Staff Accountant, Capital Assets

Harris County
Full Time 24 per week $60,000 - $65,000 Per year TX 1001 Preston St # 800, Houston, TX 77002, United States


As the Staff Accountant on the Capital Assets team, you are a critical piece for ensuring the financial integrity of the Fixed Asset System and the financial statements as they relate to capital assets and the related expense accounts. You would be completing accounting assignments that require a high level of accounting skill and professional judgment. These assignments include the correct and timely accounting for capital assets; ensuring that reconciling items and variances are identified, explained, and resolved timely; monitoring account coding related to Capital Assets; monitoring the Fixed Asset system; and working with other areas of the County to ensure the integrity of capital assets.

Under the general supervision of the Manager, Capital Assets and in accordance with Harris County policies and procedures, the Staff Accountant:

  • Review and approve the daily requisitions per the procedures and update as necessary.
  • Process disposals received from Purchasing after the Commissioner’s Court approval and other departments when requested.
  • Complete Commissioner’s Court approved transfers from Purchasing or other departments as needed. 
  • Research accounting issues through professional literature.
  • Effectively communicate and articulate Harris County policies, procedures and various accounting transactions to external auditors and internal departments. 

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email 

 This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or other related field with a minimum of 24 hours of accounting coursework.
  • Minimum of six (6) months of relevant and progressive accounting experience. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills.  
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office with an emphasis Microsoft Excel. 
  • Willingness to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Account Principles (GAAP). 

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.


  • Experience in governmental accounting is preferred.  
  • PeopleSoft experience is preferred.