Saturday, 8 June 2013

Accountant Associate

Accountant Associate


Please see Special Instructions for more details.

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. A resume may be submitted to be considered for this position, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please verify the employment history dates on your resume exactly match the online application.

Position Information
Posting Title: Accountant Associate
ob Requisition Number: COA071070
Position Number :100690
Job Type: Part-Time
Division Name :Municipal Court

Job Close Date 
Departments may close a posting at their discretion :::06/21/2013 :::



Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to the job and 12 semester hours in accounting.
Any combination of related experience and/or education may be substituted.

Notes to Applicants:
A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. A resume may be submitted to be considered for this position, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please verify the employment history dates on your resume exactly match the online application.

Pay Range :$17.04 – $21.29 per hour

Hours :This is a 20-hour per week position.The schedule is to be determined.

Job Close Date 
Departments may close a posting at their discretion :::06/21/2013 :::

pen Until Filled: No
Type of Posting: External
Department: Municipal Court
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position: Not Applicable
Category :Clerical
Location :Municipal Court

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 asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  2. Prepares financial statements and/or special financial reports by compiling data for simpler balance sheets, income statements, and other reports and by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
  3. Maintains information and reviews financial transactions by creating and/or monitoring electronic files and/or accounting documents.
  4. Prepares payments/other accounting transactions by verifying documentation and accurately completing transactions.
  5. Reconciles accounts, identifies and prepares corrections by collecting and analyzing account information and analyzing accounting options.
  6. Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audit by accumulating data accurately for assigned area(s) in a timely and accurate manner.
  7. Assists departments and other customers by providing procedural/financial information and/or other information and guidance with automated or manual systems.
  8. Maintains accounting controls and financial security by following policies and procedures and internal controls.



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 accounting principles
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping or record keeping procedures.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting concepts and preferred business practices.
  • Knowledge of the preparation process for financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Skill in applying bookkeeping procedures.
  • Skill in operating a personal computer and related equipment.
  • Skill in use of spreadsheets and word processing software.
  • Skill in operating a calculator.
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records.
  • Skill in processing large volumes of numerical data.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in classifying fiscal data and compiling reports.
  • Skill in analyzing, preparing, checking and balancing routine fiscal transactions and accounts.
  • Ability to prepare accurate financial reports and statements.
  • 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

EEO/ADA:
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.

Supplemental Questions:
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to the job and 12 semester hours in accounting. Any combination of related experience and/or education may be substituted. Do you meet the minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
  • * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • * In 20 words or less, briefly describe the responsibilities of an Accountant Associate.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • * What is your definition of teamwork?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • * Indicate your highest skill level in Microsoft Excel.

Beginner: skill level includes data entry, basic formatting (page setup, column width, etc.), creating spreadsheets, etc.
Intermediate: skill level includes basic calculations, use of functions, complex formatting (cell manipulation, etc.), charts/graphs (static), etc.
Advanced: skill level includes pivot tables, V Lookups, formula creation, use of functions for formula creation, etc.
Expert: skill level includes macros creation, complex formula creation/manipulation, charts/graphs (dynamic), create database queries, etc.
None of the above

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
Cover Letter
Resume

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