Accountant IV Financial Reporting

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Performs complex (journey-level) accounting work in the Financial Reporting Unit of the Accounting Operations Section, Financial and Administrative Services Division, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. Work involves preparing financial statements, documents and reports; reconciling various accounts and ensures reliability and accuracy of the Department’s accounting data; establishing, maintaining, and/or overseeing accounting systems, procedures, and controls; and preparing financial reports. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
 
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
 
Education and Experience
 
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or business management plus four (4) years’ professional level experience performing accounting and financial operations using the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS), the Centralized Accounting & Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) or an integrated accounting system.  Certification as a Certified Public Accountant is preferred.  Education and experience may be substituted for each other on a year for year basis.  (Experience requirements may be satisfied by full-time experience or the prorated part-time equivalent.)
 
 
COMPETENCIES
Knowledge of
Applicable mainframe systems and applications
Generally accepted accounting principles, procedures and terminology
Fund accounting principles and procedures
Applicable policies and procedures
 
Skill in
Researching, analyzing and interpreting policies and state and federal laws and regulations
Researching, analyzing, and interpreting large amounts of financial transactions using automated software tools to reconcile
Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems
 
Ability to
Work well under pressure
Prioritize and organize work assignments

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
 
Prepares monthly and annual financial statements and reports.
Analyzes state appropriations and federal grants billing, and conducts the continuous reviews and analyses necessary in controlling the expenditure of funds and in developing stable expenditure patterns.
Extracts accounting data from the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS), the Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS), State Property Accounting (SPA) and other related systems to prepare periodic and ad hoc financial reports as requested.
Performs reconciliations of state appropriations, the travel advance fund and capitalized assets.
Audits general journal entries, and payment, cash, purchase, travel, and related vouchers.
Coordinates data compilation for annual financial reports, which may include working with the Comptroller’s Financial Reporting Section to compile the statewide Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
Maintains system profiles and controls necessary to provide accurate accounts of expenditures and revenue, and of appropriation balances.
Develops, coordinates, or produces complex reports for monitoring and reporting agency financial information, including the 1099 federal reporting.
Ensures reliability and accuracy of Department’s accounting data and confirms the Department’s compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and various federal and state laws and regulations.
Researches accounting discrepancies and reconciles various accounts.
May train others.
Participates in the month end agency accounting close.
Interprets technical notices and guides issued by the Comptroller.
Drives and travels to represent the Department in meetings with other governmental officials and in financial system developmental and testing activities.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Posted: January 12, 2018