Jan 31, 2021

Director of Budget and Finance

$63,103 - $94,992 yearly
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Austin, TX, USA
Full-time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

MISSION: The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) is committed to creating change so that each individual is able to be fully included in their own communities and exercise control over their own lives.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Per a Governor’s Executive Order, the Texas Education Agency is the designated state agency for TCDD, and as such, provides administrative support to hire and select the best talent to support TCDD’s mission. TCDD operates as a separate government entity of TEA and manages its federal award separately. TCDD offices are located on E. Oltorf in Austin, TX.  TCDD is governed by a 27-member governor appointed Council.

TCDD is responsible for awarding and administering over $5 million in federal funds to organizations that assist people with developmental disabilities to achieve their potential for independence, productivity, and integration into their communities by awarding grant funds to subrecipients who develop a comprehensive system of service and supports in Texas.  

TCDD is seeking a Finance and Budget Director who will perform advanced senior-level oversight and management of the daily fiscal activities of TCDD including grant expenditures and operational expenses.  The Finance and Budget Director is familiar with state and federal rules and regulations, policies and procedures and administrative and business practices that relate to state budget and procurement. This position reports directly to the TCDD Executive Director and may also coordinate and complete special projects assigned by the Executive Director.

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.


  • Oversees the planning, organizing, and administration of financial processes, operating procedures, and system utilization for the agency budget and financial program.
  • Develops, monitors, and accounts for the grant expenditures and operational budget of the agency and ensures compliance with federal funds. Track and analyzes agency finances across multiple funding years to make recommendations on the use of agency resources.
  • Serves as the agency’s liaison to the Designated State Agency on procurement and accounting tasks, and oversees payment, tracking, and reporting of agency vendors and contractors. Coordinates with Designated State Agency on the preparation of budgets as well as budget reports to agency management, Council, and federal agency.
  • Supervises budget and finance support staff and completes performance assessments.




Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or related field. 

Experience: At least six (6) years of experience in any of the following: budget preparation and analysis, financial management, procurement and contract management, operations management, or performance measurement reporting work.

Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.

  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA, Certified Management Accountants (CMA), Certified Texas Contract Developers (CTCD), or certified Texas Contract Managers (CTCM) preferred
  • Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) certification must be obtained within first six (6) months of employment 
  • Advanced knowledge of budgetary, audit, accounting, financial concepts and management principles and practices 
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment 
  • Highly skilled in usage of CAPPS, Access, Sequel Server, Microsoft Project (or similar) and Excel (pivot tables, formulas, and macros) systems
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
  • The ability to translate knowledge and information into effective messaging
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize, and analyze 
  • Outstanding personnel management skill
  • Analytical with the ability to structure ambiguity into actionable, value-added plans
  • 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.

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