Travel Accountant (Accountant III)

Job #: 2018-75

  • Opening Date: 6/13/2018
  • Travel Required: NA
  • Monthly Salary: $3,081.33 - $4,333.33/mo.
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B17
  • Class: 1016

Military Occupational Specialist codes that may be applicable to this position:  36B, 89A, LS, SK. 420, 020, FIN10, 3451, 3408, 8844, 34, 88, 6F0X1, 65AX, 6F, 65

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This Accountant position is hired to work within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Financial Services Division reporting to the Director of Financial Services. Performs moderately complex journey-level accounting work, which includes processing travel vouchers, reconciling centrally billed accounts, reviewing accounts payable documents, and updating travel policies and procedures. Interacts with staff, governmental agencies, and the public.  Develops professional working relationships with internal and external customers. Duties are performed under general supervision with limited latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Primary lead person on processing and auditing travel vouchers in accordance with guidelines set forth in Comptroller’s Textravel and OOG’s travel policies and procedures.
  • Processes Egrants/TINS verifications.
  • Reviews travel requisitions and ensures all necessary and proper documentation is attached.
  • Reconciles and processes PCard and travel accounts for OOG
  • Reviews and updates approved OOG travel policies and procedures.
  • Provides travel training to all OOG staff and board members.
  • Administrator for FEDEX and AT&T accounts.
  • Initiates GGRD Billing for travel vouchers and back-up for Interagency and TEDC invoices.
  • Processes payments for Film Incentive Programs.
  • Reviews quarterly travel encumbrances and enters travel liquidations as needed in MIP.
  • May assist AP staff to prepare/process payment vouchers. Ensures all required and proper documentation is attached and verifiable.
  • Back-up for warrant distribution.
  • Records retention back-up.
  • Provides customer service to internal and external users
  • Maintains regular work schedule
  • Performs related work as assigned

Required Qualifications: (Minimum Qualifications)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Experience in accounting and financial operations. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework working in accounting, finance, or related field is generally preferred.    Five years of accounting experience with the State of Texas is preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures affecting the maintenance of accounting records and automated accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of accounting records.
  • Knowledge of automated accounting systems, preferably of Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS) and MIP.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and software, preferably of Excel, Word, and Access.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment, including the use of a calculator.
  • Skill in attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to review work for accuracy.
  • Ability to work accurately with numerical detail.
  • Ability to prepare financial and accounting records. 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to interpret and apply accounting procedures to transactions.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.
  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time.

Registration, Certification or Licensure:   Valid Texas Driver’s License

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:  This classification functions in a standard office environment.  Ability to move up to 35 lbs.  Ability to drive as needed.  Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 50% of the time.  Will need to occasionally move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, to distribute correspondence, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and/or identify visitors and staff entering the building in person and/or via video monitor or call box.  Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.