Job Postings

City of Austin / Website

Financial Analyst III (...

Posting Date 08/16/2022 Closing Date Mon, 09/05/2022

Salary

$29.83 - $38.78

Description/Education/Experience

Knowledge of fixed income investment trading.
Knowledge of the Texas Public Funds Investment Act
Experience in governmental fund accounting
Experience in cash flow forecasting
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to travel to more than one work location
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.

Assists with development of the operating or CIP budget for the department.
Performs budget analysis by implementing the organization’s budget process system, providing guidance and recommendations to management in the development and completion of their budgets; finalizing the organizations budget; and monitoring the budget by preparing or reviewing current year estimates and budget variance reports, reporting on budget variances; reviewing budget forecasts; and reviewing current and historical budget information and data.
Prepares financial analysis, periodic, and ad-hoc reports by researching, compiling, monitoring, and summarizing current and historical financial information and data, reporting on variances and trends, and compiling financial information from various financial systems.
Performs debt administration by monitoring debt service schedules.
Provides financial support and monitors CIP projects. Processes and tracks task orders and other project requirements in eCAPRIS and other financial systems.
Assists with the development of department’s Business Plan and forecast. Prepares fund summaries to keep management abreast of the financial conditions of the department.
Develops and maintains computer spreadsheets models and databases to support project data analysis and financial reporting.
Reviews and approves accounting and financial transactions by verifying documentation and accurately completing transactions.
Reviews documentation and funding information for accuracy and ensures that transactions are processed in accordance with City policy, applicable laws and regulations, and sound business practices.
Assists departments and other customers by providing procedural and financial information and guidance with financial systems.
Researches and provides information requested by City Council, City management, boards and commissions, vendors, the public, regulatory agencies, and other City offices.
Monitors State and Federal regulatory processes and provides guidance to the department regarding the financial impact of new and/or proposed legislation, regulations, and standards.

The minimum qualifications for this position are graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics, plus four (4) years of experience in a related field. Graduation with a Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or Public Administration or other relevant field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two (2) years of experience. A five (5) year accounting (MAcy) degree or CPA designation may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

Additional Information

Position Overview: This position directly supports Investment Management. Activities will include, but are not limited to:
Maintain the Portfolio Management System daily for the City’s $3.5 billion fixed income portfolio. Document and verify all direct investment trades, interest payments, calls, maturities, money markets and Local Government Investment Pool transactions
Investment Reporting and Accounting – Prepare investment accounting entries and standard reports for all funds – which require meeting monthly deadlines. Prepare ad-hoc, cash projections, and audit reports as needed.
Investment Trading – facilitate daily investment trading with the City’s Custodian by uploading investment trades into the custodian platform, monitoring trade settlement, and coordinating and resolving any potential trade issues with the custodian and City’s broker/dealers. Assist with Investment market research on investments.

How To Apply

Submit application online - also review the City of Austin benefits:
https://www.austintexas.gov/department/active-employee-benefits

City of Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie, TX / Website

Assistant Director - Finance

Posting Date 08/09/2022 Closing Date Fri, 09/30/2022

Salary

97,304 - 146,929

Description/Education/Experience

This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and assist the CFO in managing and directing operations of the Finance Department and the fiscal affairs of the City. The Finance functional areas include accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, budget, payroll, investments, and special districts.

Essential Job Functions:

This position will share the following responsibilities with the other Assistant Director of Finance.

Oversees Purchasing Division and provides guidance to Purchasing Manager and compliance with federal, state and local requirements

Oversees Budget Division and provides guidance to Budget Manager and production of City Manager's Annual Budget

Oversees Treasury Division including multimillion-dollar investment portfolio ensuring compliance with City policies

Oversees Accounting Division which includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, capital assets, payroll, grants and special districts

Oversees preparation of the annual financial report in compliance with accounting standards, state, and federal requirements.

Oversees coordination with IT staff and other departments on software replacement and maintenance

Oversees compilation of SEFA and SESA grant annual reports

All other duties as assigned by CFO.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field. Work requires professional level of knowledge of a discipline equivalent to that which is acquired in a Master’s degree-level of study in Finance or Accounting.

Experience: Five years or more experience in accounting. Requires five to seven years of supervisory experience. Preferred experience with an enterprise financial software implementation. Working knowledge of Lawson preferred. Experience working in governmental accounting preferred.

Licenses: Texas Class C Driver's License.

Certifications Required: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) preferred.





Additional Information

How To Apply

City of Euless / Website

Payroll Specialist

Posting Date 07/28/2022 Closing Date Thu, 09/15/2022

Salary

$42,840 - $61,480 Depending on Experience

Description/Education/Experience

JOB SUMMARY:

The purpose of this position is to maintain and administer various accounting and payroll systems, process paychecks according to schedule and in the correct amount, and provide support to the department. This is accomplished by processing general ledger transactions, consolidating timesheet information, entering data into payroll databases, calculating paycheck amounts, distributing funds to employee accounts and business partners for various payroll cycles, and reporting to various entities. Other duties include maintaining files and records, analyzing account activities, verifying data, and interacting with other City employees. This position is not responsible for supervision of other employees.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for entire payroll process from coding of time to issuing checks and year-end tax statements.
Processes various payrolls by maintaining employee master file data such as update of hourly rates, deductions, adjustments before taxes, etc. and pay period specific data such as hours worked and benefit hours used.
Creates new employee files in the system.
Processes payments for third party withholding from employee checks such as taxes, retirement, child support and insurance.
Prepares month end, quarter end, and year end processes and files associated paperwork including, but not limited to, 941s and retirement reports.
Issues W-2 statements at the end of the calendar year.
Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school education or equivalent required. Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two year associate’s degree, diploma, or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school. On-the-job training and experience over one year up to and including two years may be substituted for formal educational requirement. Must have two years clerical office experience; typing speed of 50 wpm, with knowledge of Microsoft Office, payroll processing, tax laws, and Governmental accounting. Understanding of centralized main frame computing system preferred. IBM AS/400 preferred. Successful completion of Microsoft office and typing test is required.

Additional Information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Sitting, walking, and standing, some pushing/pulling, lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds; grip 45 pounds; repetitive movement of wrist and fingers during computer data input; reaching; 50-100% of day using computer; bending, squatting, kneeling, stair climbing, reaching, fine motor manipulation. Maintains static posture during sitting. Works indoors in a controlled environment 80% of the time, but may perform some functions outdoors for special events.

Must pass all pre-employment processes including but not limited to Drug Screen, Physical Examination, applicable Background Checks, criminal history investigation, and Credit History Check.

How To Apply

Please visit the City of Euless Job Opportunities page to apply!

City of Euless / Website

Accounts Payable Office...

Posting Date 07/28/2022 Closing Date Thu, 09/15/2022

Salary

$18.01 - 21.64/hour Depending on Experience

Description/Education/Experience

JOB SUMMARY:

The purpose of this position is to maintain and administer various accounting systems and provide support to the department. This is accomplished by processing general ledger transactions, preparing bi-weekly and bi-monthly payrolls, and processing accounts payable invoices. Other duties include maintaining files and records, analyzing account activities, verifying data, and interacting with other City employees and citizens. This position is not responsible for supervision of other employees.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Processes general ledger transactions by entering, editing, and updating monthly transfers, special deposits, receivables, returned checks, account corrections, investment journal entries, budget adjustments, and audit entries.
Performs daily cash reconciliation by verifying payments to revenues recorded.
Compares and balances cash, check, and credit card receipts by cashier to daily cashier worksheets and system reports.
Combines all cash and check payments and prepares daily bank deposits.
Reconciles court deposit to system reports.
Responsible for entire payroll process from coding of time to issuing checks and year-end tax statements.
Processes biweekly and bimonthly payroll by maintaining employee master file data such as update of hourly rates, deductions, adjustments before taxes, etc. and pay period specific data such as hours worked, benefit hours used, etc.
Creates new employee files in the system.
Processes payments for third party withholding from employee checks such as taxes, retirement, child support, insurance, etc.
Prepares month end, quarter end, and year end processes and files associated paperwork including, but not limited to, 941s and retirement reports.
Issues W-2 statements at the end of the calendar year.
Responsible for entire accounts payable process from entering vendor invoice data to issuing checks and year-end tax statements.
Processes weekly accounts payable batches by entering vendor invoice data into system, retrieving data from the City’s purchasing system, creating master records for new vendors as needed, combining data from various subsystems, making corrections, and issuing checks.
Conducting research, processing corrections, and responding to inquiries.
Prepares, issues, and files annual 1099 statements.
Perform other duties as required to ensure efficient and effective municipal finance operations including, but not limited to, maintaining detailed files and records for various accounting functions such as hotel/motel payments, credit card transactions and subsequent receipts, outstanding vendor invoices, performance measures, etc.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two year associate’s degree, diploma, or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school. On-the-job training and experience over one year up to and including two years may be substituted for formal educational requirement. Governmental accounting and payroll experience preferred. Must have a high school education and be skilled in the use of a personal computer and other office machines. Must have two years clerical office experience; typing speed of 50 wpm, with knowledge of Mircosoft Office, payroll processing, tax laws, and accounting.

Additional Information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Sitting, walking, and standing, some pushing/pulling, lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds; grip 45 pounds; repetitive movement of wrist and fingers during computer data input; reaching; 50-100% of day using computer; bending, squatting, kneeling, stair climbing, reaching, fine motor manipulation. Maintains static posture during sitting. Works indoors in a controlled environment 80% of the time, but may perform some functions outdoors for special events.

Must pass all pre-employment processes including but not limited to Typing and/or Computer Testing, Drug Screen, Physical Examination, and applicable Background Checks.

How To Apply

Please visit the City of Euless Job Opportunities Page to apply!

City of Hurst / Website

Senior Accountant

Posting Date 07/27/2022 Closing Date Fri, 09/30/2022

Salary

$65,000.00 - $80,000.00 Annually

Description/Education/Experience

Position Summary
Under supervision of the Managing Director of Finance, this position is primarily involved in the general accounting, debt management and treasury functions of the department and has knowledge of the principles of governmental accounting, auditing and financial reporting.

The Senior Accountant manages the following activities: accounting, treasury, grant tracking, internal/external audit, and debt financing. The Senior Accountant is also responsible for overseeing financial reporting compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations, including appropriate application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and implementation of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements.

Essential Job Functions
1. MAINTAIN a documented system of financial policies, procedures and internal controls.
2. OVERSEE general maintenance and update of the chart of accounts and financial systems.
3. PARTICIPATE in the posting, balancing, and reconciliation of general ledger to subsidiary systems or ledgers (e.g., credit card payments, municipal court, utility billing, fixed assets, etc.).
4. APPROVE all journal entries and reclassification entries.
5. COORDINATE and PARTICIPATE in internal audit activity and the year-end audit process and preparation of the City’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).
6. ENSURE that required debt payments are made and that all debt-related legal requirements are met with the assistance of the City’s professional financial advisor.
7. MANAGE banking and other financial community relations including oversight of depository contracts, securing an appropriate level of investment collateral, coordinating cash or wire transfers to and from depositories, and performing reconciliations in a timely manner.
8. MANAGE investment activity including maintenance of the City’s Investment Policy, determining cash flow needs, investing idle funds in accordance with state law and policy, and preparing required investment reports.
9. RECEIVE tax distribution information from Tarrant County and prepare associated journal entries and reports.
10. MANAGE sales tax receipts and payments.
11. PERFORM analysis and prepare reports for the purposes of budget preparation, completion of the annual audit, and completion of special projects.
12. PREPARE assigned monthly investment and financial reports.
13. COMPLETE other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
1. Ability to work as a positive team member and in accordance with the City’s Code of Ideals.
2. Skills in effective oral and written communication to prepare concise and clear presentations and reports.
3. Skills in effective interaction with City Staff, City Council, Boards & Commissions, and the public.
4. Knowledge of governmental accounting, budgeting, auditing, financial reporting, treasury, and debt management.
5. Intermediate to advanced-level skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.
6. Ability to work with advanced-level financial or accounting software (e.g., Oracle Financials).
7. Ability to schedule work for maximum efficiency and the ability to maintain accurate records with attention to detail.
8. Ability to sit for extended periods of time and operate standard office equipment, such as computer keyboard, printer, telephone, calculator, copier and fax machine.

Minimum Education, Certification, and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field from an accredited college or university with 5+ years of related experience, preferably with a municipality, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. CPA, CGFO or master’s degree preferred. Ongoing Public Funds Investment Act training is required for this position.

Additional Information

Applications accepted until the position is filled.
City of Hurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

For New Applicants: Click the blue “Apply” button to create a user profile and submit your application materials.
For Returning Applicants: Click the blue “Apply” button. Enter your previously created User ID and Password.

Austin ISD / Website

Director of Treasury

Posting Date 05/17/2022 Closing Date

Salary

$103,445 to $118,900

Description/Education/Experience

JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:
This position manages all aspects of cash management, investment portfolio, debt service, revenue accounting, interest
income projections, accounts receivable, journal entries, and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Finance

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
This position requires a four-year college degree; Finance or Accounting degree is preferred. CPA, CTA, or other cash
management certification is preferred. Three (3) to five (5) years of related experience required. Previous investment
experience is preferred.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Experience with cash and investment portfolio management, debt service records and payments, revenue accounting,
interest income projections, accounts receivable (light) and journal entries is preferred. Knowledge of accounting principles
and practices, particularly as they relate to governmental accounting is desirable. The ability to manage various types of
information effectively through the use of computers and computer software is required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION:
▪ Execute daily Treasury operations activities for cash management and daily liquidity. Oversee the District’s depository
banking contract and relationship that includes 145 campus and enterprise bank accounts.
▪ Manage $1.6 billion of cash and investments for the District across general operating, debt service, and capital project
funds.
▪ Manage relationships with financial service providers, including investment bankers, broker/dealers, local government
investment pools, and financial advisory firms.
Manage the District’s $150 million commercial paper program. Perform draws, rolls, and take-outs. Interface with CP
dealer, paying agent, bond counsel, and financial adviser.
▪ Lead the District’s debt-issuance process and manage the District’s $1 billion debt portfolio. Coordinate the activities of
financial advisers, legal counsel, and others to achieve the District’s financing objectives. Ensure that all policy,
contractual, and compliance requirements are achieved.
▪ Ensure timely and accurate payments of debt service and Local Revenue in Excess of Entitlement (Recapture) to Paying
Agents/Bondholders and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
▪ Review and assist in preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), financial statements, schedules,
notes, statistical tables and perform high-level review of cash, investment, and debt information within fund financial
statements for the entire CAFR.
▪ Manage and execute monthly inter-company settlement process; perform account reconciliations.
▪ Prepare quarterly Investment and Tax Collections reports for presentation to the Board of Trustees.
▪ Work with Austin ISD’s Construction Management Department to monitor and account for spending of bond proceeds.
Schedule and track cash requirement needs related to construction projects. Prepare financial data for arbitrage rebate
calculations.
▪ Work with the Travis County Appraisal District and the District’s Budget Director to develop projections for tax revenue
using current and estimated future property valuations. Project, track, and manage Austin ISD’s cash flows.
▪ Work with the Budget and Finance Offices to prepare appropriate ordinances for the Board of Trustees to levy ad
valorem tax and set tax rates for maintenance and operations of the District and to provide an interest and sinking fund
to pay principal and interest on bonded indebtedness for each tax year.
▪ Manage a team of Accountants and Treasury Assistants who audit, prepare accounting, user documentation, training,
and support to campus bookkeepers and administrators for student activity funds to ensure that fund balances,
materials, and programs are current, accurate, and effective.
▪ Oversee the analysis of business systems and operational process to complete root-cause analyses and determine the
workflows of the District, important points in a system and possible controls that exist or should exist with an emphasis
placed on closing or creating feedback loops to align incentive structures and allow employees to have the capabilities
and capacities to perform their duties.
▪ Provide an exceptional customer experience for all AISD stakeholders with intentional and professional practices that
promote a culture of respect and focus on achieving equitable outcomes.

Additional Information

How To Apply

https://a2-6.applitrack.com/austinisd/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=46233

City of Plano / Website

Accountant I or Accountant II

Posting Date 05/12/2022 Closing Date

Salary

The range for the Accountant I is $22.16 - $32.13 per hour; and Accountant II is $24.44 – $35.42 per hour.

Description/Education/Experience

Accountant I

Summary of Duties: Under basic supervision, the Accountant I is responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of financial statements, relevant tax filings, and reconciliation and documentation of bank related activities. Reviews and maintains records of departmental revenues and expenditures.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

Experience: One year of general accounting experience. Insurance reporting experience is preferred.

Accountant II

Summary of Duties: Under general supervision, the Accountant II is responsible for providing information regarding accounting practices, policies and procedures, and participating in the accounting activities.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

Experience: Three (3) years of general accounting experience.

Additional Information

Please see job posting on Plano's website for full job descriptions.

How To Apply

City of Alpine / Website

Director of Finance

Posting Date 04/29/2022 Closing Date

Salary

$62,400.00 - $104,000.00 Annually

Description/Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance or related field. Possess seven (7) years in municipal financial management with at least (2) two years in a senior management capacity, i.e. Budget Director, Director of Finance or Assistant Director of Finance.

Licenses and Certificates: This position requires a Texas Class “C” Driver’s License. CPA preferred.

Additional Information

General Purpose: Reporting to the City Manager and with nominal direction the Director of Finance has the fiduciary responsibility for administering all financial proceedings of the City. Responsible for the preparation of complex reports and records; constant contact with directors of the departments and the public; makes daily decisions ranging from simple to difficult. Prepares various payroll records including social security (FICA), federal income tax (FIT) withholding, insurance plan, Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS), deferred compensation plan reports and various other withholdings as mandated by state and federal laws; makes and oversees various journal entries and oversees payroll.

Typical Duties:

• Maintain a general accounting system for the city government and exercise financial control over
all offices, departments and agencies.
• Ensures accuracy of general ledger accounts by reconciling balance sheet accounts and
subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger and prepares adjusting transactions necessary to make
corrections.
• Certify as to the availability of funds for all expenditures. Unless the Director of Finance certifies that there is an unencumbered balance in the appropriation and funds available no appropriation will be encumbered and no expenditure will be made.
• Submit to the council a monthly statement of all receipts and disbursements in sufficient detail to show the exact financial condition of the city.
• Oversees the City’s investments in accordance with the City’s Investment Policy and state law.
• Assist with the development of fiscal budgets for all City of Alpine departments.
• Respond to department inquiries and requests and provides research and problem-solving support for department personnel, as well as monthly financial reports.
• Reviews expenditures of departments to assure budget compliance.
• Assist in grant proposals providing detailed explanations of how money will be spent, a line item budget when necessary and provide information about administrative costs and how grant funds will be managed and distributed.
• Monitor grants and seizures awarded to the City and assures compliance with granting State and Federal agencies and maintains project and grant files.
• Oversees the City’s Utility Billing function by monitoring monthly billing and collections, implementing appropriate internal controls, and implementing appropriate policies and procedures.
• Prepare, as the end of fiscal year, a complete financial statement and report for submission to City Council.
• Manage completion of City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
• Oversee the City's annual financial audit.
• Attend City Council meetings; explain, justify and defend department programs, policies and activities; and negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant and controversial issues.
• Participate in the City Manager's strategic planning process.
• Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and termination.
• Maintains capital asset records, coordinates capital asset inventories, and maintains and updates the Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual for capital assets.
• Oversees accounts payable, accounts receivable, debt management, bank deposits, cash handling and ensure bi-weekly payroll is executed without error.
• Member of Emergency Management Team required to remain within the City in the event of disaster or Act of God.
• Develop a yearly work improvement plan, to include priorities and goals for the department.
• Assists with city functions and performs other duties as required or necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge and expertise in the areas of municipal accounting, budgeting, financial control and financial forecasting methods.
• Working knowledge of municipal bonds (general obligation, certificates of obligation, and revenue, etc.).
• Knowledge of municipal investments and investment optimization strategies and techniques
• Knowledge of public administration principles, including the basic principles of organization, management and budget preparation.
• Knowledge of local government purchasing laws and practices.
• Knowledge of local, state, and city rules and regulations; basic laws, ordinances and regulations underlying a public sector organization and applicable county, state and federal legislation affecting municipalities.
• Ability to work with and coordinate between multiple agency and different governmental structures to meet goals and objectives.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret reports and documents
• Application of good knowledge of City Charter and Ordinances.
• Knowledge of document retention and records management; knowledge of secretarial and administrative practices.
• Application of good knowledge of rules and regulations of the Texas Open Records Law.
• Application of good knowledge of rules and regulations of the Texas Open Meeting Law.
• Principles, practices, methods and techniques of official record maintenance and retention.
• Principles and practices of recording and filing city financial records.
• Execute oral and written instructions.
• Prepare clear, concise oral and written communication.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, officials, customers, other city departments, and the general public.
• Skill in resolving problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgment.

Other Job Characteristics:
• Lift and carry items up to 50 pounds.
• Work rotating shifts, flexible hours, weekends, holidays, and extended hours.
• Exposure to irate members of the public.
• Operation of a motor vehicle through City traffic.

How To Apply

Please visit the city website at:

https://www.cityofalpine.com/residents/employment/online_application.php