Accountant III (OED Financial Services Accountant)

Texas Military Department



Performs moderately complex (journey-level) accounting work for the Financial Services of the Texas Military Department. Work involves preparing reimbursement requests for federally funded programs for program expenditures made on behalf of Master Cooperative Agreement.  May specializes in some phase of accounting work such as federal funds accounting. May assist with organizing and prioritizing workload and preparing reports such as status and aging reports. Reports to the Accounts Receivable and Financial Reporting Manager and works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
  • Prepares reimbursement requests for federally funded programs of the Master Cooperative Agreement.
  • Prepares statements, reports, schedules and exhibits representing activities of the Financial Services Division.
  • Prepares and/or processes general journal entries and prepares and/or processes deposits of manual and electronic fund transfers of cash receipts and revenue.
  • Prepares periodic analysis of program fund balances and expenditures and prepares technical reports on program estimates, expenditure data and budget items.
  • Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and with state and federal statutes.
  • Classifies, codes, posts and balances financial and accounting documents and records for federally funded programs of the Master Cooperative Agreement as well as state funded programs.
  • Reviews agency accounting records, such as expenditure, fund, appropriation, expense and revenue collection records of federally funded programs and ensures agency assets are accounted for properly.
  • Maintains adequate records of federal program expenditures, funds, appropriations and expenses, and revenue collected and deposited.
  • Maintains systems and controls necessary to provide accurate accounts of expenditures and/or budget balances for agency programs.
  • Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts, bank statements or appropriation balances and report 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 federal reimbursement billing schedule, collection of federal funds, disbursement of allocated funds and in preparing letters of instruction, manual revisions and related forms as necessary.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university is required. (Substitution allowed)


  • Three years of full time experience in accounting, finance, auditing or related field is required.
  • Experience using Microsoft applications, Excel and Access is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business, accounting, finance or related field preferred
  • Experience in managing federal and/or other funding agreements is preferred.
  • Experience using USAS, CAPPS and IEMS is preferred.


  • Additional years of full time experience in accounting and financial operations may substitute for required education on a year-per-year basis.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Selected candidate must pass a federal security background investigation. The process includes a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) and fingerprinting. New employees must complete and sign the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Form SF85.
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Texas Military Department participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization;
  • Upon hire with the State of Texas, males between the ages of 18 through 25 must provide proof of registration or exemption with the Selective Service. For further information, visit the Selective Service website at
Knowledge of:

  • State and federal laws and regulations relevant to government accounting.
  • Governmental accounting and financial analysis.
  • GAAP, GASB, state and federal laws relevant to government accounting and financial operations.
  • Budget control methods, polices, and procedures.
  • Automated accounting systems.

Skill in:

  • Use of a personal computer with associated software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and SharePoint.
  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Use of office equipment such as calculators, copiers, printers, and fax machines.

Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply accounting theory;
  • Work accurately with numerical detail;
  • Analyze, consolidate and interpret accounting data;
  • Prepare complex and concise reports within required timeline;
  • Interpret policies, procedures and regulation;
  • Establish effective working relationship with supervisor, co-workers, subordinates, and customers.

PHYSICAL/WORKING CONDITIONS   Work is typically performed in a sedentary office setting, involving sitting, standing and walking to perform job duties.  Work requires extensive use of a personal computer and telephone.  The position may periodically require the ability to lift, carry, move and/or set up equipment and materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
If you qualify for a Veteran Employment Preference, it is mandatory that you provide the required documentation at the time of applying.  Documentation must be provided before a Veteran Employment Preference can be granted.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION   Veteran – DD Form 214 or; Surviving Spouse of a Veteran who has not remarried – Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300 or; Orphan of a Veteran who was killed during active duty – Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300
VETERANS: Use your military skills to qualify for this position or other jobs! Go to to translate your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications and skill sets.
Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the following fields or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply:
United States Army – 36B Finanancial Management Technician United States Navy – PS Personnel Specialist United States Coast Guard – FIN10 Finance United States Marine Corps – 3451 Financial Management Resource Analyst United States Air Force – 6F0X1 Financial Management and Comptroller
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Posted: May 15, 2018