Accountant I

Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Port Arthur, TX

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Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title:

Accountant I

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Special Instructions To Applicants:

The application must be completed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. An incomplete application will not be considered. Your application is not complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the application process.

The following documents are requested: letter of interest addressing position requirements, resume, unofficial copies of official transcripts and licenses (if applicable), and name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references.

In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College – Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment.

If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409) 984-6237.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer.

Job Summary:

The Accountant I reports to the Payroll Director. Must be able to work under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and professional judgment. The Accountant handles a variety of accounting responsibilities. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college with a major course work in accounting, finance or other business-related area is required.

Ability to demonstrate initiative, willingness to learn and actively participate in a teamwork atmosphere. Knowledge of generally accepting accounting principles and governmental accounting principles. Skilled in the use of computers and specialized software. Ability to solve problems and multi-task. Strong attention to detail and organization skills. Ability to plan, schedule and manage projects and assignments. Occasional overtime maybe required.

Travel – some travel could be required but minimal if at all.

Working conditions – While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, see and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, kneel, bend, and twist upper body. The employee must regularly carry and lift up to 10 pounds, and move up to 15 pounds. Must be able to operate a personal computer and other office equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two to four years experience in accounting is preferred.



Work Hours:

40 hrs a week; Monday through Friday 8 to 5

Essential Job Functions:

Generate and collect time sheets for Student and Hourly employees.

Essential Job Functions:

Prepare and initiate the payroll process for two monthly payrolls.

Essential Job Functions:

Audit payroll records and prepare reports/documents/files as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

Audit Travel Reimbursement Vouchers to ensure completeness and accuracy.

Essential Job Functions:

Respond to inquiries from employees and management regarding payroll and travel.

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Maintain confidentiality and protect sensitive information.

Essential Job Functions:

Collect, open, and distribute departmental mail.

Essential Job Functions:

Assist the Payroll Director as needed.

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Assist Accounting department in preparing and entering Journal Vouchers.

Essential Job Functions:

Perform other routine accounting-related tasks as needed for Finance Department.

Essential Job Functions:

Perform special projects as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

Cross-train with other Finance Department accounting duties wherever feasible.


Working at Lamar State College-Port Arthur

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Located in Port Arthur, an industrial and cultural center of Southeast Texas, the college offers freshman- and sophomore-level work in numerous academic and technical/vocational fields. The campus sits between the 1,000 and 1,800 blocks of Procter Street and Lakeshore Drive.

The city has modern public schools, churches, shopping districts and recreation areas serving a community of approximately 70,000 persons. Principal area industries are oil refining, chemical production, shipping and shipbuilding. The metropolitan area, known as the Golden Triangle, includes the cities of Beaumont, Orange, Vidor, Port Neches, Nederland, Groves and Bridge City. All lie within 25 miles of Port Arthur and form the heart of the upper Texas Gulf Coast where approximately 350,000 live.

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