Accountant III

Texas State University

Posting Information

Posting Number2024389

Posting/Functional TitleAccountant III

University Pay Plan TitleAccountant III

LocationSan Marcos

DepartmentSponsored Programs

Recruitment TypeOpen to All

Job TypeFull-Time

Monthly Salary$4,250 – $4,584

Job CategoryExempt

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

Read and interpret contracts and award terms, laws, regulations and policies

and procedures for compliance

Strong math and communication skills

Bachelor’s degree

Knowledge of financial operations, laws, and terms

Strong computer skills

Ability to design, analyze and prepare financial reports

Ability to prepare complex invoicing with the appropriate documentation


Ability to monitor expenditures and accounts receivable activity with strong

analytical skills

Skill in researching and reviewing institutional and sponsored program questions

Skill in prioritizing a high-volume workload

Preferred Qualifications

Enterprise administrative system experience

Experience in sponsored program award administration

State of Texas experience in Finance

State of Texas experience at an institution of higher education

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting

Certification in CRA , CGFM or other

Research administration in higher education

Job Description

Performs complex professional accounting work involving the application of a comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices to the resolution of a wide variety of complex accounting problems. This position may have primary responsibility for a segment of the General Accounting operation or a specialized complex area.

Job Duties

Develop complex, non-standard financial reports and statements requiring

interpretation and difficult analysis.

Research complex problems, identify changing requirements for management

information needs.

Perform complex financial reviews and other fiscal procedures, reviews, account structures &/or reports, and automated accounting systems.

Recommend changes and/or solutions.

May train and supervise lower-level professional and clerical accounting staff.

Prepare complex journal entries and reconciliations.

Identify &/or potential problems and take actions(s) to correct.

Prepare complex financial statements &/or reports, including special projects.

Read and interpret laws, regulations and policies and procedures for


Provide technical assistance to resolve complex accounting problems for GAO staff and others.

Advise and guide staff with student and accounting problems.

Analyze existing policies and procedures and make recommendations for

changes to policies/procedures for accounting systems(s).

Analyze complex financial data and reports and make recommendations

based on analysis.

Research and prepare information to aid systems analysts in preparing specifications for financial reports needed by General Accounting and university personnel.

Attend meetings, seminars, staff developments and training sessions.

May have primary responsibility for daily supervision of a segment of the

General Accounting Office, a specialized complex area, or an audit follow-up

and compliance.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Information to Applicants

Job Open Date03/04/2024

Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)03/15/2024

Open Until FilledNo

Normal Work DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End5:00PM

Posting Notices

Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!

• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!

• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program

• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.

• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus

• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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