Financial Accountant Ii

City of San Antonio
Full Time 30 or more per week $52,732 - $79,099 Per year Finance United States


Under direction, is responsible for performing professional level accounting work involving the analysis and reporting of municipal finances and other tasks related to the practices of recording, classifying, and researching financial transactions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment. May exercise functional or technical supervision over assigned staff.

This position is a "grant funded" position, therefore unclassified and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.  

Work Location
100 W. Houston St.

Work Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Monday - Friday

Essential Job Functions

  • Assists in the review and preparation of financial reports.
  • Directs and provides training and support to professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Monitors, evaluates, records, classifies, and summarizes financial transactions.
  • Provides guidance to the staff in the interpretation and implementation on the City's financial accounting and reporting.
  • Supports staff, drafts complex accounting journal entries and reviews completed entries.
  • Prepares and oversees the development of financial reports for financial analysis, forecasting, trending, and results analysis.
  • Coordinates and provides information and technical assistance to internal and external auditors.
  • Directs and responds to open record requests and leads special projects.
  • Analyzes and reviews financial transactions.
  • Reviews periodic reconciliations of general ledger, subsidiary accounts, and bank statements.
  • Prepares and reviews filings required by other governmental agencies to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) years experience in accounting.
Applicant Information
  • 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, additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of accounting including GAAP guidelines.
  • 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 relating to the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of variance analysis.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of financial record keeping.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.