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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Austin, Texas
Country:
United States
Industry:
Admin/Clerical
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number
75012
ID
204213
Job Title:
Accounting Associate I
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Accounting Associate I

Posting Title Accounting Associate I Job Requisition Number AE501877 Position Number 112432 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Finance Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, and two years of experience.
  • Any combination of related experience and/or education may be substituted.



Licenses or Certifications:


  • None.



Notes to Applicants

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Accounting Associate I will review and process Austin Energy’s vendor payment documentation, including employee mileage and employee reimbursements. They will review for accuracy, completeness and ensure compliance with City of Austin/Austin Energy policies and procedures.

APPLICATION:
The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment.

Resumes will not be accepted. Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application.

The responses to the supplemental questions must reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).

If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference. www.austintexas.gov

ASSESSMENTS:
Candidates selected for interview(s) may be required to complete an assessment(s) approved by Municipal Civil Service process, Rule 4.

GOOD STANDING COA EMPLOYEES:
Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department/division that the position resides in and who meet the minimum and preferred qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview. Department/division employee must remain in Good Standing through the Top Candidate Selection phase at which time the Good Standing status will be re-verified.

VETERAN INTERVIEW PREFERENCE:
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

WORK HOURS:
Work schedule may change according to departmental needs.
Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.
Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.

CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK:
The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT:
This position is considered FLSA Non-Exempt.

CLOSING OF REQUISITION:
Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement.

Pay Range

Commensurate

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Work schedule may change according to departmental needs.
Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.
Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.

Job Close Date
05/03/2019 Type of Posting External Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Clerical Location 721 Barton Springs Road Preferred Qualifications
  • Accounts Payable / Bookkeeping experience or 12 college credit hours in accounting.
  • Experience analyzing financial data.
  • Experience using financial/accounting systems.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.


  1. Prepares and reviews payments, cash receipts, billing or other accounting transactions by verifying documentation and accurately completing transactions.
  2. Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  3. Researches and resolves routine billing, invoicing, financial inquiries, customer and vendor account information.
  4. Processes travel documentation and monitors credit card activity and supplemental documentation to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures and internal controls.
  5. Maintains information and reviews financial transactions by creating and/or monitoring electronic files and/or accounting documents.
  6. Reconciles accounts, identifies and prepares corrections by collecting and analyzing account information and analyzing accounting options.
  7. Responds to routine inquiries requiring a general understanding of financial systems and transactions.
  8. Assists customers by providing requested financial information and guidance with automated or manual systems.
  9. Maintains accounting controls and financial security by following policies and procedures and internal controls.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • None.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  • Knowledge of bookkeeping or record keeping procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic financial transactions.
  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records.
  • Skill in processing large volumes of numerical data.
  • Skill in applying bookkeeping procedures.
  • Skill in operating a personal computer and related equipment.
  • Skill in use of spreadsheets and word processing software.
  • Skill in operating a calculator.
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in classifying fiscal data and compiling reports.
  • Skill in analyzing, preparing, checking and balancing routine fiscal transactions and accounts.
  • Ability to prepare accurate financial reports and statements.
  • Ability to resolve problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

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