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Accountant III

Accountant III

Accountant III

Houston, TX 77019

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Job Type

- Contract


Reconciles trust bank accounts, trust general ledger accounts, and other miscellaneous balance sheet accounts on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis. Assists in the identification and resolution of accounting issues encountered while keeping the Supervisor and Manager apprised of potential issues requiring attention. Interfaces with all levels of personnel across all locations and departments regarding trust accounting issues.


Must have the following:

  • Reconciliations
  • Data Manipulation
  • Exp. Working with large sets of Data

  • Strong Excel and Access
Trust Reconciliation
  • Reconciles all trust bank accounts in accordance with all local, state, and federal requirements. Ensures accounts tie to both general ledger and sub-ledger detail. Provides assurance on preneed sales accounting, including but not limited to, deferred revenue and trust investments.
  • Recognize anomalies within trust accounting and work with supervisor to insure proper accounting is achieved.
  • Analyzes the deposits and withdrawals made to trust and prepares the appropriate entries to record the cash.
  • Assists the Supervisor/Manager in helping other departments brainstorm additional revenue sources and their appropriate accounting implications.
  • Reconciles and analyzes customer refunds to contract data to insure completion.
  • Reconciles third party trust statements to the general ledger and records the appropriate adjusting entries.
  • Performs accounting research related to revenue recognition as necessary.
  • Suggests need for new or changed controls and/or procedures and recommend such changes to management as necessary.
  • Ensures that transactions are properly supported and classified in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Assists the Supervisor and Manager with special projects as necessary.
Auditing and Compliance
  • Performs contract analysis on pre-need funeral contracts purchased in Texas in accordance with the Texas Department of Banking.
  • Performs analysis on monthly variances on general ledger accounts.
  • Assists the supervisor in the coordination of the internal and external audits.
  • Provides schedules and documentation to internal and external audit groups.
Demonstrates a Commitment to Services Excellence, Trustworthiness and Integrity
  • Shows consistency among principles, values, ethical standards and personal behavior
  • Is trusted by supervisors and peers to keep one’s word and follow through on commitments
Promote Innovation
  • Brainstorms and generates new ways to look at processes and problems
  • Assists the team in identifying cost savings and revenue opportunities
  • Generates new ideas and initiatives
Achieve Results
  • Balances time, resources and quality requirements to achieve business goals
  • Sets high standards of performance for self and others
  • Assists in driving the achievement of agreed-upon results
Display Adaptability
  • Actively supports change initiatives
  • Assists the Supervisors in coaching junior level staff to adapt to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change
Communicate Effectively
  • Conveys information clearly and concisely in written and spoken communication
  • Listens effectively and provides frequent feedback
  • Creates environment in which team members share information openly and honestly
  • Makes effective and motivating presentations
Collaborate with Others
  • Utilizes optimal level of collaboration with team members to achieve business goals
  • Shares credit with others for their contributions
  • Celebrates team successes
Build Productive Relationships (Internal / External)
  • Relates well to people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives
  • Maintains composure and constructive relationships even under difficult circumstances

EDUCATIONAL/Experience/MINIMUM Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting or in a related discipline
  • CPA/CMA certification is plus
  • 3-5 years of experience in accounting/analysis, auditing, financial reporting or equivalent experience in a related field
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Industry experience, a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, preferably with a heavy focus on Access and Excel
Work Hours
  • Working beyond “standard” hours during month end close, quarter end and year ends, and as required for additional projects

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