Jul 28, 2021

Auditor IV (00015767)

$4,599 - $6,066 monthly
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Remote (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.

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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. Recommends and advises 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.

 

Qualifications

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
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.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Understanding 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. 
  • Understanding of governmental financial statement auditing and workpaper review. 
  • Proficient in data analysis 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. 
  • Develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals. 
  • Highly organized; capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. 
  • Effectively work 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. 


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