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Accountant III

Texas State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

Posting Information

Posting Information

Posting Number


Posting/Functional Title

Accountant III

University Pay Plan Title

Accountant III


San Marcos


Office of Payroll & Tax Compliance

Recruitment Type

Open to All

Job Type


Funding Source

Monthly Salary

$3,945 - $4,809

Job Category


Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proven experience in payroll processing and tax compliance.
  • Strong understanding of relevant tax laws and regulations.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
Job Description

Performs complex professional accounting work involving the application of a comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices to the resolution of a wide variety of complex accounting problems. This position may have primary responsibility for a segment of the General Accounting operation or a specialized complex area.

Job Duties
  • Respond to employee inquiries and provide assistance on payroll-related matters.
  • Investigate and resolve payroll discrepancies or errors.
  • Stay updated on tax laws and regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Calculate and deposit payroll taxes, including Social Security, Medicare, and income taxes.
  • Prepare and file accurate and timely payroll tax returns (federal, state, local).
  • Reconcile payroll liabilities and resolve discrepancies.
  • Prepare complex journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Maintain organized and up-to-date payroll records.
  • Conduct internal audits to ensure payroll and tax compliance.
  • Respond to external audits and inquiries from tax authorities.
  • Utilize and maintain payroll software systems.
  • Prepare and distribute W-2 forms at year-end.
  • Collaborate with finance, human resources, and other departments.
Additional Information to Applicants

Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm

Job Open Date


Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)

Open Until Filled


Normal Work Days

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start


Normal Work Hours End


Posting Notices

You will be required to electronically attach a resume.

Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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Applicant Document
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation #1
  3. DD 214/DD1300
  4. Veteran's Preference
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