Accounting Associate II

Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Accounting Associate II
Job Requisition Number COA077779
Position Number 105378
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Human Resources Administration
Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics.

  • Up to four (4) years of related experience may be substituted for education.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • None

Notes to Applicants

• Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
• A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job title and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
• A résumé is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.
• Responses to the supplemental questions are used for initial screening only

Pay Range

$18.83 – $23.42 per hour


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hours may vary due to operational needs

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Human Resources
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Clerical
Location 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX
Preferred Qualifications

• Experience using Austin Integrated Management System (AIMS) accounts payable module to include creating and approving documents
• Accounts payable experience
• Experience processing travel claims
• Knowledge of City of Austin contract management/contract monitoring fundamentals
• Experience using Banner to record timesheet data

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. Performs non-routine duties associated with the reconciliation, balancing or processing of vouchers, ledgers, journals, reports and statements.

  4. Researches and resolves complex and difficult billing, invoicing, financial inquiries, accounting and budget information.

  5. Reconciles accounts, identifies and prepares corrections by collecting and analyzing account information and analyzing accounting options.

  6. Processes travel documentation and monitors credit card activity and ensures that transactions and supplemental documentation is in compliance with policies, procedures and internal controls.

  7. Prepares standard and non-standard financial reports, financial analysis, data analysis and graphical data. Prepares financial statements and/or special financial reports including balance sheets, income statements, and other reports.

  8. Research and reconciles accounting transactions, fixes discrepancies. Maintains information and reviews financial transactions by creating and/or monitoring electronic files and/or accounting documents.

  9. Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audit by accumulating data accurately for assigned area(s) in a timely and accurate manner.

  10. Assists in the development of guidelines, procedures and templates for financial review and reporting.

  11. 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 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Knowledge of financial reporting concepts and preferred business practices.

  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records.

  • Skill in processing large volumes of numerical data

  • Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions

  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication.

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and related equipment.

  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.

  • Skill in classifying fiscal data and compiling reports.

  • Skill in developing complex spreadsheets.

  • Ability to plan and organize tasks to complete projects.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize duties

  • 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

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. * Minimum Qualifications for an Accountant Associate II position are graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics. Up to four (4) years of related experience may be substituted for education. Do you meet the minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your experience with accounts payable, processing invoices and vendor payments. What specific purchasing/procurement software systems have you used?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have experience using AIMS financial system?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you currently an employee of the City of Austin?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents