State Bar of Texas

  • Accountant - TAJF

    Job Locations US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/5/2018 4:15 PM)
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    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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