Apr 03, 2020
Financial Quality Auditor Featured
$70,000 - $72,700 yearly
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 : At the Texas Education Agency (TEA) the auditing function plays a critical role in ensuring legislative funding is being spent in the best interest of the students across Texas. These audits provide information to the public and legislature on the use of public funds and identify best practices to recommend to districts. With the passing of a sweeping school finance reforms passed by the 86th Legislature this position will support its successful implementation of House Bill 3. The Financial Quality Auditor’s primary responsibility is to develop, prepare and conduct on-site and desk review compliance and financial audits of independent school districts and open enrollment charter schools. Duties include designing and performing risk analysis, auditing, investigating, and reviewing records, reports, financial statements, information systems, and management practices of school districts and charter schools in order to ensure legal compliance with state and federal laws and rules and organizational policies and procedures. Periodically the position will lead teams and supervise the work of other section auditors as peers. In addition, this position requires speaking at public functions on laws, procedures and rules relating to school districts. Overall travel for this role is anticipated to be 5-10% of full-time responsibilities. Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Develop and perform complex managerial and financial audits, reviews or special assignments to assess program efficiency, effectiveness, accuracies and compliance with statutory laws and other regulations and provisions. Efficiently prepare and document with evidence in audit work papers the results of audit review, using correct formats, including source, purpose, conclusion, and results. Independently conduct effective meetings and conferences with auditees at all levels, including executive management. Update existing and develop new audit programs based on requirements or needs. Present and develop training material on school laws and best practices for large and small targeted audiences. Performs related work as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; major course work in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related field is highly preferred. Experience: At least four (4) years of work experience. Prefer at least two years’ work experience in an accounting, and/or auditing related field; and/or experience working in the Texas public education space. Substitutions: An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred. Knowledge of Texas school district standard accounting practices preferred. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) pronouncements, Financial Accounting Standards Board, (FASB) accounting standards, the Financial Accountability System Resource Guide (FASRG), and local, state, and federal statutes related to annual financial reporting. Ability to compose clear, concise, and comprehensive audit reports. Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment. Skill in evaluating accounting and management operations systems for accuracy and legal conformance. Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze. Proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing tools (MS Office). Good project management and organization skills; ability to multitask. Self-starter who works well individually and in teams. Strong communicator with excellent written and verbal skills. A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve. Skill in meeting the needs of a wide variety of both internal and external stakeholders; strong customer-service mindset. Demonstrated record of setting clear expectations and holding others accountable for performance. Ability to engage in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment.
Texas Education Agency 1701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, USA Full-time