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Accounting Specialist II

Accounting Specialist II

Port of Brownsville

Job Summary

This position involves some level of independent judgment. Duties include performing clerical work requiring the application of various work methods and procedures which may be complex. This employee will be required to interpret the BND Tariff and departmental policies and practices.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepares accounts receivable billing.
  • Reviews and posts Accounts Receivable receipts and invoices.
  • Reviews vessel information accumulated in the Klein Program and generates vessel invoices.
  • Prepares Preliminary Cargo Statistic Information.
  • Prepares and posts, subject to approval, Accounts Payable vouchers and other vendor payments.
  • Prepares payroll checks and periodic payroll reports.
  • Makes Federal Tax Deposits for payroll-related obligations.
  • Maintains payroll files.
  • Maintains ledgers as appropriate to assigned duties, including payroll deductions reconciliations, tax collections ledger and the overweight permits ledger.
  • Performs monthly reconciliation of bank statements.
  • Assures daily and other periodic backup of data files are completed.
  • Performs a cash verification on cash deposits from other departments.
  • Issues receipts for payments, including cash payments.
  • Maintains files assuring discrete handling of confidential material.
  • May be called upon to perform receptionist duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree or Certificate in Accounting or closely related field.
  • Must be computer literate with experience in using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must have some knowledge of modern accounting practices, office terminology, procedures and equipment.
  • Must have the ability to maintain established records and files.
  • Must have the ability to deal courteously with the public and with employees.
  • Must have the ability to work in coordination with other employees on a common project.
  • Must have the ability to exercise good judgment in the making of minor decisions in accordance with rules, policies and procedures.
  • Must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must have the ability to write legibly in English.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • One to three years of experience in Accounting.
  • Bilingual (English / Spanish).

 Work Conditions & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work involves near continuous use of computer terminal.
  • Work requires light physical effort such as stooping and bending, and occasional lifting of lightweight objects (up to 25 pounds).
  • Work requires long periods of sitting (up to 2 continuous hours and up to 8 hours in a day).
  • Work occasionally requires periods of walking out-of-doors, in dusty locations and in the presence of heavy equipment for periods of up to 6 hours per day.
  • Work occasionally requires driving in an environment that contains heavy equipment in operation.
  • Work may require long periods of standing (up to 2 continuous hours and up to 6 hours in a day).
  • Occasional work outside of normal working hours may be required.

Additional Requirements

  • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
  • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.

The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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