Posting Number: 010721
Posting Date: 01/28/2021
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Salary: B25, $63,104 - $92,000/yr.
Number of Vacancies: 1 Full Time
FLSA Status: Prof-Exempt / Accountant VII (1024)
Division: Office of the Controller
Work Location Address: 611 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Performs highly advanced (senior-level) accounting work in the Office of the Controller of the Texas Lottery Commission (TLC). Work involves preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of financial analyses and reports; establishing, maintaining, and/or overseeing accounting systems, procedures, and controls. May plan, assign, and/or coordinate the work of others. Works in a manner that exemplifies and supports the agency’s core values of integrity, responsibility, innovation, fiscal accountability, customer responsiveness, teamwork, and excellence. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the Financial Accounting and Reporting Manager.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, or business administration is required. (Experience in accounting, auditing, or preparing and analyzing financial statements, in excess of the required four years listed below, may be substituted for college on a year-for-year basis.)
- Four years experience with the preparation of complex financial statements, footnotes, and supplemental schedules required.
- Four years experience in general ledger accounting, accounting controls, and/or auditing is required.
- Two years experience in governmental accounting or GASB technical standards is preferred.
- Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant is preferred.
- Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as workload may require.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relevant to financial administration specifically with general ledger and financial reporting; and of the principles and practices of public sector accounting and management.
- Knowledge of GAAP and GASB requirements for financial reporting.
- Thorough knowledge of spreadsheet software applications (i.e. Excel), including preparing schedules, charts, and graphs.
- Strong organization skills with aptitude for detail.
- Ability to assign and/or coordinate the work of others; to plan, organize, and direct accounting programs; to set up accounting systems; to interpret laws and regulations; and to apply accounting theory.
- Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence regarding findings.
- Ability to create and modify complex spreadsheets to accurately track fiscal reports.
- Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
- Ability to meet and deal tactfully and effectively with others, both in person and on the telephone.
- Ability to handle multiple projects and meet demanding deadlines.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
- Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time; work under deadlines; and operate standard office equipment and computer software.
Essential Job Functions:
- Prepares and coordinates the planning, development, and submission of the agency’s comprehensive annual financial report and annual financial report in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board
(GASB) and Office of the Comptroller Public Accounts requirements.
- Prepares and reviews general ledger accounting entries and reconciliation of financial transactions.
- Prepares and/or directs the preparation of periodic financial statements, analyses, and reports in accordance with state reporting requirements.
- Maintains the overall quality control of the accounting system and ensures the integrity of system processing and accounting records.
- Oversees the analysis of processing systems and functions (gaming and financial systems) and recommends changes as necessary.
- Oversees upgrades to the gaming system which requires coordinating, planning, scheduling, and testing during the project planning, development and implementation phases.
- Serves as a consultant, subject matter expert, and support for various financial and accounting functions and systems of the Office of the Controller.
- Recommends and implements agency accounting and financial policies and procedures in accordance with statute and professionally accepted standards.
- Develops methods for the control of cash receipts, deposits, and disbursements.
- Develops goals and objectives for assigned responsibility area.
- May design and consult with information technology staff in the development of computer systems for financial applications.
- May plan, assign, and/or coordinate the work of others.
- Performs related work as assigned.
HOW TO APPLY:
A State of Texas application is required in order to be considered for this position. The preferred method of applying is by submitting a State of Texas Application electronically through the Texas Workforce Commission's workintexas.com online system by 11:59 p.m. of the closing date stated on the job posting. When a job opening is posted open until filled, it is best to apply as soon as possible, as the posting may close or be placed on-hold at any time with or without prior notification. Applications may also be submitted by mail referencing the position number & title by application deadline to: Texas Lottery Commission, Human Resources, P.O. Box 16630, Austin, TX 78761-6630. Applications may be obtained by downloading the State of Texas Application from the TLC website www.txlottery.org, at www.workintexas.com, or Texas Workforce Commission offices located throughout the state. Applications must be received in our Human Resources office or any Lottery Claim Center statewide by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date listed on the posting. Applications submitted via express or overnight delivery mail should be mailed to: Texas Lottery Commission, Human Resources, 611 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701. Applications are NOT accepted by email or fax. Applicants are solely responsible for timely submission/delivery of applications by the deadline.
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Applications are not accepted unless submitted for a particular position. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the State of Texas application. Only applicants who are invited to interview for the position will be advised of the outcome of the selection process. Tele-conferencing or video-conferencing may be provided for distant interviewees. Selection for the position will be subject to an extensive criminal background investigation. In accordance with legislation effective September 1, 1999, male candidates aged 18 to 25 are required to show proof of selective service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. The State Lottery Act contains provisions that set out causes for rejection if applicable. All positions serve at the will of the Executive Director. Job line information is 1-800-375-6886. Persons with a disability needing special services should call 512-344-5000 three (3) days in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $63,104.00 - $92,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
- Temporarily due to COVID-19