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Accounts Payable Accountant (Accountant IV)

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 3/12/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00004119

Job Description

MISSION:  The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance and support to school systems.
POSITION TITLE:  Accounts Payable Accountant (Accountant IV)            
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Accounts Payable Accountant performs highly complex accounting work that requires careful review of contract invoices before payment vouchers are entered to the agency accounting system (TCAPPS). This individual will play a critical role ensuring that the accounts payable team meets its performance goals and supports the agency in fulfilling its strategic priorities by meeting deadlines and maintaining a high standard of accuracy. In addition, the Accounts Payable Accountant must have a passion for outstanding customer service to respond to the needs and expectations of a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. The accountant is expected to contribute his or her knowledge, independent judgment, initiative, and expertise to build on the team's objective of continuous improvement
Please note that attachments, including resumes and cover letters, will not be considered for this position.
  • Audits administrative contract and non-contract invoices against contract/PO payment terms
  • Obtains program manager final invoice payment approval
  • Processes vouchers in TCAPPS per State of Texas Prompt Payment guidelines
  • Follows up with program division managers to liquidate outstanding encumbrances
  • Provides timely customer service to internal and external stakeholders


Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or business-related subject.
Experience: At least three (3) years of accounting experience.
Other Qualifications: 
  • Experience with accounts payable procedures and processes, CAPPS, USAS, and TINS
  • Knowledge of fiscal programs; governmental accounting; budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to financial operations
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Office and PeopleSoft products
  • Ability to engage in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran's preference.
Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires all new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The Texas Education Agency uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility.
This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.