Nov 21, 2020

Lead Budget Analyst

  • TrulyHired
  • Austin, TX, USA
Full-time Executive Leadership

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: The Lead Budget Analyst is responsible for planning, assigning, assisting, and supervising the Budget Team with the preparation of required state and agency budgetary reports to ensure compliance with the General Appropriations Act and other applicable state and federal statutes. The work includes coordinating, examining, monitoring, and analyzing operating budgets and providing technical assistance to TEA staff and the Budget Team on budgetary matters. This position reports to the Assistant Budget Director and works under minimal supervision to performs highly advanced managerial budgetary work.

Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Team Management: Supervises, assigns, and monitors the work of Budget Team and ensures completion of tasks within established deadlines; sets performance standards; conduct employee evaluations; trains or coordinate staff development; and counsel's staff regarding work rule violations.
Reporting: Oversees, prepares, reviews, and analyzes financial reports related to general revenue, federal funds, reimbursements, fees, appropriated receipts, and other fund areas as assigned for review by management. Determines appropriate use of funds, performs statistical analyses, develops budgetary reports, and develops and communicates solutions. Includes research and preparation of charts and reports related to internal/external non-routine requests as required. Participates in collecting, organizing, analyzing, and preparing ad hoc reports requested by management, TEA staff, the Legislative Budget Board (LBB), the Office of the Governor (OOG), the State Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA), and the State Auditor's Office (SAO).
Budget Development: Oversees and coordinates tasks associated with the LAR database, Base Reconciliation, Appropriation/CAPPS reconciliation in conjunction with the Assistant Budget Director. Maintains the Budget Division's budgetary tools used to generate internal/external reports including the Budget Analysis Tools (BAT) and Centralized Accounting Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS).
Analysis: Determines methodologies and techniques for analyzing the operating budget; examines the operating budget for completeness, accuracy and conformance with policies and procedures; informs management of budget deviations, problems, and events likely to impact operations.



Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or business.

Experience: At least five (5) years of experience in public/governmental financial management, budget development, or accounting. Two (2) years of supervisory and/or team lead experience is preferred.

Substitutions: Each additional year of related experience above the required minimum may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis


Advanced knowledge of budgetary, accounting, financial concepts and management principles and practices.
Advanced analytical skills and problem-solving abilities.
Proven knowledge of CAPPS, USAS, and ABEST systems.
Skill in analyzing complex financial information as well as identifying and solving associated problems.
Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision while following limited oral and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, employees, other agencies, and the public with an emphasis on customer service.
Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment.
Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines.
Highly skilled in Microsoft Office applications including advanced use of Excel (pivot tables, formulas, and macros).
A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve.
Fast learner who thrives in a high-performing environment.
A track record of performance and successful implementation across multiple concurrent projects.
Self-starter with an outcomes-based approach to management.

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.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $63,103 to $83,298 Per Year
Job Category: State-level Positions > Analyst
Equal Opportunity Employer
Texas Education Agency is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Emily Douno
  • 1701 N. Congress Avenue
  • Austin, Texas 78701

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