TPWD – Accountant III

September 9, 2023
Austin, TX
Job Type



To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.


All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed.

Job history and volunteer experience should be listed in the work history section of the application to receive credit towards meeting the minimum requirements. Part-time experience credit is prorated based on the duration and hours worked per week. Please indicate hours worked for part-time/temporary/seasonal experience. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete.

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Job Classification


Military Specialty

Accountant I-VII


36A, 36B, 70C, 89A

Accountant I-VII


LS, LSS, PS, 310X, 651X, 751X

Accountant I-VII

Coast Guard

SK, F&S, FIN10

Accountant I-VII

Marine Corps

3451, 3402, 3404, 3408, 8844

Accountant I-VII

Air Force

6F0X1, 65FX, 65WX

*More information on military occupational specialty codes can be found below:

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim veteran's employment preference including surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran as outlined by the State of Texas, you must attach a DD214 at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Veteran's Hiring Reference page at


Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as generous paid time off, group insurance, retirement and pension, and frequent training and staff development opportunities. Other benefits include longevity pay, merit pay, deferred compensation, flexible benefit plans, 401K/457 retirement plans, direct deposit, telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. For new employees or rehires, health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period. Click HERE to view our Benefits page.

HIRING CONTACT: Viktoriya Jensen, (512) 389-8802

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD 80210 Financial Resources - Accounts Payable, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas, 78744


This position performs moderately complex (journey-level) accounting work and is responsible for assigned financial responsibilities in Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) and Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS). Work involves, but is not limited to the daily processing of bills for payment, troubleshooting complex Accounts Payable (AP) issues, posting expenditure corrections and performing other day-to-day Accounts Payable duties along with reconciling AP transactions between CAPPS and USAS. Supports the AP module of CAPPS by assisting with testing accounting functionality, training staff, performing data entry, and recommending improvements and/or revisions to the AP module. Assists with special projects as needed. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

NOTE: Fragrance-free work environment in Accounts Payable department.




Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or closely related field.


One year experience in accounting and financial operations.


If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid class State driver's license.



One year of experience in accounts payable, accounting, financial operations, or clerical/bookkeeping work with advanced office experience including preparation of correspondence and reports, and record keeping, may substitute for 30 semester hours of the required education, with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business.


Experience with accounting systems such as Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS) and CAPPS;

Experience in accounts payable, accounting, and other finance at a Texas state agency or university;

Experience in accounts payable in processing and analyzing AP transactions with


Experience analyzing large data sets utilizing MS Excel or similar reporting tools.


Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);

Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures affecting the maintenance of accounting records and automated accounting systems;

Knowledge of integrated financial system or similar system payment process;

Knowledge of Texas Comptroller object codes and definitions, vendor codes, applicable Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) purchasing codes and funding codes applicable to the processing of bills;

Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;

Skill in using automated accounting systems such as USAS, CAPPS, or similar systems;

Skill in using computers for financial analysis;

Skill in using accounting systems and ad-hoc database query tools;

Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;

Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other State agencies and organizations;

Skill in presenting financial data in a clear and understandable manner;

Skill in ascertaining areas to be considered confidential and maintaining confidentiality in sensitive matters;

Skill in managing several projects simultaneously;

Ability to follow procedures for accounting systems;

Ability to follow instructions and resolve routine problems;

Ability to research, analyze and interpret financial data;

Ability to demonstrate attention to detail;

Ability to work accurately with large amounts of numerical data;

Ability to identify errors while taking and/or recommending appropriate corrective actions;

Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality;

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships;

Ability to work as a member of a team to accomplish goals;

Ability to provide excellent customer service;

Ability to maintain positive attitude while working under pressure;

Ability to navigate in the Comptroller's financial system (USAS) and vendor database (TINS);

Ability perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 15 lbs.;

Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.


Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;

Required to work on holidays, weekends, and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as necessary;

Required to work overtime as necessary;

Required to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 15 lbs.;

Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures;

Must comply with fragrance-free work environment in Accounts Payable department;

May be required to operate a State vehicle;

Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicle.


Closing Date: Sep 21, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

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