Texas Education Agency Austin , TX 78719
General Job Description
Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
This position reports to the Auditor VI of Financial Desk Reviews in the Division of Financial Compliance. Performs advanced and/or supervisory audit and review work; the work involves coordinating referral of information; performing critical projects as assigned; providing the assistance in auditing standards and performance criteria, federal audit requirements, legal compliance with state and federal laws and rules, electronic data processing (EDP) skills, and other areas that require experience in governmental auditing.
Participates in developing audit programs and procedures; and may lead a work team. Corresponds with school district personnel, school district auditors or the public in general; works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of the initiative and independent judgment. May assign and/or supervise the work of others. May provide input of the staff evaluations.
Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
Essential Job Functions:
The employee will perform the following duties in the audit reviews, EDP and other activities of the Division of Financial Compliance.
Planning (10%): The employee will prepare and modify planning review programs and procedures to ensure that the completion of review programs and final review letters. To this end, the employee will research for all applicable criteria and determining the significance and scope of the potential issues to be addressed in the review programs. The employee will exercise initiative and professional judgment when preparing and modifying the review process and programs.
Desk Review and Reporting (70%): The employee will conduct the second preliminary reviews and first and second financial reviews and incorporate the external auditor's findings and the TEA comments as appropriate, into the final reports or letters.
Maintain, Update and Develop Review Database and TEA Audit Application (15%): Maintaining review databases, depository contract database, fiscal year change database, and TEA Audit application.
Other (5%): Other duties as assigned.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration, computer or management information systems, or a related field is generally preferred.
Experience: Four (4) or more years' experience in accounting, and/or auditing work.
Substitution: An advanced related degree may substitute for two years of required experience.
Travel: 10% required.
License/Certification: Certified Public Accountant (CPA, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):
Knowledge of: Generally accepted government auditing standards and procedures; generally accepted accounting principles, methods and systems; the Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) pronouncements, the Financial Accountability System Resource Guide, and the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) preferred.
Skill in: Planning and auditing; preparing work programs; reviewing documentation; interviewing & gathering information; preparing work papers; developing issues/findings and preparing reports; proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel and Word.
Ability to: Compose clear, concise reports; gather and analyze accurate and relevant information; communicate effectively; evaluate accounting and management operations systems for accuracy and legal conformance; and accurately complete and assemble work papers.
Note: An in-box exercise may be administered at time of interview.
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
Salary is dependent on qualifications.
Positions exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will earn compensatory time off rather than overtime for hours in excess of 40 per week. May be required to work hours other than 8 to 5. May be required to work weekends and holidays.
In accordance with applicable federal and state equal opportunity laws, it is TEA's policy that no person shall be excluded from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action, or be denied any benefits or participation in any educational programs or activities which it operates on the grounds of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status (except where age, sex, or disability constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration).
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires all new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. TEA does not sponsor H1-B work visas. Males, 18 to 25 years of age, are required to present proof of selective service registration (or exemption) prior to being employed by any state agency.
There is a 60-day waiting period for health insurance coverage.
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.
Please note, TEA does not accept resumes.
An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group that has the same state title is not eligible for a salary increase. An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.
The Texas Education Agency uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of
all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights
and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.