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2 - 5 years
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Bachelor's Degree

Accounting Manager I

Posting Title Accounting Manager I Job Requisition Number AE501835 Position Number 112610 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Finance Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to Accounting twenty-four (24) hours in accounting, plus five (5) years of accounting experience which includes one (1) year of lead/supervisory experience.  

A Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration may substitute for one (1) year of the accounting experience.  

A CPA may substitute for the education requirement.

Notes to Applicants

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.

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

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.

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 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.

The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.

This position is considered FLSA Exempt.

Exempt employees are salaried employees and, except as provided, are not eligible for overtime compensation.

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



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
03/21/2019 Type of Posting External Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 721 Barton Springs Road Preferred Qualifications
  • Licensed CPA
  • Regulatory accounting experience
  • Experience reviewing, analyzing, and presenting GAAP based financial statements
  • Experience working with external auditors
  • Experience relaying financial information to senior management/executives
  • Public accounting experience
  • Experience implementing new and/or existing accounting standards
  • Experience in development and implementation of internal controls
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. Manages staff involved in preparing and/or reviewing financial transactions (or may prepare and/or review financial transactions) to ensure that transactions are processed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), City policy, applicable laws and regulations, and sound business practices. 
  2. Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates financial and accounting transactions, documents, reports, and statements for internal and/or external department staff. 
  3. Reviews and/or prepares periodic internal and external financial statements, supporting schedules, and related notes, and periodic reports to regulators to ensure accuracy and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and regulatory requirements.  
  4. Manages section activities to provide coordination of year-end close, audit plans, schedules, and workpapers in preparation of the annual external audit, including preparation of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA), Schedule of Expenditures of State Awards (SESA), and other regulatory required reports. 
  5. Reviews and/or prepares financial summaries and periodic reports for Budget Office.  
  6. Provides expert assistance to department staff and other customers in designing automated or manual systems, implementing internal controls and accounting/ reporting procedures, designing/ preparing special reports, and interpreting financial data.  
  7. Projects costs and revenues to determine appropriate rates and fees. 
  8. Develops, reviews, and/or evaluates fiscal impact statements. 
  9. Explains City policy and procedures to auditors and regulators and resolve audit differences.  
  10. Researches special topics, including new accounting standards; prepares reports or presentations and develops recommendations for implementation of new accounting standard requirements.  
  11. Carries out work plans to achieve program or section goals. 
  12. Develops Conducts fiscal reviews; develops and reviews financial indicators for various funds. 
  13. Analyzes market and economic conditions. 
  14. Analyzes data to discover patterns and/ or discrepancies. 
  15. Writes technical reports. 
  16. Develops financial forecasts for department and/or City, including revenue/ expenditure/ cost estimates. 
  17. Provides assistance in the issuance of debt and ensures transactions are recorded in accordance with GAAP; including long term, short term, and refundings. 
  18. Provides assistance in the development of the Official Statement, rating agency materials, and debt schedules. 
  19. Calculates/ monitors debt related ratios.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

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 the preparation process of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. 
  • Knowledge of accounting practices and financial reporting concepts.
  • Knowledge of preferred business practices.
  • Knowledge of manual and automated financial systems.  
  • Knowledge of the concepts for review and evaluation of internal control systems and auditing procedures.  
  • Knowledge of supervisory and management theory and techniques. 
  • Skill in analyzing, preparing, reviewing, and balancing routing fiscal transactions and general ledger accounts.
  • Skill in managing large volumes of numerical data. 
  • Skill in analyzing/ interpreting complex financial data and proposing viable solutions.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication. 
  • Skill in resolving problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgment. 
  • Skill in the application of cost benefit analysis, present value theory, and computer fundamentals.
  • Skill in determining needs, gathering, analyzing, and presenting data to provide accurate information for management use.
  • Skill in anticipating and accurately predicting the results of alternate courses of action. 
  • Skill in compiling division reports.
  • Skill in preparing accurate and complex financial statements.
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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