Financial Accountant I - San Antonio

City of San Antonio
San Antonio
39580.84 - 59371.78 USD Annual
17 Oct 2019
27 Oct 2019
Contract type
Full time
Job Summary

Under general supervision, is responsible for performing professional level accounting work involving the analysis and reporting of municipal finances, and other tasks related to the practice of recording, classifying, and researching financial transactions. Exercises no supervision.

Essential Job Functions
  • Records, classifies, and summarizes financial transactions and events in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), City Ordinances and applicable legal mandates.
  • Prepares and submits accounting journal entries and adjustments into the City's SAP Financial and Accounting System.
  • Analyzes and reviews financial transactions submitted from City Departments for accuracy and appropriateness.
  • Reconciles sub–ledgers to the general ledger and resolves differences, such as bank statements, investments, and credit cards.
  • Insures required accounting entries are completed before the closing of the month.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
  • Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Ability to utilize Excel, Power Point, Internet, and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to prepare, review and analyze journal entries for accuracy and completeness.
  • General Governmental Accounting and SAP.

  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full–time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full–time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre–employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
  • Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 10 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting, and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of accounting related computer programs and software.
  • Knowledge of City and departmental policies, procedures and administrative systems.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, ordinances, policies and regulations related to the assigned area of responsibility.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of financial record keeping.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret and/or prepare financial and accounting documents and reports.
  • Ability to schedule and coordinate projects, set priorities, and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co–workers, management and City employees.
  • Ability to perform all the physical, intellectual, and analytical requirements of the position.
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