Posted 1/17/2017

The West Central Texas Council of Governments has a newly created position in their accounting group and is seeking an accounting professional who has at least two years of accounting experience in a public accounting firm or professional services organization and a good understanding of accounting principles.

To be considered, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting along with superior organizational skills and attention to detail, and the ability to communicate with and work well with all levels of Council employees. Strong technical skills are a must, including MS Word and Excel. There is great opportunity for professional growth and development here. The Council offers full benefits and competitive salary based on qualifications that fit the position. Please submit resume ASAP to for immediate and confidential consideration!

Department: Finance/Accounting
Reports to: Director of Finance

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Two (2) years of related accounting experience.

Basic Function:
Prepare and maintain financial and business transactions that include work that is analytical, evaluative and advisory in nature and that which requires an understanding of both accounting theory and practice and application of general accounting principles.

Skills Required:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs.
Basic understanding of financial and Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks with multiple priorities in a high energy environment.
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communications.
Ability to maintain attention to detail and ability to work effectively within deadlines.
Ability to maintain confidential and/or proprietary information.
Must possess ability to balance individual and Council responsibilities and contribute to building a positive team spirit.

Job Function (duties and responsibilities):
Review day-to-day accounting processes, such as cash, accounts payables and purchase card reconciliation activity.
Review and maintain accurate accounting data, to include but not limited to, vendor information, data entries, proper coding, etc.
Analyze the effects of transactions on account relationships.
Provide support for department managers on retrieving financial information from accounting website software and act as an advisor on accounting matters.
Review, prepare or enter various journal entries, including monthly allocations.
Clarify any questionable invoice items, prices or acceptance signatures and obtain proper information and/or data required for invoice payment.
Perform various other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance

Position requires routine face-to face personal interaction with other department personnel; therefore, job responsibilities must be physically performed in the Council offices and not in a telecommuting manner.

Travel Requirements: Some travel will be required.

Please note that while resumes of all candidates will be considered, if your skills and experience match our available position requirements, a Council representative will contact you directly. Due to the volume of resumes we receive, we are unable to provide updates on the status of individual applications.

Resumes will be accepted until June 20, 2016 or until a sufficient pool has been established.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


Abilene, TX