CPS Accounting Technician II

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Job/Position DescriptionCPS Accounting Technician II – This position handles Foster Care reimbursement to the FPS homes, Child Placing Agencies, Residential Facilities, Emergency Shelters and Psychiatric Transition Programs. The Accounting function involves processing invoices through the IMPACT financial system for foster care payments and applying childrens social security income towards cost of care. Researches and resolves billing discrepancies between the provider and the department on a daily basis. The position routinely interacts with Foster Care Eligibility Specialists, Foster Parents, Facility Accountants, State Office, Contract Managers and Youth for Tomorrow. Obtains and verifies income resources to determine the childs financial status. Assists with the preparation and monitoring of financial reports pertaining to expenditures of income and foster care payments. This position may assist with switchboard duties and Child Watch shifts. Essential Job FunctionsOn a daily basis, this position monitors and research invoice rejection errors to resolve all discrepancies pertaining to the childs information in IMPACT to allow Foster Care Invoices to process. Facilitates recoupment of manual payments. Handles system generated Prior Period Adjustment invoices each month that may include recouping or adding childrens income. Responsible for maintaining and distributing error reports. Keeps track of child Specific Contracts. Provides back-up and works closely with the Accounts Payable person. Coordinates between the worker and the provider to resolve billing discrepancies. Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsNone required. Knowledge Skills AbilitiesKnowledge of general accounting principles and procedures affecting the maintenance of accounting records. Experience in establishing effective communication and working relations. The Ability to gather information and resolve problems in a effective and timely manner. Ability to operate a personal computer including experience in working with the agencys IMPACT system and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access). Ability to exercise good judgment at all times. Initial Screening CriteriaGraduation from high school or equivalent. Experience with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, Auditing, Bookkeeping, Financial operations and Invoice processing experience. Sixty semester hours from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience. Experience working with the IMPACT system is preferable. Additional InformationNote: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 42A, YN, 0111, 3A1X1. For more information see the Texas State Auditorand#146;s Military Crosswalk here.Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called to an agency for an interview must notify the interviewing agency in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview. https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/jobprofile.cfm?szOrderID=599263 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.