The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) is seeking qualified applicants for the Accountant III position. The position will provide accounting support to the Business Operations Manager, specifically related to accounting for Hotel Occupancy Tax funds under allowable uses by state law, and will provide other support around internal controls, Accounts Receivable for revenue from cultural venues including the Majestic Theater and the Moody Performance Hall, Accounts Payable, and departmental budgeting.
- Prepares, monitors, and verifies reports of departmental transactions in compliance with accounting policies, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and other regulatory requirements to ensure that the accounting functions achieve anticipated results.
- Conducts audits of financial records to verify accuracy and completeness of financial reporting.
- Provides revenue and expense projection and other analytical information to users including management to facilitate decision-making and planning based on sound financial information; also provides reports for internal and external auditors.
- Monitors, reviews, and analyzes revenues, expenditures, contractual agreements or other documents to ensure compliance with existing regulatory requirements and to evaluate performance of agencies.
- Coordinates within Office of Arts and Culture, and with other departments, agencies, and individuals to ensure maximum utilization of resources and effectiveness of programs.
- Establishes and revises departmental policies and procedures relating to accounting services to ensure compliance with internal controls and other policies and procedures.
- Maintain an organized filing system of paper and electronic documents
- Develop and sustain a level of professionalism among staff and clientele
The successful candidate will need to have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, be collaborative, and be an innovative and strategic thinker.
In addition, the candidate should have the following knowledge and abilities:
- Working knowledge of how to creatively market arts programs, including using social media and websites to communicate about programs and resources
- Knowledge of internal controls auditing procedures.
- Knowledge of personnel procedures.
- Advanced knowledge of the principles, practices, theories and procedures of accounting.
- Ability to make mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.
- Ability to prepare complex financial reports and keep complex financial records.
- Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all levels of management, city officials, vendors, other government agencies, other employees and the general public
Three (3) years of experience in general accounting and a bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting.
- A master's degree (or higher) in accounting or finance plus one (1) year of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
- A current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license plus one (1) year of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
- A current Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification plus one (1) year of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
- A current Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certification plus one (1) year of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.