Accounting Associate II

Austin, TX

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics.
  • Up to four (4) years of related experience may be substituted for education.


Licenses or Certifications:

  • None.


Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in accounts payable related activities.
  • Experience in handling and responding to customer services and inquiries.
  • Experience in cash handling and credit card reconciliation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.


Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

  1. Prepares and reviews payments, cash receipts, billing or other accounting transactions by verifying documentation and accurately completing transactions.
  2. Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  3. Performs non-routine duties associated with the reconciliation, balancing or processing of vouchers, ledgers, journals, reports and statements.
  4. Researches and resolves complex and difficult billing, invoicing, financial inquiries, accounting and budget information.
  5. Reconciles accounts, identifies and prepares corrections by collecting and analyzing account information and analyzing accounting options.
  6. Processes travel documentation and monitors credit card activity and ensures that transactions and supplemental documentation is in compliance with policies, procedures and internal controls.
  7. Prepares standard and non-standard financial reports, financial analysis, data analysis and graphical data. Prepares financial statements and/or special financial reports including balance sheets, income statements, and other reports.
  8. Research and reconciles accounting transactions, fixes discrepancies. Maintains information and reviews financial transactions by creating and/or monitoring electronic files and/or accounting documents.
  9. Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audit by accumulating data accurately for assigned area(s) in a timely and accurate manner.
  10. Assists in the development of guidelines, procedures and templates for financial review and reporting.
  11. Maintains accounting controls and financial security by following policies and procedures and internal controls.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of financial reporting concepts and preferred business practices.
  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records.
  • Skill in processing large volumes of numerical data.
  • Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions.
  • 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 developing complex spreadsheets.
  • 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.


Pay Range

$22.85 – $26.24


Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with some flexibility (Hybrid)


Department

Austin Water Utility


Location

Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th St., Austin , TX


Criminal Background Investigation

This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.

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