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29 Jun 2020

Full-Time Accounting Associate III

City of Austin – Posted by David  Austin, TX

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics plus two years of related experience.
  • Any combination of related experience and/or education may be substituted.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • None

Notes to Applicants

The candidate selected for this position will primarily focus on processing accounts payable documents. It will require the employee to help manage our accounts payable inbox, communicate with and coordinate payment to both internal and external vendors, and follow up on outstanding items. In addition to processing payment documents, the candidate selected will also maintain spreadsheets detailing account activity and periodically provide account reconciliations.


The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment.

Resumes will not be accepted. Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application.

The responses to the supplemental questions must reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).

If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference.


Candidates selected for interview(s) may be required to complete an assessment(s) approved by Municipal Civil Service process, Rule 4.


Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department/division that the position resides in and who meet the minimum and preferred qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview. Department/division employee must remain in Good Standing through the Top Candidate Selection phase at which time the Good Standing status will be re-verified.


Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.


Work schedule may change according to departmental needs.

Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.

Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.


The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.


This position is considered FLSA Non-Exempt.


Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement.

Pay Range

$20.62 – $26.29


Monday through Friday.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Work schedule may change according to departmental needs.

Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.

Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.

Job Close Date 07/10/2020

Type of Posting External

Department Austin Energy

Regular/Temporary Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable

Category Professional

Location 721 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience processing transactions related to vendor or customer accounts
  • Experience with accounting ledgers or bookkeeping
  • Experience with customer service and communicating in a professional manner
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to travel to multiple locations as part of regular job duties

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.

Prepares, reviews and approves accounting transactions for routine and non-routine accounts payable, cash receipts, billing or other accounting transactions by verifying documentation from multiple sources.

Review and reconciles high volume and complicated transactions.

Coordinates and prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information. Researches and analyzes basic and non-routine asset information for establishment of fixed assets.

Performs non-routine and complex duties associated with the reconciliation, balancing or processing of vouchers, ledgers, journals, reports and statements.

Prepares complex and non-routine financial analysis and trend analysis of data.

Researches and resolves complex and difficult billing, invoicing, financial inquiries, accounting and budget information.

Reconciles accounts, identifies and prepares corrections by collecting and analyzing account information and analyzing accounting options.

Responds to inquiries requiring knowledge of accounting practices, policies, and procedures.

Prepares complex, non-standard financial analysis, data analysis and trend analysis to produce financial and graphical reports. Prepares financial statements and/or special financial reports including balance sheets, income statements, and other reports.

Investigates and reconciles accounting transactions, reconciles and resolves discrepancies. Provides root cause analysis of process problems.

Maintains information and reviews financial transactions by creating and/or monitoring electronic files and/or accounting documents.

Performs financial analysis of special projects and programs as requested.

Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audit by accumulating data accurately for assigned area(s) in a timely and accurate manner.

Assists in the development of guidelines, procedures and templates for financial review and reporting.

Maintains accounting controls and financial security by following policies and procedures and internal controls.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • None

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 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ( GAAP )
  • Knowledge of financial reporting concepts and preferred business practices.
  • Knowledge of data and trend analysis
  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records.
  • Skill in processing large volumes of numerical data
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in operating a personal computer and related equipment.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in classifying fiscal data and compiling reports.
  • Skill in data analysis and financial analysis using spreadsheets.
  • Ability to make recommendations to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to identify and select appropriate tools and techniques to identify problems and develop solutions.
  • Ability to plan and organize tasks to complete projects.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize duties
  • 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.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


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 (*).

  • The minimum qualifications of this position are graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics plus two years of related experience. Any combination of related experience and/or education may be substituted. Do you meet this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have experience processing transactions related to vendor or customer accounts?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have experience with accounting ledgers or bookkeeping?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Describe your experience with customer service and communicating in a professional manner.

(Open Ended Question)

  • Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with Word, Excel, and Outlook?
  • No experience
  • Basic: create/edit simple documents, spreadsheets, & emails
  • Intermediate: create/edit a variety of documents & spreadsheets; reformat document features such as color, font style and size of text, change page size/width, & filter/sort data fields
  • Advanced: create/edit complex documents & spreadsheets; integrate features such as tables, charts, mathematic formulas, hyperlinks, graphics; data/mail merge, import data from one document to another
  • Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes
  • No

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Job Categories: Accounting. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000 and 60,000 - 80,000.


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