• Accountant II

    Location TX-Austin
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  • General Overview

    Accountant II


    Job code: 000004
    FLSA status: Exempt


    General Overview


    This position is on the Asset Accounting team within the Accounting Department.


    At an intermediate level, performs complex financial accounting and reporting activities for all entities mainly related to asset sub-ledger and general ledger accounting and capital business processes.  Researches, interprets and ensures compliance with various regulatory requirements and ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.  Develops, prepares and reviews asset accounting reports following prescribed format and requirements. This position utilizes knowledge and experience in own discipline but is still building higher-level knowledge and skills.  Utilizes discretion and independent judgment to determine an appropriate approach within general parameters and some guidance from supervisor, manager and/or more experienced colleagues.



    - Reviews and/or prepares reconciliations and other periodic analysis of accounts, procedures and department practices; provides alternative recommendations; performs cost/benefit analysis to determine the most cost-effective solution.
    - Prepares moderately complex detailed schedules and work papers, journal entries and general ledger account and/or sub-ledger reconciliations and intercompany account reconciliations.
    - Maintains the general ledger accounts.
    - Ascertains whether company assets are properly accounted for and safeguarded from loss.
    - - Performs fluctuation analysis of financial statement variances, writes reports on findings and provides supporting documentation for conclusions reached.  Prepares monthly management reports.  Assists in preparation of audited financial statements’  footnotes.
    - Researches and analyzes complex accounting rules and regulations and determines the applicability to the LCRA.  Recommends guidelines for implementation.  Researches and monitors PUC and other regulatory rules and legislation; ensures compliance through timely organizational communication.
    - - Reviews and finalizes journal entries prepared by other staff members that are within established guidelines for materiality, including monthly, quarterly and year-end accruals.  - Analyzes moderately complex business processes and solves problems identified and/or recommends changes to improve the process and/or internal controls.  Provides accounting and accounting system consulting support to LCRA staff as required.
    - Develops policies and procedures related to functional areas of responsibility.  Conducts initial internal control evaluations.  Implements approved process and control improvements and monitors results.  Provides training and guidance to other Accountants and administrative staff.
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    This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.


    Minimum Qualifications


    Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Bachelor’s degree in business or economics with 18 or more college credit accounting hours including intermediate accounting plus two or more years of experience in accounting. Up to 6 college credit hours in technical, business acumen may substitute for accounting hours.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


    - Knowledge of advanced accounting principles
    - Knowledge of accounting/financial systems
    - Knowledge of PeopleSoft or similar accounting software
    - Knowledge of internal control concepts and applications
    - Knowledge of the applicability of accounting principles to complex and varied business situations
    - Skill in analyzing and solving complex problems
    - Skill in verbal and written communication
    - Skill in explaining accounting treatments in a variety of business situations
    - Skill in applying accounting concepts and principles into practical business solutions
    - Skill in meeting deadlines
    - Intermediate skill level in office productivity applications (such as email and word processing)
    - Advanced skill level in spreadsheet applications
    - Ability to balance and manage competing high priority work demands
    - Ability to build relationships and foster teamwork
    - Ability to work in a team environment
    - Ability to maintain confidentiality


    Work Environment


    - Work hours are spent in an office environment
    - Work sometimes involves weekends, holidays and non-standard hours


    Physical Demands


    - Work involves constant finger/hand manipulation in using a keyboard and mouse


    This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Bachelor’s degree in business or economics with 18 or more college credit accounting hours including intermediate accounting plus two or more years experience in accounting. Up to 6 college credit hours in technical, busines acumen may substitute for accounting hours.

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