Accounting Specialist

Williamson County Georgetown , TX 78627

Posted 1 week ago

JOB SUMMARY Benefits Supplemental Questions

  • Performs various financial reporting, bookkeeping / accounting and routine administrative activities in support of the County Auditor's Office.

  • Applies basic accounting theory to process journal entries, reconcile general ledger accounts and verify accounting transactions for accuracy.

  • Responsible for monitoring the County Auditor's office supply budget.

  • Communicates with departments and public entities to address and resolve inquiries / problems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Explains accounting/financial policies/procedures and resolve discrepancies and disputes. Corresponds with general public as it relates to job assignment.

  • Maintains and updates title and registrations for all county vehicles. Research and resolve title issues.

  • Prepares and enters routine journal entries: i.e., monthly fleet, fuel, investment interest and animal shelter journal entries.

  • Enters weekly line item transfers and budget amendments.

  • Prepares various financial reports such as the Sales Tax Report, Annual Tobacco Report and SCAAP Grant Report.

  • Plays a role in the county auction process: i.e., resolves sales tax questions, prepare vehicle title work, reviews and process auction checks for proper correctness and codes checks for deposit.

  • Prepares and processes checks for deposits.

  • Assembles daily revenue packets and review account codes for accuracy.

  • Prepares billings as needed.

  • Monitors and maintains the County Auditor Office Supply budget.

  • Enters requisitions and purchase order for the Auditor's Office.

  • Applies basic accounting theory to account transactions.

  • Reviews and balances general ledger accounts: i.e., reconciles the sales tax liability account to the sales tax quarterly report.

  • Maintains and coordinates the County Auditor warehouse record keeping system

  • Performs administrative and office support for office.

  • Duties include but not limited to providing backup to answering phones, meet and greet visitors, order office supplies and arrange travel and meetings as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Position involves sitting at a desk or other workstation, typing, filing, making copies, standing and communicating to other county personnel, elected officials, external agencies and the general public.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

  • Daily contact with departmental staff, various county employees to include department heads and elected officials to exchange information.

  • Work is primarily indoors in an air-conditioned, smoke free office.

  • Continual work at a computer keyboard.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with two (2) years experience in bookkeeping or accounting and knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines.

  • Experience with Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, 10 key calculator by touch, fax and copy machines.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively with co-workers, employees, and management in a pleasant,

  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to maintain accurate, detailed records that will be audited periodically.

  • Ability to work under pressure in a high volume office, produce accurate work and meet established deadlines.

  • Mature, dependable, resourceful, and able to work independently and to maintain strict confidentiality.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Oracle software experience.

  • Associate degree in business administration, accounting, finance or related field.

EMPLOYMENT TESTING:

  • Employment is contingent on passing post-offer, pre-employment criminal background investigations.

IRREGULAR HOURS:

  • Work outside of the normal office hours may be required to meet deadlines and accuracy requirements.

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports directly to Assistant Financial Director

  • Direct Reports- N/A

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: A Williamson County online application ( resumes alone are not sufficient) must be received before the position is closed. Positions are open until filled, subject to close at any time after five days. The Human Resources Department is located at 301 South/East Innter Loop, Suite 108, Georgetown, TX 78626. Phone (512) 943-1533 or visit our website at www.wilco.org.

Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.


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Accounting Specialist

Williamson County