DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Performs a variety of entry-level professional accounting duties, such as gathering financial information, preparing reconciliation statements and/or entering financial transactions to assist in maintaining sound records for the department. Maintains accurate accounting records by preparing, entering or verifying simple financial transactions. Audits cash receipts and/or refunds issued for the department. Reconciles accounts and identifies and prepares corrections by collecting and analyzing account information and analyzing accounting options. Maintains the department's petty cash account, ensuring timely and accurate disbursement. Maintains general and subsidiary ledgers and journals. Assists in annual budget preparation. Main responsibility will be for the processing of accounts payable.
The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a closely related field such as Finance.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
No experience required (with Bachelor's degree).
Four years of pertinent professional or para-professional experience may substitute for the education requirement. An Associate’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a closely related field and two years of pertinent professional or para-professional experience may substitute for the education requirement.
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Preference will be given to applicants with software experience in Microsoft applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Access and Outlook) and proficiency in SAP. Recent accounts payable experience in a high volume department required. Knowledge of city travel, procurement, and payables policies.
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: ( X ) No
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary range is:
Salary Range – Pay Grade 14
OPENING DATE: January 26, 2011
CLOSING DATE: February 8, 2011
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
For application status inquiries or special accommodations, please call (713) 837-9413. Our TDD (Telephone Device for the Deaf) phone number is 713-837-9471.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
An Equal Opportunity Employer