POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible to the Controller for performing and monitoring complex accounting activities for financial reporting, general ledger reconciliation, and other accounting functions as may be assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Reviews accounting records and transactions to assure conformance to statewide fiscal rules, accounting system procedures, and accounting policies.
2. Reviews, balances, and prepares monthly General Ledger closures.
3. Generates quarterly and year-end financial reports.
4. Approves worksheets for external auditors.
5. Implements new Government Accounting Standards (GASB) statements.
6. Interprets Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other regulatory requirements.
7. Ensures that controls exist to identify fraud, errors, and irregularities in financial requirements.
8. Assists in reviewing documents for bond issuance, preparation of journal entries recording the delivery of bonds, and the development of amortization schedules for bond issuance costs.
9. Interprets complex financial information for management.
10. Assists in the design and development of financial policies and procedures.
11. Assists in the development of Annual Budgets.
12. Assists in year-end contract revenue journal entries.
13. Performs other duties and special projects as requested.
14. Performs with minimum supervision and exercises good judgment in day-to-day decisions.
EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in accounting, Masters preferred.
EXPERIENCE At least three years of experience in governmental accounting.
KNOWLEDGE Knowledge of water/wastewater financing and accounting. Knowledge of Lawson ERP Software and/or other financial software. Working knowledge of Excel and Word.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to use independent thought and judgment concerning repetitive and detailed work. Must be able to perform mathematical calculations to analyze and interpret financial data. Individuals must be able to communicate effectively with others.
GUIDANCE RECEIVED Follows general professional standards and methods. A range of professional standards and methods guide the completion of assignments and decisions made. The position is responsible for adhering to policy and procedures and receives general supervisory direction. Position incumbents may identify and recommend changes to methods, procedures, and policies and may be asked to help implement changes.
WORKING CONDITIONS Duties are almost always carried out in an office environment.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Office machines, including computers, calculators, adding machines, copy machines, microfilm readers, and scanners.
The Trinity River Authority of Texas is a conservation and reclamation district that provides water and wastewater treatment, along with recreation and reservoir facilities, within the nearly 18,000-square-mile Trinity River basin. As a critical infrastructure industry, TRA values its customers, partners, leadership and the men and women who make it more of a duty than a job to help treat drinking water to the highest standards and treat wastewater by removing nearly all of the pollutants. TRA applies responsibility and accountability to every facet of what it does. TRA also maintains a master plan for basin-wide development, and serves as a conduit for tax-exempt financing for municipal projects, and as a local sponsor for federal water projects. Each TRA operating project is an independent financial entity, and TRA receives no tax revenues or appropriations.