Sr. Accountant

The North Central Texas Council of Governments Administration Department is seeking a Senior Accountant.

Job Description:

NCTCOG is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development.  NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, NCTCOG has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area.   The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reviews grant-related purchase requisitions, timesheets and accounts payable vouchers by preparing and reviewing requisitions, expense reports, timesheets and vouchers, including subcontractor requests for payment; reviewing project codes on timesheets to ensure correct code usage; submitting to payroll for processing; reviewing and coding general ledger accounts; verifying or assigning project codes; verifying funds available; reviewing for correct signatures; sending to accounts payable or purchasing for processing; reviewing subcontractor requests for payment; ensuring appropriate approvals and signatures have been obtained and supporting documentation attached; and ensuring voucher payments are in the system.
  • Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules and exhibits; prepares and audits general journal entries by reviewing expenditures on PSR’s; ensuring expenditures have not exceeded budgets; completing project worksheets; giving accounts receivable and treasurer the amounts of billing; preparing billing statements and sending statements to the funding agency for reimbursement.
  • Prepares periodic analyses of fund balances and expenditures in the General Ledger accounts assigned or accounts specific to assigned grants by reconciling accounts balances; researching any variances; correcting variances; printing reports for travel advances, accruals, pre-paid expenses, deferred revenue and other payables and preparing journal entries as necessary. Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and state and federal statutes. Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts and bank statements, and reports findings.
  • Maintains adequate records and determines the accuracy and reliability of agency accounting records. Checks accounting operations in progress, and reviews and audits completed financial records for accuracy and conformance with legal and departmental procedures and regulations.
  • Assists in planning procedures and regulations to control the disbursement of allocated funds and in preparing letters of instruction, manual revisions, and related forms as necessary. May instruct staff on the maintenance of accounting records on expenditures and revenues collected, the posting of general ledgers, and the posting of journal entries and/or adjustments.
  • Maintains systems and controls necessary to provide accurate accounts of expenditures and budget balances for agency programs; Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures.
  • Assists in the preparation of CAFR’s by reviewing project trial balances, project PSR’s, receivable, revenue and customer summary reports; and completing related duties as assigned.
  • Provides various support duties for the department by preparing monthly assigned journal entries; assisting with inventory; compiling year-end figures for agency financial report; auditing aging and Workforce contractors as necessary; providing research assistance; assisting with tagging fixed assets and year-end inventory for print shop; working with department staff as needed to accomplish department goals.

Required Skills:

  • Must be detailed oriented, highly organized, with a strong ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and apply lessons learned to multiple situations
  • Strong customer service and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team environment

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years work related experience.


  • $51,874.00 - $60,000.00

FLSA: Exempt

Benefits Provided:

  • Health - We provide an outstanding package of health and life benefits for employees, with coverage available for their families. We offer medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as basic and optional life, long term disability, and flexible spending accounts. Our Full-Time employee health coverage is paid for 100%.
  • Retirement - Full Time employees participate in the (401a) Retirement Plan offered through ICMA by payroll deduction with employer match at 12%.
  • Work-Life Balance - At NCTCOG we want you to achieve a balance between your work and your home life. You'll receive vacation days, holidays, and personal days to use as you choose.
  • Professional Development - We view employees as our most valuable resource and promote the professional development of each individual. At NCTCOG employees receive the support and resources to reach their full potential. Opportunities include tuition reimbursement, paid membership in professional organizations, and a wide range of training opportunities.
  • Flexible work schedules - Hybrid Officing - Based on performance, job duties and business requirements, hybrid work environment, may include remote work opportunities


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Background Check & Drug Testing:

All selected candidates must undergo a pre-employment background check and drug screening. Background checks include national criminal background check, employment history, motor vehicle record check, social security verification, education verification, and other elements as needed. NCTCOG is committed to a safe and drug free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping NCTCOG safe and drug free. In order to receive an offer of employment from NCTCOG, selected candidates must successfully pass the pre-employment background check and drug screening.


The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee's authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.


In order to apply, all interested candidates must apply through our agency's career page: Deltek Talent Management - View All Jobs (



$51,874.00 - $60,000.00


Find your COG
© 2024 Texas Association of Regional Councils