Accountant

Req No.
2020-4474
Company
Central Health
Job Locations
US-TX-Austin
Category
Professional
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Under general direction of Controller records financial transactions, ensuring that they are, maintained, and reported accurately. Assists Controller and Chief Financial Officer with special projects such as budget preparation, Intergovernmental Transfers (IGT), and annual audit. May supervise staff performing accounts payable and payroll duties.

 

Responsibilities

  • Ensures financial records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and accepted policies and procedures. Resolves accounting discrepancies and prepares accurate accounting entries to reflect accounts correctly.
  • Reviews general ledger account balances and performs analytical procedures to correct as necessary, preparing accurate and timely correcting journal vouchers.
  • Prepares audit work papers to support the external audit and works with auditors to explain the accounting systems, records, and procedures as necessary.
  • Runs standard reports from the accounting system upon request and prepares or assists in preparing special reports from the accounting system upon request.
  • Assists in the preparation of the monthly financial statements (the Balance Sheet and Income Statement).
  • Ensures accurate and timely monthly, and year end closes and ensures all financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Reconciles bank accounts accurately and timely and reports any discrepancies to supervisor immediately.
  • Prepares payments and assists in running the biweekly payroll as necessary.
  • Supports the Controller and the CFO as necessary through special project work.
  • Maintains clear and open lines of communication with internal customers, vendors, other Central Health staff, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • Reviews company projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial accounting practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of and ability to use common applications such as Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Knowledge of sound business practices and effective work techniques; ability to manage time effectively.

Skill in:

  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Applying Accounting procedures
  • Use of spreadsheets
  • Processing large volumes of numerical data
  • Ability to record data/information
  • Establishing work priorities to ensure completion of job tasks within a specified time frame
  • Operating a personal computer and related equipment

Ability to:

  • Use automated financial systems;
  • Prepare basic financial statements such as the balance sheet and income statement from detailed accounting records and trial balances;
  • Analyze and explain complex financial data; 
  • Analyze account balances to determine if they are properly stated; 
  • Correct accounting errors;
  • Work under general direction;
  • Work cooperatively with staff at all levels; and 
  • Write clearly and to communicate effectively with different types of people.

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other relevant field.

 

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 3 years of experience performing routine and complex general ledger accounting activities. Minimum of 18 hours in accounting course work.

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