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Financial Accountant II At City of San Antonio

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Job Description

Under direction, is responsible for performing professional level accounting work involving the analysis and reporting of municipal finances and other tasks related to the practices of recording, classifying, and researching financial transactions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment. May exercise functional or technical supervision over assigned staff.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:



  • Assists in the review and preparation of financial reports.
  • Directs and provides training and support to professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Monitors, evaluates, records, classifies, and summarizes financial transactions.
  • Provides guidance to the staff in the interpretation and implementation on the City's financial accounting and reporting.
  • Supports staff, drafts complex accounting journal entries, and reviews completed entries.
  • Prepares and oversees the development of financial reports for financial analysis, forecasting, trending, and results analysis.
  • Coordinates and provides information and technical assistance to internal and external auditors.
  • Directs and responds to open record requests and leads special projects.
  • Analyzes and reviews financial transactions.
  • Reviews periodic reconciliations of general ledger, subsidiary accounts, and bank statements.
  • Prepares and reviews filings required by other governmental agencies to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.



JOB REQUIREMENTS:


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) years of experience in accounting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with Microsoft office.
  • Experience with SAP.

APPLICANT INFORMATION:
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:


  • Knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of accounting including GAAP guidelines.
  • Knowledge of accounting related computer programs and software.
  • Knowledge of City and departmental policies, procedures, and administrative systems.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, policies, and regulations relating to the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of variance analysis.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of financial record keeping.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.



  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.

  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing, references, background checks, and credential verification, as required by the position. Depending on the position, selected applicants may be required to comply with any state and federal requirements for the position and may be subject to interval criminal background checks in accordance with relevant regulations.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.sanantonio.gov/HR/CareerCenter.aspx

Human Resources Department
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-207-8705

hrcustomerservice@sanantonio.gov
Position #2020-00594
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT II
DE


Financial Accountant II Supplemental Questionnaire


  • 1.
    Are you a current regular full time CoSA employee?

    Yes
    No

  • 2.
    What best describes your highest level of education?

    Some High School
    High School Diploma or GED recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency
    30+ completed semester hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
    60+ completed semester hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
    Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university
    90+ completed semester hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
    120+ completed semester hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
    Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
    Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
    PhD, JD, or other Post Graduate Degree from an accredited college or university
    None of the above

  • 3.
    How many years of experience do you have in accounting?

    Less than one year
    1 year
    2 years
    3 years
    4 years
    5 years
    6 years
    7 years
    8 years
    9 years
    10 years
    11 years
    12 years
    13 years
    14 years
    15 years +
    I do not have experience in accounting.

  • 4.
    Select any of the following items you have at least two (2) years of experience with:

    Classifying financial transactions
    Evaluating financial transactions
    Monitoring financial transactions
    Recording financial transactions
    Researching financial transactions
    Summarizing financial transactions
    Financial analysis
    Financial forecasting
    Financial trending
    Preparing financial reports
    Reviewing financial reports
    Reviewing bank statements
    Reviewing general ledgers
    Supervising
    Training
    None of the above

  • 5.
    Select the following computer systems you have at least two (2) years of experience with:

    MS Word
    MS Excel
    MS Access
    MS PowerPoint
    MS Outlook
    SAP Financial & Accounting Systems
    None of the above

  • 6.
    Are you a veteran or active member of the armed forces?

    Yes
    No

  • 7.
    The expected starting salary for this position is between $43,539.86 to $48,982.31, depending upon your qualifications. Are your salary expectations between this range?

    Yes
    No

  • 8.
    Describe a financial project you have worked on. What was your role? What were the results of the project? (If you do not have experience answer N/A)





  • 9.
    Describe your experience manipulating large data sets to identify trends and correlations and to compile reports. Please reference software applications used, as well as use of major functions within those applications.





  • Required Question