Career Development Programs/Opportunities for advancement
This role is an excellent opportunity to join a highly credentialed and passionate team at one of the largest state agencies in Texas. Our financial reporting team has received the Government Finance Officers’ Association’s prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the last two consecutive years and has a dozen Certified Public Accountants on staff. The role requires someone who has experience operating in a governmental accounting environment with the associated reporting deadlines and requires 'out of the box' thinking to make processes more efficient and streamlined. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of accounting systems, processes, and best practices. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, have strong organization and communication skills and be very self-motivated and efficient.
The essential duties for this job include:
Reports to the Financial Reporting Manager and is responsible for preparing journal entries and account reconciliations, assisting in financial analysis and supporting financial statement preparation for key stakeholders.
Prepares and reviews portions of the department's audited Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.
Prepares the department’s three stand-alone audited financial reports.
Works cross-functionally with other groups to foresee potential accounting issues and recommend practical solutions associated with contemplated transactions.
Coordinates data collection for annual financial audits.
Works with audit staff to document TxDOT business processes and responds to follow up questions.
Analyzes new and proposed accounting standards and determines the impact on TxDOT and implement new accounting standards, as required.
Develops or produces complex reports for monitoring and reporting agency financial information.
Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions to business processes to increase efficiency.
Trains and assists less experienced financial reports accountants with their job duties.
Works on special projects as assigned.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
The required competencies for this job include:
Highly effective communication skills (verbal and written)
Extensive knowledge of GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles) as well as ability to clearly and concisely document and effectively communicate complex accounting and reporting issues to finance and non-finance personnel
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of fund accounting principles and procedures
Expert skill in using Microsoft Office Suite including (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams) and proficient skill in using SharePoint, Tableau or related data analytical platforms
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize appropriately and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Excellent attention to detail
This job requires the following:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business-related discipline
This job requires the following:
4 years in accounting-related work (experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent)
Related graduate-level education may be substituted for experience on a year-per-year basis