Accountant II

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Southlake Finance Department
Location of position: 
Southlake, TX
$55,448 – $70,000
Date Posted: 
Friday, September 6, 2019
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Job Description: 

The Southlake Way

Do you want to be “audit” you can be? Do you want to say “calc u later” to your current job and work for a premier organization? We are searching for a world class professional ready to serve our world class community!

The City of Southlake is a place where we come together to enrich the quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. We strive to exceed expectations by delivering memorable experiences, world class services, and a thoughtfully planned, well-maintained City. The Southlake Way inspires us to respectfully deliver excellent services, creating positive and lasting impressions. Learn more about our values here.

What You Will Be Doing

Our professionals are the most important resource in our service commitment to our customers. We nurture a progressive environment where challenging, empowered, and purposeful work is celebrated.

The Accountant II will perform professional accounting duties, including general ledger reconciliation, financial reporting and record keeping and to maintain a variety of accounts and general ledgers for various programs within the City. This is accomplished by utilizing finance accounting software and other relevant documentation to identify activity related to capital improvement project accounting, capital asset accounting, roadway impact fee accounting, debt service management and balance sheet reconciliations. Other duties include preparing journal entries and reports, annual tax abatement compliance, annual insurance re-rate, managing insurance claims, preparing annual division budget, grant management, and annual entry of budget to finance system. Other essential functions include:

Accounting activities: Execute accounting activities by complying with applicable standards and specifications including financial reports, general ledger reconciliation, bank statements reconciliation, budgeting, auditing and record keeping; reviewing and analyzing various records and reports; preparing manual journal entries on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually basis to book non-automated transactions; allocating bulk expenditures; reclassifying general ledger account coding errors; preparing financial reports for various City departments; maintaining accurate financial records; maintaining, reconciling and auditing a variety of ledgers, reports and accounting records; examining and correcting accounting transactions to ensure accuracy; and tabulating financial and statistical data. Provide key information: Provide information to Finance by explaining accounting transactions and resolving accounting issues and discrepancies; using various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports; and maintaining a variety of accounts and ledgers.

The Benefits of Working Here

Competitive pay and exceptional benefits Retirement program (TMRS) with City matching 2:1 Vacation, Sick, and Holiday pay City paid LTD, AD&D, and Life insurance Longevity Pay Tuition Reimbursement Champions Club Membership Discount (resident rate) Ongoing training City provided certifications Employee Assistance Program

What You Bring To Us

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Two (2) to five (5) years of relevant experience. Ability to remain flexible with your schedule. Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays for City Council/Boards and Commissions meetings, and other community events. You work for the greater good of the City and live the values every day. You graciously serve those who live, work, and play here. You are a good steward of City resources and are empowered to make decisions aligned with the City's strategy. You anticipate customer needs and relentlessly pursue solutions. You take pride in your work. It's your community! You are warm and sincere and listen with empathy. You own the experience and make each moment memorable.