Oct 28, 2021

AP Accountant

$42,243 - $55,602 yearly
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Austin, TX, USA
Full-time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Accounts Payable Accountant performs highly complex accounting work that requires careful review of vendor invoices before payment vouchers are entered to the agency accounting system (TCAPPS - TEA's modified version of CAPPS accounting system). This individual will play a critical role ensuring that the accounts payable team meets its performance goals and supports the agency in fulfilling its strategic priorities by meeting deadlines and maintaining a high standard of accuracy. In addition, the Accounts Payable Accountant must have a passion for outstanding customer service to respond to the needs and expectations of a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. The accountant is expected to contribute his or her knowledge, independent judgment, initiative, and expertise to build on the team's objective of continuous improvement.

Please note that a resume is a required attachment for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.

Flexible work location within the state of Texas may be considered for qualified candidates.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Audits administrative contract and non-contract invoices against contract/PO payment terms;
  • Obtain program manager final invoice payment approval; 
  • Process vouchers in TCAPPS per State of Texas Prompt Payment guidelines;
  • Follow up with program division managers to liquidate outstanding encumbrances; 
  • Timely customer service to internal and external stakeholders.

 

Qualifications

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: At least three (3) years of experience in accounting.
 
Substitutions: Each additional year of related experience above the required minimum may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis
 
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Share the belief that all Texas students can achieve at high levels and are able to succeed in college, career, or the military;
  • Experience with accounts payable procedures and processes, CAPPS, USAS, and TINS;
  • Knowledge of fiscal programs; governmental accounting; budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to financial operations;
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Office and PeopleSoft products;
  • Ability to engage in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment;
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills; 
  • A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.

Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here.

This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.

No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


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