DFPS Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Austin, TX

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The Deputy Chief Financial Officer assists the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the coordination and oversight of the major financial functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Represents the division in a leadership capacity on complex financial issues that cross divisions, programs and agencies. Works with the CFO in establishing goals and objectives; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; and coordinating and evaluating program activities. Serves as a policy consultant to the CFO and to the DFPS executive management team on financial issues. Leads cross-functional teams and workgroups. Provides project management on key projects. Reports to the CFO and works under minimal direction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer in the management, coordination, and oversight of major financial and budgeting activities of the department;
  • Provides counsel and advise to the Chief Financial Officer regarding strategic operations, financial trends and their impact, and planning;
  • Assists with the management of the day-to-day operations of the division; - May plan, develop, and/or review proposed policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Evaluates division operations and makes recommendations to develop and implement process improvements;
  • Formulates strategic solutions to financial problems and advises the CFO accordingly;
  • Works with appropriate Division Directors and Managers to implement solutions
  • Serves as a member of the Division leadership team;
  • Represents the Division in a leadership capacity on complex financial issues that cross agencies, divisions and programs;
  • Represents the CFO at external meetings and serves on committees, task forces and interagency workgroups as requested
  • Project management on key projects and leadership of division wide workgroups;
  • Manages and oversees special projects and assignments having agency wide financial implications;
  • Establishes goals and objectives and ensures effective facilitation of work teams;
  • Ensures deliverables are accurate, complete and deadlines are met
  • Coordinates the implementation of legislation and agency-wide projects with Budget, Accounting and Client Service Contracting Directors
  • Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of and experience with State of Texas accounting, budget, procurement, contract management, and other financial policies and procedures;
Knowledge of and experience with state and federal funding streams, cost allocation, and cost recovery methodologies;
Knowledge of and experience with state government legislative processes and initiatives, state and federal statutes and cost principles, and state and federal reporting requirements;
Knowledge of information technology, department legal processes and business services;
Knowledge of strategic planning and business process review and improvement;
Knowledge of principles of leadership and management of personnel and Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards.
Skill in interpreting state and federal rules and regulations, and policy formulation;
Skill in analyzing and evaluating complex programs, rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
Skill in financial policy development, project management and business process improvement and;
Skill in organization, problem solving, and management of multiple and competing priorities.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups and individuals;
Ability to implement and balance change and to lead cross functional teams to implement new or improved work processes;
Ability to establish goals and objectives; Ability to make independent and sound technical judgments; and
Ability to organize workload and set priorities

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting or a business related field
Experience: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting and/or budget related field with four (4) years at a senior level managing and directing financial or audit operations in Texas state government. Five (5) years experience supervising management staff in a budget related environment. Experience must include working with large budgets, complex financial systems, significant revenues and process improvement, and leading and managing large teams. Substitution: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of the required seven (7) years of qualifying experience.

Additional Information:
Certified Public Accountant or advanced degree in business related field preferred.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.