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Accountant - Receivables

Location: Dallas, TX
Job # 10935445
Date Posted: 05-08-2018
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GENERAL SUMMARY:
Under general supervision of the Accounting Supervisor, performs professional accounting work requiring the application of governmental and general accounting theory in maintaining accounting records and producing financial reports. Responsible for a variety of accounting duties, including financial accounting system operations; reconciling and analyzing DART receivable accounts; researching, analyzing, and processing receivable transactions; performing month-end and year-end accounting close; and assisting during internal and external audit process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for receivable accounts including billing, collection, and payment application. Ensures billing for goods and services are in accordance with underlying contracts or established pricing schedules. Monitors accounts receivable aging and past due invoices. Communicates and works regularly with DART customers and internal clients to ensure timely collection of outstanding receivables.
Reviews, researches, analyzes and handles lockbox deposits related to transit pass sales, charter services, lease, rentals, and other miscellaneous receipts. Downloads bank deposit and reconciles transaction amounts to amounts deposited to DARTs bank account. Assigns payments to appropriate customer accounts. Interfaces transactions to accounts receivable and the general ledger system.
Reviews and processes non-accounts receivable deposits. Researches payments and determines appropriate way of recording it in accordance with revenue recognition principles and makes necessary entries. Determines the months during which revenue should be recognized for each billing and customer payment and recognizes revenue in the appropriate month and fiscal year. Maintains relevant schedules and databases to support billing and revenue recognition.
Performs month-end and year-end accounting close by reviewing and verifying that appropriate data has been captured; prepares accrual journal entries; monitors, reviews, and analyzes revenue and expense trends, and investigates significant variances; prepares correcting or adjusting entries as required.
Reviews, analyzes and reconciles assigned general ledger accounts. Reconciles receivable balances to the controlling general ledger account balances. Researches, identifies and explains reconciling items.
Provides assistance during internal and external audits by reviewing, reconciling, compiling, and evaluating accounting records and preparing year-end audit work papers and supporting schedules for areas of responsibility.
Coordinates, communicates and works with all departments to ensure that all revenue transactions are captured in accounts receivable and general ledger records of DART. Responds to all accounts receivable related inquires and creates ad hoc reports related to areas of responsibility for management.
Provides back-up support in the absence of the Accountant I (Cash) as necessary to perform the essential duties of that position and accomplish departmental and agency goals and objectives. Assists with the fixed asset accounting functions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Note: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the below stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance or related field.
Four (4) years of professional level accounting work experience in a computerized accounting system work environment.
Moderate to advanced level of computer skills to manage databases, spreadsheets, etc. Proficient in customizing forms and reports, and using advanced reporting techniques. Able to use various computer applications and software. Can audit and import external data to create ad hoc reports.
Works independently with limited supervision. Organizes activities in order to complete task in accordance with priorities, addresses multiple demands, or meet deadlines.
Analytical and creative skills to find solutions to complex technical, financial and/or administrative problems.
Ability to demonstrate a fiduciary obligation to section, division, department and DART in handling materials and information of a confidential nature.
Ability to be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services. Acts with customers in mind. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Ability to make good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment). Most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time. Sought out by others for advice and solutions.
Ability to pick up on technical things quickly. Can learn new skills and knowledge. Is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge. Does well in technical courses and seminars.
Ability to be able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles. Can get messages across that have the desired effect.
Ability to quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all. Can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups. Can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise. Is seen as a team player and is cooperative. Easily gains trust and support of peers. Encourages collaboration. Can be candid with peers.
Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Can see hidden problems. Is excellent at honest analysis. Looks beyond the obvious and does not stop at the first answers.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
Reports to Mgr. Accounting *

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