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.
This position is funded through September 30, 2023, with federal stimulus funds. Continuation of the position beyond that date is contingent upon available funding. This federally funded position will provide critical support for the agency to urgently address student learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 IV will work with grants funded by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act and other federally funded grants.
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 10-20% 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.
Flexible work location within the state of Texas may be considered for qualified candidates.
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 two (2) years of experience in an accounting or other related monitoring and/or auditing related field. Experience working in the Texas public education space is preferred.
Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.