Jan 31, 2021

Budget Analyst IV

$55,183 - $72,789 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 Budget Analyst IV plays an important role in the preparation of state and agency budget reports. These reports are integral in maintaining compliance under the General Appropriation Act, as well as state and federal statutes.

The Budget Analyst’s primary responsibility is to prepare and review, coordinate, examine, monitor, and analyze operating budgets, provide technical advice and assistance to TEA staff regarding budgetary matters, and to ensure external reporting is completed in a timely and accurate manner.  This position reports to a Lead Budget Analyst.

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Reporting and Analysis: Prepares monthly financial reports including Budget and Planning Division performance metrics, Private Grant interest allocations; responsible for quarterly Cost Allocation Feeder (CAF); participates in annual UB and lapse projects; serves as back up to Appropriation Control, ABEST/USAS Recon, and Time & Effort and assists as needed; provides extensive, thorough, and accurate customer service and technical support to agency stakeholders; communicates clear and concise financial data to customers; processes Requests for Budget Revisions (RBRs) and Funding Source Abstracts (FSAs) for all assigned agency divisions. 
  • Budget Management Support: Participates in the preparation and development of operating budgets; participates in the preparation and development of the Legislative Appropriation Request (LAR); compiles draft LAR schedules; makes necessary revisions for accuracy and conformance with instructions; maintains supporting LAR documents and schedules; assists with entry into the Automated Budget and Evaluation System of Texas (ABEST). 
  • Fiscal Note Review and Analysis: Participates in the legislative bill analysis process; reviews bill analyses, ensures timely submission of fiscal notes to the Legislative Budget Board (LBB); assists with the review and analysis of cost estimates and fiscal notes for proposed legislation.

 

Qualifications

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. A degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred.

Experience: At least four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in financial management, budget development, or accounting.

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

  • Prior public/governmental experience highly preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of budget, accounting, financial concepts, and management principles and practices.
  • Advanced analytical skills and problem-solving ability with exceptional attention to details. 
  • Experience with CAPPS, USAS, and ABEST systems.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Excel (pivot tables, formulas, and macros).
  • Ability to work independently; prioritize assignments and work on multiple assignments with a high level of accuracy and adherence to strict timelines. 
  • Demonstrated skill in engaging in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment and training others.
  • Competence in preparing, monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on performance measures. 
  • Meticulous attention to detail with production of high-quality work in a dynamic environment.
  • Highly organized.
  • Capacity to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize, and analyze.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to assess, interpret, and communicate financial data to customers.
  • A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve.

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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