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HARRIS COUNTY Staff Accountant (Temporary Agency) in Houston, Texas

Position Description The Staff Accountant will perform vital Accounting operational functions. This role coordinates financial activities for the nonprofit, including but not limited to, budget-to-actual expenses, accounts payable, procurement, and reporting. This role makes recommendations and provides ongoing communication with business directors and/or program managers. Critical thinking and problem solving will be utilized daily to resolve accounting issues that may arise. This position will provide basic to moderate levels of support to the Budget and Purchasing teams if needed. This position is a temporary-to-full-time opportunity. * *Duties and Responsibilities: * Conducts all booking functions: * Processes check requests * Credit Card requests * Deposit forms * Maintains records of financial transactions * Posts transactions into QuickBooks Online * Maintains accounting records for all transactions including restricted funding and grants, etc. * Works directly with Program Directors on their financial needs, including but not limited to, monitors the approved budgets with actual performance, assists in the preparation of preliminary budget amendments, and other related reconciliations/reports. * Measures revenue budget vs. actual performance. * Conducts month-end closing process including account reconciliations, accruing revenue, deferred revenue, and other month-end accounting transactions. * Assists with bank reconciliations, budget preparation, forecasting, and cash management. * Assists with local, state, and federal tax compliance (quarterly and annual). * Assists with the preparation for the year-end audit of the independent auditor. Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email Requirements * High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, and * One (1) year of experience in accounting and/or related functions. * QuickBooks Online. * Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams). * High degree of accuracy and attention to detail. * Customer Service Skills - for both internal and external customers * Excellent time management, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. * Ability to learn other software programs through on-the-job training and provided written job aides. * Ability to take direction and work independently, taking initiative within areas of responsibility. NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but* ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume"* will not be accepted for qualifications. Preferences * Bachelor's Degree in Business Accounting General Information LOCATION: * * 14350 Wallisville Road, Houston, TX 77049 *HOURS: * A temporary full-time position, requiring the employee to work 40 hours per week. * This may include weekends and holidays. Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department Salary: Depends on Qualifications Location: Houston, TX Job Type: Temp Full-time Department: Commissioner Precinct 2 Job Number: 06270 Closing: 5/17/2021 11:59 PM Central Agency: Harris County Address: 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240 Houston, Texas, 77002 Website: