Sr Accountant, Revenue Accounting

Harris County
Full Time 24 per week $80,000 - $85,000 Per year TX 1001 Preston St # 800, Houston, TX 77002, United States
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Overview

As a part of the Revenue Accounting and Financial Controls Department, the Senior Accountant is responsible for recording, reconciling, and monitoring revenue from various Harris County departments. In this role, you will need to process large amounts of data for reporting, so we need someone who is highly accurate, analytical, and self-motivated with a knack for problem solving!

With general supervision from Manager, Revenue Accounting and according to the policies and procedures of Harris County, the Senior Accountant will:

  • Review and analyze complex accounting templates.
  • Communicate with department to ensure timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of general ledger accounting information. 
  • Ensure accurate compilation, analysis, and reporting of accounting data in PeopleSoft. 
  • Perform revenue trend and variance analysis.
  • Generate and distribute monthly revenue reports and financial forecasts. 
  • Participate in month-end and year-end closing process, including journal entries with supporting documentation, report preparation and distribution and related reconciliations. 

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx
 If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email 
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 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.

Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or other related field with a minimum of 24 hours of accounting coursework.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant and progressive accounting experience. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent problem solving, decision making, 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. 
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills that will facilitate productive working relationships with internal Harris County departments and management as well as external stakeholders and auditors. 
  • Keen understanding of Generally Accepted Account Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting and Standards Board (GASB) standards. 

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.

Preferences

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation or currently on CPA track preferred.
  • Experience in fund accounting is preferred.
  • Experience in governmental accounting is preferred.
  • PeopleSoft experience is preferred.
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