Aug 24, 2020

Auditor IV

$55,183 - $72,788 yearly
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Austin, TX, USA
Full-time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

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 federal 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 federal funds and identify best practices to recommend to districts.

The Auditor’s primary responsibility is to develop, prepare and conduct advanced (senior-level) auditing work for on-site and desk review compliance and financial audits of independent school districts, open enrollment charter schools, nonprofit organization, and private nonprofit entities receiving equitable services. Duties include designing and performing risk analysis, auditing, investigating, and reviewing records, reports, financial statements, information systems, and management practices of organizations in order to ensure legal compliance with 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.

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.


  • 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.
  • Oversee and/or prepare audit reports to provide technical advice on the requirements, liabilities, and penalties of compliance and non-compliance. Recommend and advise management regarding changes in business processes, information systems, and accounting or management procedures.
  • Update existing and develop new audit programs based on requirements or needs.
  • Perform related work as assigned.





Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Major coursework in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, or a related field is generally preferred.

Experience: At least four (4) years of audit work experience. Two (2) years of work experience in an accounting, and/or auditing related field, and/or relevant work experience in Texas public education is preferred.

Substitutions: An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience.


  • Knowledge of current local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to accounting and federal fiscal monitoring.
  • Well versed in accounting and auditing methods and systems; generally accepted auditing standards and procedures; and computer technology principles, terminology, programming, and automated systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to compose clear and concise audit reports, to gather and analyze accurate and relevant audit information, to evaluate accounting and management operations systems for accuracy and legal conformance, to accurately complete and assemble audit working papers, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others.
  • Superior knowledge of auditing concepts and principles.
  • Highly skilled in the use of a computer, applicable software, and sampling techniques.
  • Solid base of financial recordkeeping procedures, laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Knowledge of governmental financial statement auditing and workpaper review.
  • Ability to analyze data and familiarity with TeamMate audit program.
  • Customer service oriented and willingness to provide technical assistance or guidance to peers and external clients.
  • Strong analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and to engage in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment.
  • A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve.
  • Initiative to identify opportunities and make recommendations to improve policies, practices and processes related to audit functions.

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.

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