Staff Accountant

Galveston County Health District - Galveston County, TX

Do you LOVE working with numbers? Are you ready for the challenge?

Galveston County Health District is seeking a Staff Accountant!

The right candidate will be responsible for performing technical/accounting duties related to GCHD financial monitoring and reporting.

We can offer you:
  • Excellent benefits; including an Amazing retirement package, rich Paid Time Off plans, Free Life Insurance, FREE Long Term Disability, Affordable Medical insurance, FREE parking and much, much more!
  • Team-oriented environment
  • Salary Rate: $54,940.34 - $56,588.48
We want you to join our team of professionals and begin a long term career with us! If you meet the criteria listed below, please apply.

Must have obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business
3 + years accounting experience

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles along with capability to perform analytical functions and prepare financial and statistical reports
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required
Experience working for a FQHC, governmental organization, or another medical related role is helpful, but not required
Prefer experience with accounting software systems such as Accufund, but not required
Ability to work independently, prioritize workload and meet deadlines
Prefer experience with fixed asset accounting and tracking, but not required
Ability for spur of the moment transportation without relying on organization vehicles.
Must possess or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
Department of Motor Vehicle check may be required, if applicable
Customer Service Oriented
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent Computer Skills MS Office
Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend hours if necessary
Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy
Must be in compliance with ICS training requirements.
Must pass criminal background check and drug/alcohol screening

An equivalent combination of education and work experience which appropriately demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above described essential functions will be considered when hiring for this role.

Traditional Duties:
Responsible for the reconciliation of all bank accounts on a monthly basis, including operational, payroll, and Money Market accounts
Monitor accounts to ensure adequate balances and corresponds with bank representatives for account transfers and as necessary to resolve issues that may occur regarding cash transactions
Work with program areas to ensure cash transactions are handled appropriately and according to GCHD guidelines; provides cashier training and updates training material as needed
Prepare and post supporting journal entries into the Accounting software system, ensuring that revenue, expenses, adjustments and payments are balanced and reflected accurately in the general ledger
Assists in the monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, and preparation of supporting schedules and financial reports
Responsible for monthly permit billing and reconciliation
Maintain fixed asset inventory, ensuring that additions, disposals, and transfers are properly recorded in the general ledger as needed
Communicates with fixed assets custodians, reviews quarterly reports, performs annual inventory of assets and provides reports of assets as needed
Follow federal and state guidelines for assets funded by grants, including annual reporting, and corresponds with grant agencies for approval of transfer or disposal of assets as needed
Responsible for the monthly reconciliation of Health District insurance plans to the general ledger, ensuring that employee deductions are correct and that payments are made to benefit providers; corresponds with benefit representatives as needed to resolve issues
Review payroll tax postings through payroll per pay period and prepares quarterly payroll tax reports (941 and SUTA) in a timely manner and is responsible for reconciliation to the general ledger
Act as backup support to Accounts Payable and Payroll and other Accounting functions when necessary
Assist with the annual year-end audit
Provide assistance to the Controller on special projects as requested
Attends Department/Health District-wide meetings as required
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

To apply please visit and fill out our online application. Applications can be submitted by fax to (409) 938-2284, emailed to or in person at 9850-A, Suite A-111, Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX 77591.

No Phone Calls Please