracle Integrated Financial Systems or similar system payment processes;
Knowledge of Texas Comptroller object codes and definitions, vendor codes, applicable Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) purchasing codes and funding codes applicable to the processing of payments;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in using MS Word and Excel functions to analyze data and report findings in the most efficient and effective manner;
Skill in using standard office equipment;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in ascertaining areas to be considered confidential and maintaining confidentiality in sensitive matters;
Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions.
Ability to use office procedures, administrative principles, general bookkeeping and accounting practices;
Ability to accurately follow instructions and resolve routine problems;
Ability to identify errors while taking and/or recommending appropriate corrective actions;
Ability to maintain records and work accurately with numerical details in a high volume setting;
Ability to work independently and use sound judgment in decision making;
Ability to utilize organizational policies, procedures, and state laws;
Ability to analyze, consolidate, and interpret accounting data;
Ability to plan and arrange workload tasks to meet deadlines;
Ability to work under stressful conditions;
Ability to work as part of a team to accomplish goals and meet deadlines;
Ability to work efficiently, and in a dependable, organized and productive manner;
Ability to navigate in the Comptroller’s financial system (USAS) and vendor database (TINS);
Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 15 lbs.;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday/alternative work schedule may be available;
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 15 lbs.;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles;
Fragrance-free work environment in Accounts Payable department.

In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:
Submission of a completed online application;
Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;
A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable);
Applicants must attach a DD214 or other supporting documentation to the online application to claim Veterans Preference.

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Posted: August 31, 2017