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Austin, TX

TTSTC - Custody Services Specialist (Accountant V) (00040297)




Primary Location: Texas-Austin


Work Locations: Thomas J Rusk Building 200 East 10th Street  Austin 78701



Job: Business and Financial Operations


Employee Status: Regular


Schedule: Full-time


Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00


State Job Code: 930U  

Salary Admin Plan: B


Grade: 22  

Salary (Pay Basis): 5,000.00 - 5,500.00 (Monthly)


Number of Openings: 1


Overtime Status: Exempt


Job Posting: Feb 21, 2024, 3:34:09 PM


Closing Date: Ongoing




Applications must be filed at


About the Comptroller’s Office                                                                 

Innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence best describes the culture here at the Comptroller’s Office. We take pride in the work we do serving as Texas' accountant, tax collector, treasurer, and much more!



Our agency workforce is as diverse as the people of Texas we serve. We value our employees and take very seriously our collective commitment to public service.  Personal development opportunities are strongly encouraged through available workshops, teambuilding exercises, and on the job training. We offer flexible scheduling that helps employees maintain a healthy work-life balance.

If you are seeking to gain knowledge, build your career, and network among goal-oriented professionals, this is the place for you!

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General description

Join the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company as a Custody Services Specialist! Work involves performing highly complex (senior-level) accounting work associated with the reconciliation of securities and mutual funds and the resolution of reconciling exceptions.  Work involves using data verification; creation and distribution of reports; communications (both written and verbal); writing and maintaining procedures; securities and payment transaction reconciliations.  Work requires accuracy, strict attention to detail and completion of tasks by specified deadlines.   Work occurs in a dual-control environment.  Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.  May also train others.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Four years of experience in one or more of the following areas is required:
  • Reconciling accounting figures or financial records
  • Analyzing data
  • Verifying data

Preferred Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Securities Operations
  • Mutual Fund Operations
  • Transfer Agent Operations
  • Trust Operations
  • Banking Operations
  • Brokerage Operations
  • Investment Accounting
  • Institutional Accounting Systems
  • Custody Systems
  • Unclaimed Property Programs and/or Systems


  • Experience and education may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis up to two years.

Licenses / Certifications

  •  Certification as a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and/or Certified Securities Operations Professional (CSOP) preferred.

In this role you will:

  • Reconciles transactions and holdings of equity securities and mutual funds to account balances in SimCorp Dimension.  Reports reconciliation exceptions and resolves exceptions.
  • Audits, reconciles and resolves exceptions for Unclaimed Property securities.
  • Responds to research requests on securities holdings submitted by the CPA Unclaimed Property Division.
  • Consults with sub-custodians and holders in the opening of new accounts and the remittance of reported securities.
  • Maintains accurate up-to-date written procedures and process checklists, including an annual compliance procedure review.  Reviews procedures written by other team members as needed. Projects and other duties as assigned.




Have Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel, Word, Access and Outlook)
  • Generally accepted accounting principles.
  • General stock market practices.
  • Securities and mutual fund industries.
  • Mutual fund transaction processing.
  • Securities ownership registration formats.
  • Risk management identification and control.
  • Investment operations.
  • Unclaimed Property laws and regulations.

Skill in:

  • Analyzing and attention to detail.
  • Effectively conveying information and encouraging an exchange of ideas.
  • Identifying, defining and solving problems.

Ability to:

  • Interpret laws and regulations.
  • Work in a dual-control environment.
  • To maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines; do work right the first time and inspect material for flaws; test new methods thoroughly.
  • Work with others to achieve a common goal.
  • Adjust to changing workplace demands.
  • Meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Effectively demonstrate skill and ability to perform the specific job duties and tasks as defined by a job description.
  • Be dependable, meet deadlines and produce high-quality work.

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