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Accountant - Cash

Location: Dallas, TX
Job # 11042999
Date Posted: 06-11-2018
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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 bank accounts; researching, analyzing and processing cash and claim transactions; performing month-end and year-end accounting close; and assisting during internal and external audit process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Responsible for reconciling various DART bank accounts by balancing bank records and DART accounting records and preparing appropriate journal entries and listing of needed bank adjustments. Prepares reconciliation reports and submits them for review by supervisor/manager by including explanations for reconciling items. Researches, analyzes, and reconciles customer credit card payments and ensures that DART received money for the credit card payments.
  2. Responsible for the escheat process and reporting of unclaimed property to the State of Texas via an on-line web application. Prepares listing of outstanding checks, works with various DART departments and resolves open issues related to unclaimed checks. Submits a listing of unclaimed checks to the State of Texas via an on-line web application, and updates DARTs record with the submission information.
  3. Monitors and analyzes daily bank transactions and fund transfers including money market investments and security transactions, identifies and researches unusual transactions and makes necessary accounting entries.
  4. Reviews and analyzes employee group health claim, general liability and accident claim, workers compensation claim, and flexible spending account activity and makes necessary accounting entries. Analyses imprest fund and reconciles the imprest fund accounts for workers compensation and owner controlled insurance program (OCIP) workers compensation accounts.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviews, analyzes and reconciles assigned general ledger accounts. Monitors, analyzes and maintains Local Assistance Programs and general ledger balances including recording of payments to member cities and updating balances by member city.
  7. Reviews, approves and processes requests to void checks, reinstate invoices for payment and cancel invoices if necessary. Determines the status of checks by going to the bank website, works with Treasury to place stop payments on the checks. Handles any requests for check copies and responds to inquiries on check status.
  8. Assists in the preparation of year-end audited financials by reviewing, reconciling, compiling, and evaluating accounting records and preparing year-end audit work papers and supporting schedules for areas of responsibility.
  9. Provides back-up support in the absence of the Account I - Accounts Receivable as necessary to perform the essential duties of that position and accomplish departmental and agency goals and objectives.
  10. 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.
  1. Bachelors Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university.
  2. Three (3) to five (5) years of professional level accounting work experience in a computerized accounting system work environment.
  3. 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.
  4. Interpersonal skill to communicate in writing and verbally with all levels of supervisory and non-supervisory employees, and others both inside and outside of DART.
  5. Works independently with limited supervision. Organizes activities in order to complete task in accordance with priorities, addresses multiple demands, or meet deadlines.
  6. Analytical and creative skills to find solutions to complex technical, financial and/or administrative problems.
  7. Ability to demonstrate a fiduciary obligation to section, division, department and DART in handling materials and information of a confidential nature.
  8. Pass background investigation and credit reference check.



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Gyna M. Bivens
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