Performs highly advanced accounting work involving implementing major accounting practices by assisting in preparing for annual financial audit, preparing complex account reconciliations, serving as backup for Sections Accountants and the Membership Accountant, approve and review accountant's journal entries. Assist in preparing for monthly and annual close and ensuring the completeness and accuracy of financial reporting. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. The Senior Accountant is expected to use persuasion to influence outcomes and demonstrate leadership and supervisory abilities to provide guidance when the Controller is unavailable. Remote work available up to two days a week pending good performance.
Prepare Special Revenue Funds bank, credit card, and investment reconciliations. Prepare reconciliation worksheets, general ledger reconciliations and routine and non-routine journal entries.
Prepare special revenue funds financial statements. Use accounting system to prepare SRF financial statements, and year-to-date trial balances for review by the Controller and distribute SRF financial statements as requested.
Prepare the 990 tax returns for the Special Revenue Funds
Supervise the Membership Accountant - Cross-train on all duties of the Membership Accountant, including membership reconciliation, dues transfers, sections dues payments, certificates of good standing reconciliations and transfers, credit card dispute research, reviewing and distributing financial reports, other items as needed.
Prepare various high-level monthly general ledger reconciliations and bank statement reconciliations for the General Fund, including credit card merchant bank account (annual activity exceeding $15M) and General Fund operating bank account (annual activity exceeding $198M). Research and resolve outstanding issues and anomalies.
Serve as backup to Section Accountant/Section Accounting Manager and assist with complex section financials. Prepare reconciliations for cash and investments, prepare and review financial statements and prepare full accounting services for up to 5 complex sections or as needed by the Sections Accounting Manager.
Assist in gathering information for financial and internal audits. Assist the Controller in preparing for the financial audit by providing PBC (prepared by Client) schedules and providing correct account balances, reconciliations, and supporting documentation to auditors. Assist the Controller in coordinating the Internal Audit requests and other items as needed.
Assist with the Budget. Post TBCLE budget adjustments monthly and annually assist with the preparation of the annual budget for the CFO.
Assist Controller in annual review of Accounting Departmental controls, including updating policies, reviewing system access, reviewing authorized signature list, and implementing system and process enhancements, and other items.
Other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, or a related field is required. Experience in Microsoft Dynamics GP preferred and Excel experience required. Knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) required and GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board) principles preferred. CPA, CGAP, or other related certification preferred. Five years of related work experience serving in a senior accounting role or as a team lead preferred. Ability to plan, organize, and accomplish accounting objectives; ability to analyze budget to actual funds; ability to set up accounting systems; ability to interpret laws and regulations; ability to apply accounting theory; ability to communicate effectively; and ability to review the work of others. Ability to work independently under minimum supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. Constantly required to work with other state bar staff and may occasionally be required to work with, communicate to, and resolve complex issues relating to State Bar of Texas vendors. Requires the ability to maintain confidentiality.
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