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Accountant IV-V - Austin, TX

Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Job Description
TRS is searching for an Accountant for our Accounts Payable and Travel Department, located in our Downtown Austin, TX office.
Status: Full-Time
Salary range: $42,244-78,953
Location: Austin, TX
Apply Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/trstx/jobs/1645666/accounts-payable-and-travel-accountant?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Job Number: 17-000042

The Accounts Payable and Travel Accountant (Accountant IV-V) performs complex (journey-level) accounts and travel payable accounting work.  Work involves processing purchase vouchers for payment of goods, reviewing and processing travel requests and claims for reimbursement, reconciling and posting payments to the General Ledger, and providing assistance on accounts payable procedures.  Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for initiative and independent judgment.  This position reports to the Accounts Payable and Travel Manager.

This position may be filled at an Accountant IV (B-19) or Accountant V (B-21) . The starting salary range for these levels starts from $42,244 to $78,953, and will be based on the qualifications of the selected applicant.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Accounts Payable
·        Prepares and processes purchase vouchers for payment of goods and services.
·        Establishes, maintains, and verifies vendor records on agency automated accounting systems and the Comptroller of Public Accounts Taxpayer Identification Number System (TINS).
·        Enters information into agency automated accounting systems or prepares manual purchase vouchers.
·        Enters required information into Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS).
·        Ensures funds are available and properly encumbered in keeping with agency procedures.
·        Verifies payment amounts in order to authorize release of payment to vendors.
·        Processes payments involving special accounts such as soft dollar, postage, disability retirement medical review, TRS-Care, and TRS-ActiveCare.
Travel
·        Reviews and processes travel requests and claims for travel related reimbursement.
·        Reviews travel requests for completeness and compliance with agency policy, Comptroller's Office Travel Allowance Guidelines, and other regulations and procedures.
·        Enters travel request and voucher information into the budget/expense sub-ledger.
·        Prepares and submits travel vouchers to the Comptroller's Office for reimbursement.
·        Researches requests for refund of hotel tax and processing payment as appropriate.
Reconciliation
·        Reconciles payments on the Budget, Expense, and Vouchering (BEVO) system to the General Ledger Accounting System (GLAS) and reconciles the central billed travel account, including researching and resolving discrepancies.
·        Determines appropriate amount of payment to post for each fiscal year for payments that cross fiscal years.
·        Assists with compiling data for and preparing the annual binding encumbrance report.
Procedures
·        Processes all agency and/or employee registrations, subscriptions, memberships, and notary actions.
·        Communicates with agency staff, the Comptroller's office, and vendors verbally and/or in writing to request or provide information and resolve problems regarding payment status, procedures, and other accounts payable related issues.
·        Provides training and technical assistance to team members and agency staff on Accounts/Travel Payable policy, procedures, and related issues.
·        Assists in developing new or revised accounts payable and travel policies and procedures, and maintains updated travel information for agency use on the agency Intranet.
·        Assists in developing and maintaining procedure manuals for Accounts/Travel Payable functions.
·        Performs related work as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Accountant IV Education:
·        Two (2) years of college coursework (60 semester hours) from an accredited college or university with a concentration in accounting, finance, or related field.
·        High school diploma or equivalent and additional related experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Accountant IV Experience:
·        Two (2) years of full-time accounts payable or closely related experience requiring compilation, reconciliation, and/or analysis of detailed financial information.
Preferred Qualifications:
·        Associate or Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
·        Experience in a high volume accounts payable environment, preferably in a Texas state agency.
·        Experience auditing and processing State of Texas payment vouchers in Comptroller of Public Accounts Uniform Statewide Accounting Systems (USAS).
·        Experience arranging travel in a Texas state agency.
Accountant V Education: 
·        Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or a related field.
·        High school diploma or equivalent and additional payroll, benefits, accounting, financial analysis, or related work experience may substitute for the required education on an equivalent year-for-year basis.
Accountant V Experience:
·        Three (3) years of full-time accounts payable or closely related experience requiring compilation, reconciliation, and/or analysis of detailed financial information.
Veterans / Military Crosswalk:
 
TRS is committed to maintaining a veteran-friendly workplace and attracting, developing and retaining military service members as employees. To assist in determining whether your military experience may relate to the minimum qualifications for this position, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the armed forces have been assigned to each state classification title where applicable.
 
Depending upon actual duties, the following fields may pertain to the minimum qualifications of this position. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for this position are highly encouraged to apply. 
  • Army Military Occupational Codes – Enlisted:  36B, 89A.  Officer:  920A.
  • Navy Ratings and Designators – Enlisted:  LS.  Officer:  741X.
  • Coast Guard Ratings – Enlisted:  SK, 420.  Officer:  No military equivalent.
  • Marine Corps Occupational Codes – Enlisted:  3432, 3451.  Officer:  No military equivalent.
  • Air Force Specialty Codes – Enlisted:  6F0X1.  Officer:  No military equivalent.
Please contact the TRS Human Resources Department or the TRS Veterans Liaison with questions or for additional information.
 
Additional Military Crosswalk information can be found at:

http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx
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