Senior Accountant


Who we are

At the Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS), we help provide more than 305,000 Texans with retirement, disability and survivor benefits. TCDRS is one of the best-funded retirement systems in the nation. Although we provide retirement benefits or “pensions” to hard-working Texans, our unique features distinguish us from traditional pension plans and keep us financially strong.

How we’re different

  • We are savings based: Members save for their own retirement over the length of their careers. The TCDRS benefit is based on the total final savings balance and employer matching. 

  • We are responsibly funded: Our employers pay 100% of their required contribution rate each year. This ensures that funds are there when needed. 

  • We offer flexibility and local control: TCDRS is not a one-size-fits-all system. TCDRS employers can choose benefit levels to meet their needs and budgets.

What we need

We are looking for a conscientious, focused, and professionally motivated employee to join our Finance team. The Senior Accountant will participate in many key processes within the accounting department, including employer reporting and electronic payments’ analysis, account and bank reconciliations, cash management, financial reporting and analysis, 945 taxes, and accounts payable support.

What you’ll do

  • Perform monthly employer reporting and electronic ACH-Debit payment reconciliation amounting to $60 million/month for more than 780 Texas counties and districts

  • Assist in weekly accounts payable; prepare/review monthly bank and account reconciliations

  • Assist in weekly and monthly member benefit payments processing

  • Assist in the preparation of recurring journal entries, account analysis and reconciliations, fund balancing, and 945-related payments and required filings

  • Help prepare quarterly and annual financial statements

  • Aid in the preparation of monthly internal reporting

  • Help with finance-related projects including accounting software and pension accounting system improvements

What you should have

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; CPA certification a plus

  • Four-plus years of accounting experience; pension accounting experience a plus

  • Experience with internal auditing, compliance and operational controls a plus

  • Experience with governmental accounting and financial reporting standards a plus

  • Four-plus years using mid-market accounting/Enterprise Resource Planning system; prefer Microsoft Dynamics GP and BI360 financial reporting software

  • Ability to solve problems, draft policies and procedures, understand all facets of the Accounting department and effectively interact with a variety of staff levels

  • Advanced written, analytical and verbal skills 

  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft programs

What TCDRS values

TCDRS takes pride in our shared values of integrity, care and anticipation.

  • Integrity means we get satisfaction from doing the right thing. We understand how important the retirement system is to our employers and members. We are responsible and accountable as stewards of our customers’ financial futures.

  • Care means that we educate and empathize with our members as they provide and plan for one of the biggest decisions in a person’s life: retirement. We work to build strong partnerships with our employers, investment managers and stakeholders; and we take care of each other.

  • Anticipation means we don’t just look at what we can do for our members and employers right now — we also think about what we can do for them in the future. Looking ahead requires a critical eye, a curious mind and a willingness to explore creative solutions.

What you’ll get

TCDRS offers a competitive salary and excellent health benefits with a dynamic and rewarding work environment in Austin, Texas, overlooking Zilker Park. This is not just a job, but a chance to help thousands of Texans plan for the future. 

What to do next

If this sounds like you, submit your resume to employment@tcdrs.org. Please refer to the job title in the subject line of your email.