Number of positions: 2
These positions will report to the Federal Grants Review Unit in the division of Federal Fiscal Monitoring. The individuals assigned to this position (the employee) will perform highly complex auditing work. Specifically, the employee will conduct onsite and correspondence reviews, investigations, audits and other monitoring activities (collectively, audits) of grants awarded to independent school districts and open-enrollment charter schools, education service centers and non-profit entities pursuant to applicable laws rules, regulatory and non-regulatory guidance provided by the agency . In general, the employee will perform duties involving the completion of audit procedures within the time budgeted for the audit and by the deadlines assigned. The employee's work will involve examining, investigating, and reviewing records, reports, financial statements, information systems, and management practices to ensure legal compliance with state and federal laws and rules and organizational policies and procedures. The employee will periodically lead an audit team and supervise the work of other section auditors. The employee will work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other related field.
Experience: Four (4) years of one or more of the following types of experience: (1) experience conducting audits; (2) experience monitoring compliance with federal requirements; and/or (3) accounting experience. Prefer experience conducting audits of independent school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, regional education service centers and/or not-for-profit (tax exempt) organizations.
Note: A practical exam may be administered at time of interview.
License/Certification: Prefer certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), or Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):
Knowledge of: Generally accepted government auditing standards and procedures; generally accepted accounting principles, methods and systems.
Skills in: Using a personal computer and Microsoft Office software applications, especially Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability to: Compose clear and concise audit reports; Gather and analyze accurate and relevant audit information; Communicate effectively; Evaluate accounting and management operations systems for accuracy and legal conformance; Accurately complete and assemble audit working papers.
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 90-day waiting period for health insurance coverage and retirement contributions for new hires and re-hires.
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.