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Accounting Technician

Company: City of San Marcos, TX
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Salary: $20.15 - $24.90 Hourly

Location : San Marcos, TX

Job Type: Full-time Non-Exempt

Job Number: 1008-111623

Department: Finance

Opening Date: 11/16/2023

Closing Date: 12/15/2023 11:59 PM Central

FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.



Performs a variety of specialized accounting functions relative to area of assignment including accounts payable and general accounting; posts routine journal entries; generates and/or prepares financial reports related to area of assignment; conducts administrative duties in support of departmental operations; and performs other related duties.



  • Performs a variety of accounts payable duties:
  • Maintains incoming payment requests, invoices, and other electronic correspondence including responding to vendor payment status, distributing vendor invoices into the appropriate department accounts payable folder.
  • Receives and enters invoice data into the City financial software in preparation for weekly accounts payable runs; generates disbursements that include ACH, check, wire, and procurement card payments.
  • Conducts research regarding City payables and provides instruction to departments for timely disbursements. Works with Purchasing to assist departments on identifying discrepancies with Purchase Orders and/or Contracts.
  • Assists departments with proper submission and/or receiving of invoices. Follows up with departments regarding invoice status.
  • Requests additional information and/or documentation to complete vendor payment processing.
  • Issues disbursements to suppliers, vendors, City employees, City Council members, and/or other business/organization providing goods/services.
  • Verifies paid or outstanding status on issued disbursements.
  • Prepares journal entries to properly allocate invoices to the appropriate general ledger accounts.
  • Contact vendors to acquire vendor W-9s and forward the City's W9 form upon request.
  • Assists accountant to issue 1099's 2. Processes procurement card transactions:
    • Assists as needed in verifying account charges for accuracy; identifies and resolves account discrepancies for proper coding.
    • Processes disbursement to procurement card provider; prepares related reports in reconciling the procurement card statements
    • Assist accountant in providing procurement card transaction information to end user departments 3. Performs a variety of general accounting duties:
      • Performs online bank inquiries related to area of assignment.
      • Prepares miscellaneous journal entries; reconciles related general ledger accounts. Compiles statistical and/or financial data related to area of assignment
      • Assists with month/year-end closing and/or annual audit processes. 4. Miscellaneous:
        • Performs data entry; creates, updates, and maintains accounting records and files for area of assignment.
        • Provides support to accountants as needed.
        • Assists with open records requests as it pertains to area of assignment.
        • Coordinates and conducts special projects as required.
        • Assists as needed with the reception area and provides general administrative support. Performs other routine and/or specialized duties related to area of assignment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications)

          • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
          • Two (2) years accounts payable or closely related experience is required.
          • Depending on area of assignment, a valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record may be required. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
            • Working knowledge/experience with Tyler-Munis financials or similar enterprise software system. CORE COMPETENCIES AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

              • Must be able to read and comprehend departmental policies, procedure manuals, and
              • accounting documentation relative to area of assignment.
              • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required; must be able to maintain positive working relationships with City departments and personnel, outside agencies, vendors, customers, and local businesses.


                Physical requirements include lifting of to 45 pounds rarely. Subject to sitting and vision constantly; handling, fine dexterity, hearing and talking frequently; standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, climbing, balancing and foot controls occasionally; bending and twisting rarely.

                Working conditions involve occasional exposure to infectious diseases when interacting with the public.

                Work Hours

                8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F

                FLSA Status


                The City of San Marcos offers its employees a broad range of benefits to enhance their personal and occupational lives. We are committed to a total rewards strategy that provides employees with competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and an environment that supports a healthy work/life balance.

                Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
                • United Healthcare
                  • Choice Plus PPO Plan
                  • Prescription Drug Plan
                  • Wellness Initiatives
                  • Virtual Doctor Visits 24/7
                  • Dental Plan
                  • Davis Vision Insurance
                    • Base Vision Plan
                    • Premium Vision Plan
                    • Laser Vision Correction discounts Retirement
                      • Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
                      • Mission Square Retirement Corporation - optional 457-deferred compensation plan & Roth IRA ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
                        • Flexible Spending Accounts
                        • City paid Life and AD&D Insurance
                        • Voluntary Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability insurance
                        • Employee Assistance Program
                        • Vacation
                        • Sick Leave
                        • Holidays
                        • Longevity Pay
                        • Tuition Reimbursement
                        • Activity Center Membership
                        • Direct Deposit
                          The City of San Marcos strives to provide employees with an opportunity for a flexible and positive work/life balance. Employees in eligible positions are offered remote telework options of up to two days per week or 40% of an employee's scheduled work hours. Remote telework eligibility will be determined by department directors to ensure the City provides quality services.


                          Do you have a High School Diploma or equivalent?
                          • Yes
                          • No


                            Do you have a valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record?
                            • Yes
                            • No


                              Do you possess two (2) years of accounts payable or closely related experience?
                              • Yes
                              • No

                                Required Question

Keywords: City of San Marcos, TX, San Marcos , Accounting Technician, Accounting, Auditing , San Marcos, Texas

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