State Bar of Texas

Accountant - TAJF

2 weeks ago(1/5/2018 4:15 PM)
Closing Date
Open Until Filled

General Description

This position performs a variety of accounting functions, manages the loan assistance program, and performs entry-level financial examination work.

Primary Functions

  • Performs a variety of accounting functions:
    • processes payments,
    • maintains vendor master list,
    • oversees cash receipt and bank deposit processes, and
    • prepares related reports.

Work involves maintaining, preparing, posting, and balancing accounting statements, records, documents, and reports.

  • Performs entry-level financial examination work by assisting with fiscal desk reviews:
    • examines grantees’ audits and documents any findings
    • analyzes grantees’ operations, internal controls, and systems for reliability, adequacy, and compliance with grant regulations
    • reconciles grantees’ accounting records and their quarterly expenditure reports to ensures reliability, adequacy, accuracy, and compliance with grant regulations, and
    • reports erroneous or questionable transactions.
  • Responsible for student loan assistance program:
    • reviews semi-annual attorney applications for accuracy, completeness, and determination of grant amount,
    • receives incoming calls/emails, provides technical expertise, and suggests corrective action to attorneys applying for or receiving loan assistance, and
    • examines quarterly certifications and ensures accuracy of quarterly payments.
  • Creates statistical, financial, and other informational reports for management, board members, grantors, and other stakeholders, while maintaining required confidentiality.
  • Assists with fund distributions to grantees.
  • Assists with monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Performs other responsibilities as required.

Position Requirements

  • Two years’ experience in a professional environment that requires basic knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university is required; major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field is preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office products required, particularly Excel; experience with MS Dynamics GreatPlains accounting software preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting processes required; experience in nonprofit accounting and grant accounting/compliance preferred.
  • Project management skills; problem solving skills; time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and written.



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