Accountant II

Location
San Marcos
Posted
Jun 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Accountant II


Job Number: 2017334

Location: San Marcos

Department: Accounting Office

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full-Time

Monthly Salary: $3,400.00 - $3,750.00

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:
1. A minimum of eighteen semester hours in accounting from an accredited college or university, plus experience with financial accounting, reporting and analysis
2. Knowledge of professional standards, financial reporting, and accounting theory.
3. Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to prioritize competing projects.
4. High level of problem solving ability.
5. Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
6. Strong oral and written communication skills.
7. Ability to work effectively and independently with all levels of staff and management.
8. Extensive experience with and proficiency in Excel.
9. Demonstrated knowledge of automated accounting systems.
10. Ability to extract and work with large data sets.
11. Reconciliation preparation experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience with governmental accounting.
2. Experience with the preparation of financial statements or supporting schedules.
3. Familiarity with NACUBO financial accounting and reporting guidelines.
4. Experience with investment accounting.
5. Experience with bank reconciliations.
6. Experience with an ERP system (SAP, Banner, Peoplesoft).
7. One year of experience with financial accounting, reporting and analysis.

Job Description:
Perform professional accounting functions directly related to the integrity of the University's financial reporting;
Responsible for the reconciliation, analysis and reporting of a variety of accounts, primarily related to investments and banking;
Ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and other authoritative guidance as it applies to governmental accounting;
Perform duties according the established policies and procedures;
Complete deadline driven assignments related to the maintenance, analysis and reporting of various accounting and financial records;
Write narratives to describe and support courses of action; and
Prepare periodic financial statements, moderately complex account reconciliations, journal entries and various ad-hoc reports and on-demand analysis.

Job Duties:
Record and reconcile investment and banking activity and corresponding general ledger accounts;
Review and analyze general ledger accounts for integrity as well as compliance with applicable principles, standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures;
Identify, substantiate and document required adjustments;
Prepare and submit various moderately complex journal entries;
Extract data, analyze financial transactions and reports;
Prepare spreadsheets and graphs to facilitate interpretation of data;
Prepare periodic financial statements and reports;
Assist with the completion of the Annual Financial Report (AFR);
Work as a team member to facilitate cross-training and perform duties necessary to the effective operation of the department.

Additional Information to Applicants:
The General Accounting Office currently has two open postings for an Accountant II. In order to be considered for both positions, applicants MUST apply to BOTH postings, 2017333 and 2017334.

TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION CANDIDATES MUST CLEARLY INDICATE HOW THEY MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION IN THE COVER LETTER AND/OR RESUME. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.

Be prepared to provide a certified transcript if called for an interview.

Some evening and weekend hours are necessary, with peak amounts of overtime during September and October for preparation of the annual financial report and fiscal year-end close-out.

Job Open Date: 06/08/2017

Job Close Date: 6/22/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

Posting Notices:
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION.

Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.


Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.


Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit jobs.hr.txstate.edu or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

Related links:
Apply Online at Texas State University
Texas State University main webpage
Summary of Benefits
Texas State University Human Resources
San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce





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