Accounts Payable Accountant (Accountant IV)

Job #: 2024-26

  • TWC Job #: 16350533
  • Opening Date: 12/29/2023
  • Travel Required: N/A
  • Monthly Salary: $5,250.00 - $5,833.34
  • Position Location: Austin, TX
  • Group Step: B20
  • Class: 1018
  • Status: Open

Accounts Payable Accountant – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor (OOG) is looking for an Accounts Payable Accountant (Accountant IV) to work in the Financial Services Division.

Who We Are

The Office of the Governor works to build a healthier, safer, freer, and more prosperous future for all Texans. We are located primarily within the Texas State Capitol Complex in Austin.

What You’ll Earn

The salary is $5,250.00 - $5,833.34 a month ($63,000.00 - $70,000.08 a year). 

Benefits include medical insurance, sick leave, and vacation leave. Also, State of Texas employees are eligible for a defined retirement plan. Learn more:

What You’ll Do

This is a job that performs complex (journey-level) accounting work, which includes preparing and processing payment vouchers in accordance with Comptroller’s Prompt Payment Act (PPA) and OOG’s standard accounting policies and procedures. Work involves verifying all necessary and required supporting documentation for all purchase of goods and services. Interacts with staff, governmental agencies, and the public. Develops professional working relationships with internal and external customers.

  • Supports all functions performed within the Financial Services Division.
  • Prepares and audits OOG payment vouchers.
  • Reconciles and processes OOG’s monthly procurement card with Citibank.
  • Processes disaster grants, all incentive disbursements, and monthly contract service invoices.
  • Reconciles and processes monthly Department of Information Resources (DIR) bills.
  • Audits and processes Events Trust Fund and Governor’s University Research Initiative payment requests.
  • Audits loan contracts for Product Development and Small Business Incubator Funds (PDSBI) and Enterprise Fund and processes monthly DIR bills.
  • Processes invoices for the Public Safety Office (PSO) and ensures the proper allocation is used to charge federal and state funds.
  • Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts, bank statements, or appropriation balances. Contacts vendors to resolve outstanding billing issues.
  • Maintains and determines the accuracy and reliability of agency accounting records; and performs accurate data entry in financial systems.
  • Updates the internal tracking system for the status of travel and purchase requisitions.
  • Prepares financial reports.

How You’ll Qualify                                           

Four (4) years of experience in accounting and financial operations.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) will substitute for two (2) years of experience.

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • Experience in accounting as a State of Texas employee.
  • Knowledge of Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System Financials (CAPPS Financials) and Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS).

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional who enjoys accounting and financial analysis work. Apply now by submitting a state of Texas application. Applications are reviewed daily.

Telework opportunities are available upon request. Reliable internet is required. Alternate work schedules and telework may be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview process.


Veterans, Reservists, or members of the Guard can compare this position to Military Occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office.

How to Apply

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process. 

Apply Online at Work in Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit View a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should email the OOG’s Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager or call 512-463-8315 in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

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(512) 463-5873

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