Job Title: Accountant V, VI or VII Open Date: April 16, 2021
Salary Group/Class No. B21/1020, B23/1022, B25/1024 Close Date: Until Filled
Current Status: Open Posting Number: 466-2021-005
Number of Positions: 1 WorkinTexas.com No. 14486098
Monthly Salary: Commensurate w/Experience and Qualifications Part-Time: No
Work Location: Austin, Texas with Remote Work Opportunities Position Type: External
Travel Required: 5% FLSA Eligible: Exempt

Applications Accepted By:

Mail:

Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Human Resources 2601 N. Lamar Blvd

Austin, TX 78705

Fax or E-mail:
(512)936-7610 or
Personnel@occc.texas.gov
Attention: Human Resources
Job Description

The Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner is seeking a senior level accountant.  OCCC is a financial regulatory state agency and offers competitive salary and State of Texas benefits.  This position reports to the Director of Licensing and Finance.

This Senior Accountant position performs highly complex (senior-level) administrative and accounting work. Work involves the preparation of financial analyses, reports, and projections.  Provides training or technical expertise on financial matters and governmental accounting to the team.  Responsibilities also include establishing and maintaining accounting records; preparing agency budgets; and processing, verifying, and reconciling payroll, Annual Financial Report (AFR), accounts payable, and general ledger accounts. Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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Essential Job Functions
  • Performs highly complex (senior level) accounting work for the agency, advising agency management on financial management issues. Work involves performing advanced fiscal functions to include accounting, budgeting, purchasing and payroll processing, preparation of financial statements, records, documents, and reports.
  • Prepares or assists with the preparation of budgets, reports, schedules, exhibits; journal entries; payments, purchase and related vouchers.
  • Significant participation in the preparation of the Annual Financial Report and other required technical reports.
  • Prepares periodic analyses of fund balances and expenditures; prepares technical reports on payroll, estimates, cost data, and budget items.
  • Processes, classifies, codes, and balances financial and accounting documents and records.
  • Maintains systems and controls necessary to provide accurate accounts of expenditures and budget balances for agency programs.
  • Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures.
  • Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts or bank statements and reports findings.
  • Prepares and processes payroll on a monthly basis, making adjustments in payroll system, meeting comptroller regulations and deadlines.
  • Prepares, audits and reconciles invoices, purchase vouchers, and supporting documentation for accounts payable processing; ensures compliance with state and agency policies and procedures.
  • May oversee the development and use of internal control procedures to determine compliance with agency policies, procedures, state regulations, and applicable law.
  • May provide instruction to or supervise the work of others.
  • May provide agency staff with technical knowledge and functional support using comprehensive knowledge of assigned area of responsibilities.
  • Communicates with others to provide, exchange, or verify information, address issues or resolve concerns.
  • Assist with audit inquiries, internal and external.
  • Recommends and implements procedures to control the disbursement of funds.
  • Prepares and reviews general ledger accounting entries and reconciliation of financial transactions.
  • Prepares and directs the preparation of agency budgets and periodic financial statements, analyses, and reports in accordance with federal and state reporting requirements.
  • Recommends and implements agency accounting and financial policies and procedures in accordance with statute and professionally accepted standards. 
  • Performs related work as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting.
  • Plus, four (4) years of experience in accounting and financial operations
  • Experience with a State of Texas or higher education agency to include Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel (CAPPS).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification or progress towards certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Experience in accounting work for a Texas state agency.
  • Experience using the Statewide Accounting System (USAS), or Uniform Statewide Payroll/Personnel System (USPS)
  • Two (2) or more years of experience with a State of Texas or higher education agency to include federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Experience (senior-level) with State of Texas accounting policies and procedures
  • Experience (senior-level) in preparing annual financial reports and budgets.
  • Team lead experience in accounting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting, and administration.
  • Knowledge of the state’s financial programs, governmental accounting, budget control methods, policies and procedures and laws and regulations pertaining to fiscal operations.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to fiscal operations.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted According Principles (GAAP) and ability to apply.
  • Knowledge of purchasing methods and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software.
  • Ability to interpret laws and regulations to apply accounting theory.
  • Ability to work accurately with numerical detail.
  • Ability to analyze, consolidate, and interpret accounting data.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a variety of individuals and groups.
  • Ability to work beyond normal work schedule to meet necessary accounting deadlines and reports as needed.
  • Ability to read and interpret financial statements.
  • Ability to budget funds and set up accounting and internal control systems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to train staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Skill in using a personal computer with Microsoft applications to include Access, Excel and Word.
  • Skill in using office equipment such as copiers, printers and fax machines.
General

All information obtained regarding the status of regulated financial service providers is subject to strict confidentiality. Employees are restricted from having certain loans or financial connections with licensed lenders, may not hold a substantial ownership interest in any licensee, and may not be related to any officer, employee, or consultant of any financial trade association. Employees must manage their personal finances in a manner to avoid conflicts of interest with the agency’s regulated industries. Employees must file an annual ethics disclosure statement with the agency. Must have reliable transportation. Applicants will be required to sign a release authorizing the agency to obtain information regarding the applicant's credit history, police and criminal history information, and educational information.

Males born on or after January 1, 1960, between 18 and 25 years of age, will be required to present proof of Selective Service registration on the first day of employment or proof of exemption from Selective Service registration requirement.  All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate having legal authorization to work in the United States.  Failure to present such authorization within the time specified by the U. S. Department of Labor will result in the offer being rescinded.

How to Apply

Submit a State of Texas application via mail or in person to: Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, Human Resources, 2601 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78705; or via fax to 512.936.7610. Applications MUST include a complete work history. Applications may be downloaded from www.occc.texas.gov. Résumés submitted without a State of Texas application will not be considered.

State of Texas Employment Application: .pdf 

For directions click here or to request physical accommodation, contact Human Resources at 512.936.7666 or personnel@occc.texas.gov.

Interviews will be conducted by appointment following pre-screen of applications. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection.  The Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner is an equal opportunity employer.