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Specialist Accounting, P-Card

Houston Community College

Job Description

We are currently seeking an Accounting Specialist who will advance the institutions proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.
The Opportunity
You: Math whiz. Statistics aficionado. Balancer of budgets.
Your mission: Were looking for someone to perform a broad range of accounting functions with lead responsibility for accounting records.
A typical day: You might be preparing annotated statistical reports or reconciling bank deposits in the morning, and working with another department to resolve financial issues in the afternoon. Whether youre coordinating the disbursement of employee and student checks, or reporting on fiscal activities, youll be working with a great team in an environment of continuous learning.
Next steps: If striving for smooth financial operations is what you do best, and you want to contribute to HCCs student experience, your next step should be applying for this position. We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Summary

The Accounting Specialist is under general supervision performs a broad range of accounting functions with lead responsibility for accounting records.


Complete daily accounting processes accurately and effectively while following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and established HCC guidelines.


Participate in accounting year-end close activities including, but not limited to, identifying and preparing manual accruals, review and correct payment discrepancies, etc.

Maintain up-to-date records for activity relating to cash transactions.

Work with personnel in other departments within the College and the System to review and follow up on problems involving financial activities.


Monitor expenditures with Program Directors and Deans to ensure that the expenditures fall within College/System purchasing guidelines.


Submit reports of all fiscal activities to the Director of Administrative Services monthly, or as needed.

Prepare tax reports for withholding, Social Security, and other taxes.

Prepare annotated statistical reports, which detail financial operations (e.g., cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, profit and loss, etc.).


Disseminate accounting information to staff as needed and identify additional information that could be made available.


Perform incidental clerical work, including typing, sorting, filing, collating, preparing mailing lists.

Initiate stop payment requests.
Perform fund transfers.
May verify work orders for authorized funds.
May perform tasks related to installment contracts.
Perform other duties, tasks and assignments as required.
Education & Experience              
  • Associates degree with 6 college hours in Accounting required
  • 4 years directly-related experience may be substituted in lieu of required degree and accounting hours
  • 3 years General Accounting experience is required 
Licensing & Certification
  • Valid Texas Driver License
Special Skills      
  • MS Office Programs
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft
  • Budget Management
  • Strong mathematical skills 
  • Delivering High Quality Work
  • Accepting Responsibility
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Driving Continuous Improvement
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Thinking Critically
  • Managing Change
  • Communicating Effectively 
Working Conditions

General office.  May frequently be required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.  Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopier, file cabinets, and calculator.  Manual dexterity, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use 2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes.  Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events.  May be required to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.


SECURITY SENSITIVE:  This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215


The Organization
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. Were proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
The Team
Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. Youll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, youll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.
Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
• Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York Citys 55.
• 145 languages are spoken here.
• Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
• Houston is a major-league sports town, and dont forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
• The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
• World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nations top institutions.
• With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houstons cultural scene.
• Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.
If this sounds like the role for you and youre ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

EEO Statement

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veterans status.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517                                    

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or Institutional.Equity@hccs.edu


HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact  (713) 718-8565.

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