Financial Accountant II

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Financial Accountant II


Texas A&M Transportation Institute


TTI Financial Services

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Who are we?

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is an agency of the State of Texas and member of The Texas A&M University System. For 70 years, TTI has addressed complex transportation challenges and opportunities with innovation, objectivity, and unmatched technical expertise. Our staff delivers excellence, value and thought leadership to ensure our research sponsors achieve their goals.

Financial Services is one of four divisions that is organized within the Business Operations group at TTI.  The Financial Services division provides business and accounting services in support of TTI's Sponsored Research Program.  Financial Services staff work with TTI departments to ensure that all business activities are performed in compliance with Federal, State, Texas A&M University System, and Agency rules and procedures.

Our Mission and Vision

Our Vision - TTI leads in the creation of knowledge that transforms transportation for the benefit of society.

Our Mission - TTI delivers practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the movement of people, data and goods through research, education and technology transfer.

Our Work Environment

Entrepreneurial culture

Affiliation with Texas A&M University students and faculty

Ability to work with nationally recognized experts

Ability to help train the next generation of transportation professionals

Premier office and research facilities and equipment

Accredited laboratories and safety proving ground

Outstanding research support services

Hybrid work environment/telecommuting

Flexible work hours

Family friendly

High staff retention rates

Leadership development and wellness programs

Data allowance and home office equipment reimbursements

Relocation assistance (if eligible)

Tuition reimbursement program (if eligible)

Our Employee Benefits

TTI employees can choose from several health coverage options offered by The Texas A&M University System for themselves and their families, as well as numerous other benefit programs.

What you need to know

  • TTI is a Texas based agency. This position has the flexibility of a hybrid remote option with two days in a TTI Texas based office. This can be discussed further during the interview process.

  • The salary range for position is commensurate. Final salary will be determined based on the applicant's qualifications and experience.

Job Summary

The incumbent in this position is responsible for auditing travel expense reports, purchase vouchers, and purchase requisitions. This position also trains staff on business processes in individual and group settings. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.  

Essential Duties

  • AUDIT EXPENSE REPORTS, VOUCHERS, AND PURCHASE REQUISITIONS: Audit travel expense reports (Concur), purchase vouchers (AggieBuy), and purchase requisitions (AggieBuy) for compliance with Federal, State, System, Agency, Texas A&M Sponsored Research Services and/or sponsor rules and guidelines. Audit for proper documentation and accuracy of accounts. Compare purchase vouchers being processed for payment to issued purchase orders and resolve discrepancies. 85%

  • STAFF TRAINING: Provide TTI departmental staff with individual and group training on business processes for travel expense reports (Concur), purchase vouchers (AggieBuy), and purchase requisitions (AggieBuy).  9%

  • AGED TRANSACTIONS REVIEW: Monitor and address aged transactions using weekly Concur reports and daily AggieBuy email notifications. 5%

  • OTHER: Perform other duties as assigned. 1%

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

  • Two years of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with consistent, close attention to details. Ability to comprehend and apply rules and regulations.

  • Strong customer service orientation (requirement includes promptness and dependability). Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to develop guidelines and training materials. Proficient with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to make presentations and train personnel in both one-on-one and group settings in a professional manner. Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities, and see tasks through to completion. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting or Business Administration or closely related field or equivalent combination of training and experience

  • 4 years related work experience, accounting experience in a fiscal office

  • 5 years related work experience with administering a travel expense program

  • Experience with Concur eTravel

  • Experience with AggieBuy (web-based e-Commerce system)

  • Expenditure (travel and/or purchase) audit experience with TAMUS member

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to perform common office functions.

  • Ability to frequently communicate with other individuals within the workplace.

  • Ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.

  • Must be able to travel throughout the State of Texas (approx. 10 days per year)

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Valid Driver License

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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