An opportunity with a municipally owned utility for an experienced accountant.
Essential duties and functions may include the following:
Maintains accounting ledgers by posting/reviewing and/or approving the posting of general ledger account transactions; ensuring transactions are processed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), City policy, applicable laws and regulations, and sound business practices.
Provides coordination and oversees the collections of revenue and/or processing of customer payments; analysis, and clearing of delinquent accounts; notifying customers of insufficient payments; calculating/assessing delinquent fines/fees, etc.
Prepares complex financial statements for external reporting or financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing general ledger account information and trends; applying advanced skills and knowledge of accounting and reporting requirements of GAAP.
Prepares audit work papers for annual or special audit by preparing, reviewing, and/or overseeing the preparation of complex supporting work papers for assigned area(s) or funds; providing explanations of City policy and procedures and responding to auditor questions and requests for information in a timely and accurate manner.
Researches current and new accounting standards and related reporting/ information requirements to ensure accurate and timely implementation; organizes/summarizes research results for presentation of recommendations to management.
Leads reconciliation of general ledger and/or bank accounts and resolves account discrepancies by reconciling and/or reviewing the reconciliation of statements and transactions and investigating supporting documentation; provides guidance by facilitating discrepancy resolutions for other internal/external accounting staff members.
Provides guidance and direction through review of asset, liability, inventory, and/or capital account general ledger entries as prepared by internal/external department staff.
Assists departments and other internal or external customers by providing procedural/financial and/or other information and guidance with automated or manual systems.
Minimum qualifications for the position:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to accounting, twenty-four (24) college semester hours in accounting plus three (3) years of accounting experience.
Four completed years towards a five-year accounting degree, plus three (3) years of accounting experience.
A Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration may substitute for one (1) year of accounting experience.
A CPA may substitute for the required four-year degree.
Austin Energy is an enterprise of the City of Austin. Community-owned since 1895, we provide electric power and retail energy services to the Greater Austin area. The Austin City Council sets rates and terms and conditions of service. Austin Energy is part of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).