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Accountant II

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Accountant II
Job Requisition Number COA077208
Position Number 102722
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Pard Management Services
Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to Accounting, twenty-four (24) college semester hours in Accounting, plus two (2) years of accounting experience; A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for 1 year of experience; CPA license may substitute for the education requirement.


Licenses or Certifications:

  • None




Notes to Applicants

Driver’s License and other Certifications:

  • If selected as a Top Candidate, a Texas Class C Driver’s License or have the ability to acquire one by the date of hire will be required.
  • A three (3) year driving record will be required.
  • This position requires a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI).

Resume and Cover Letter are required, but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online Employment Application.

  • A detailed, complete Employment Application is required to help better evaluate the applicant’s qualifications (employment dates must include month and year). The application will be used to determine salary for the Top Candidate that is selected for this position.
  • Applicants must include on their Employment Application all experience (work and/or volunteer).
  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application – Statements such as “See Resume” will not be accepted.

Military/Veteran Preference for Interview Process

    An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.
Pay Range

$25.80 – $33.43

Hours

Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM

Job Close Date
10/20/2017
Type of Posting External
Department Parks & Recreation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location Parks & Recreation Main Office – 200 South Lamar Blvd
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education and Experience in the following:

  1. Two (2) or more years Accounts Receivable/Payable and Bookkeeping experience. (Added Receivable)
  2. Experience coordinating the collection/recording of revenue and/or paying of invoices and reimbursements, including preparing cash receipt documents and of back account reconciliations.
  3. Experience with credit card reconciliation (Bank of America Online system – WORKS, Pro-card Reconciliation, etc.).
  4. Experience in compliance with all grant, local, state and federal requirements, auditing and evaluation of grants expenditures.
  5. Experience in paying invoices and reimbursements.
  6. Experience maintaining accounting ledgers and records.
  7. Experience using an AIMS (Austin Integrated Management System) and/or a similar financial system.
  8. Experience working with diverse populations and communities, including public speaking and interacting with individuals of diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  9. Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and Outlook.

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. Maintains general ledger information and reviews financial transactions by creating and/or monitoring electronic files and/or accounting documents.

  2. Maintains accounting ledgers by posting/reviewing and/or approving the posting of accounting transactions of intermediate and higher dollar-value and complexity, insuring transactions are processed in accordance with City policy, applicable laws and regulations, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and sound business practices.

  3. Processes revenue collections and/or customer payments; prepares analysis of delinquent accounts, calculating/assessing delinquent fines/fees for supervisor/manager review; prepares/ reviews accruals and/or other accounting entries, insuring transactions are processed in accordance with City policy, applicable laws and regulations, generally accepted accounting principles, GAAP.

  4. Prepares and/or reviews grant accounting entries and reconciliations by compiling and analyzing general ledger account information.

  5. Prepares and/or reviews asset, liability, inventory, and/or capital accounting entries by compiling and analyzing general ledger account information.

  6. Reconciles general ledger and/or bank accounts and resolves account discrepancies by reconciling statements and transactions and investigating supporting documentation.

  7. Prepares financial statements and/or special reports by preparing balance sheets, income statements, cash flows, and other special reports; at an intermediate to advanced level; collecting, analyzing, and summarizing general ledger account information and trends; conducting variance analysis; applying intermediate skills and knowledge of accounting and reporting requirements; generally accepted accounting principles, GAAP.

  8. Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audit by preparing accurate supporting work papers at an intermediate level for assigned area(s); work is reviewed by other staff; providing explanations of city policy/procedures and responding to auditor’s questions/requests in a timely and accurate manner.

  9. Assists departments and other internal or external customers by providing procedural/financial information and/or other information and guidance with automated or manual systems.

  10. Carries out projects by completing projects of moderate to advanced levels of complexity and/or completing parts of complex projects.

  11. Maintains financial security by following established internal accounting 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 procedures.
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
• Knowledge of the preparation process of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
• Knowledge of financial reporting concepts and preferred business practices.
• Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
• Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records.
• Skill in processing large volumes of numerical data.
• Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.
• Skill in classifying fiscal data and compiling fund level statements and reports.
• Skill in operating a personal computer and related equipment.
• Skill in designing spreadsheets and utilizing word processing and database software.
• Skill in analyzing, preparing, checking and balancing routine fiscal transactions and accounts.
• Ability to prepare accurate financial statements at an intermediate level of complexity.
• 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

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires 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.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics plus three (3) years experience in a field related to reviewing or analyzing finance or accounting records. A Masters degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or Public Administration or other relevant field may be substituted for one year of experience. Do you meet these qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * As related to this position, describe your Accounts Receivable/Payable and Bookkeeping experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a valid Texas Class C driver’s license or the ability to acquire by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If identified as the top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you a current City of Austin employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please describe your experience with administrative financial activities such as: purchasing, coordinating between clients and vendors, processing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Purchase Requests and/or budget management. In your answer please include which position on your application where you gained this experience and what specific role you played. If you do not have this experience, please put N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have experience coordinating the collection/recording of revenue and/or paying of invoices and reimbursements, including preparing cash receipt documents and of back account reconciliations? If yes, how many years and describe your experience in detail? If none, please enter “N/A”.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Do you have experience with credit card reconciliation? If yes, how many years and describe your experience in detail? If none, please enter “N/A”.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Please describe your experience using City of Austin’s financial systems, specifically AIMS-Advantage 3 and Bank of America Works. If no experience, please put N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Describe your experience in compliance with all grant, local, state and federal requirements, auditing and evaluation of grants expenditures? If none, please enter “N/A”.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Describe your experience in paying invoices and reimbursements, including maintaining financial security by following established internal accounting controls? If none, please enter “N/A”.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Do you have experience maintaining accounting ledgers and records? If yes, how many years and describe your experience in detail? If none, please enter “N/A”.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Describe your experience processing travel documents; mileage reimbursements; and refunds.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with Word, Excel, and Outlook?
    • No experience
    • Basic: create/edit simple documents, spreadsheets, & emails
    • Intermediate: create/edit a variety of documents & spreadsheets; reformat document features such as color, font style and size of text, change page size/width, & filter/sort data fields
    • Advanced: create/edit complex documents & spreadsheets; integrate features such as tables, charts, mathematic formulas, hyperlinks, graphics; data/mail merge, import data from one document to another
  15. * Describe your experience working with diverse populations and residents and your ability to work with and involve people both individually and collectively.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents