MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Manger of Financial Accountability is a key position in the office of School Finance and the Financial Compliance Division as their role impacts the financial operations of 1,200 charter schools and school districts across Texas. The Manager of Financial Accountability supervises a team of four to five hardworking individuals and reports to the Director of the Financial Compliance Division. The Manager is responsible for leading the team that assigns financial ratings to all districts and charters. Additionally, this position performs highly advanced, hand-on auditing work that includes monitoring charter schools and school districts’ financial and operational strength. The Manager corresponds with school district and/or charter school personnel, school district or charter school auditors, and the general public. The position works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.
Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
Team Leadership: Leads, develops, and supervises a team of 4-5 employees who are responsible for issuing financial accountability ratings for districts and charter schools.
Audit and Review Management: Completes all fiscal management, School Health and Related Services (SHARS), special allotment, and CPA workpaper audits and reviews in accordance with the audit plan and in a timely manner.
Stakeholder Support: Provides excellent technical guidance, customer service and communication to agency personnel, school district and charter school personnel, Education Service Center (ESC) personnel, and other stakeholders.
Program and Process Updates: Ensures all audit and review programs are kept up to date, incorporating the most recent changes to laws, rules, and accounting changes; this includes risk assessment and procedure changes to the audits and reviews.
Financial Data Oversight: Oversees and supervises the development, analysis, and review of financial data and applicable business, financial, and/or regulatory plans.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in accounting, finance, business, or related field.
Experience: At least five (5) years of Accounting and/or Auditing experience which must include experience in a supervisory role. Experience in a school district/charter school and/or auditing experience is preferred. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or other industry recognized certification/license preferred
Knowledge of generally accepted government auditing standards and procedures; generally accepted accounting principles, methods, and systems
Evidence of a strong supervisory background
Experienced in project planning with successful launch of new projects
Working knowledge of the Financial Accountability System Resource Guide, and the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS)
Planning and auditing, preparing audit work programs, reviewing documentation, interviewing & gathering information, preparing work papers, developing issues/findings, and preparing audit reports.
Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word
Prove ability to compose clear, concise audit reports, gather and analyze accurate and relevant information, communicate effectively, evaluate accounting and management operations systems for accuracy and legal conformance, and accurately complete and assemble audit work papers
Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts
Highly organized with an ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment
Performs related work as assigned
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Skill in meeting the needs of a wide variety of both internal and external stakeholders with a strong customer service mindset
A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve
Ability to engage in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.
Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here.
This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Internal Number: 12598
About Texas Education Agency
The Texas Education Agency is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education in the state of Texas. It helps deliver education to more than 5 million students.